It’s about intent aligned with action and requires thinking about many factors – use the employee life cycle to enable workplace diversity and workplace inclusion Starting with leadership and communication and the policies and procedures of a business, as well as its culture.
Leading organizations now see diversity and inclusion as a comprehensive strategy woven into every aspect of the talent life cycle to enhance employee engagement, improve brand, and drive performance. The era of diversity as a “check the box” initiative owned by HR is over.
According to one study, organisations with strong employee diversity and inclusion have higher rates of employee retention and find it easier to recruit new employees than those without. Companies with more diversity and inclusion in the workplace have a 22% lower turnover than those without.