Diversity in the workplace is not new, but the global political climate of late has made it top of mind for many organisations.
What are the benefits of a diverse workplace?
How to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace?
Diversity and inclusion best practice 2019
Broaden your definition of diversity
Establish mentorship and leadership programmes
Although most global businesses are making strides in the right direction when it comes to their recruitment process, to be truly committed to diversity and inclusion, it must also be an element in your organisation’s retention strategy.
Ensure managers and other important stakeholders across the organisation fulfil diversity and inclusion goals as part of their performance review.
Research by Deloitte showed that engaging middle management on diversity is key to success. There are several approaches your organisation can take to achieve this including training, enabling them to become mentors to diverse employees and having open conversations to air any concerns they have.
As you can see, diversity and inclusion is not a tick the box exercise, there must be a cultural reboot to truly see the benefit but from a social, HR and commercial point of view, these benefits are too big to ignore in 2019.