Diversity in the workplace will increase significantly in the coming years as a growing number of people belonging to historically underrepresented groups seek employment in a global economy.
Successful employers have recognized the need for action and policy regarding diversity initiatives and understand the benefits of having a diverse employee base.
An organization's commitment to diversity should be important to all job candidates in selecting companies of interest. Organizations must be prepared to adapt outdated policies and practices to accept and retain a more diverse workforce.
In this era of globalization, diversity in the business environment is about more than gender, race and ethnicity. It now includes employees with diverse religious and political beliefs, education, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientation, cultures and even disabilities. Companies are discovering that, by supporting and promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace, they are gaining benefits that go beyond the optics.
1. It’s healthy for company culture
2. It fosters new ideas and innovations
3. It improves understanding of your customers
4. It opens the door to more mental health conversations
5. It improves employee retention
6. It boosts the bottom line
According to new research from tech software platform Built In, 30% of tech professionals said their companies either don’t have any DEI programs in place or are making a very poor effort. This report aims to shine light on critical issues to ensure tech comes together as an industry to shape the movement humanity needs and talent demands.
Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology makes the case on why companies should hire people with disabilities and a list of resources for employers to better support employees with disabilities.
The True Value of Bringing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Into Your Workplace
In today’s business world, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are often treated as buzzwords that often amount to little more than a mandatory annual training. But the reality is, when you make DEI a priority, every facet of your organization benefits, including the bottom line.
Begin your journey by learning what DEI truly is and understanding the value it can bring to your company.