How does an organisation create a more diverse workforce?
One of the biggest misperceptions about diversity recruiting and hiring is that it’s simply a matter of finding candidates to fill open positions. While this is where talent acquisition efforts are largely focused, it’s essential for your organisation’s leadership team to realise that true diversity requires a multi-pronged strategy. It’s as much about inclusion as it is about diversity.
In fact, at some organizations, diversity and inclusion (D&I) has been flipped; it is now called inclusion and diversity. This isn’t simply a marketing ploy. It’s recognition that inclusion—the behaviors and social norms that ensure people feel welcome—is essential to diversity.
“Feeling welcome” in the workplace has broad implications. It’s about everything from the way people relate to one another on a day-to-day basis to recognizing skills and abilities and providing opportunities for advancement.
When assessing whether your organisation is inclusive, it’s helpful to think in terms of embracing differences.
How inclusive is your organisation?
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