What Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Do Your Employees Really Want?

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If you’re thinking about implementing a diversity and inclusion program in your company, you should first find out what type of diversity programs do your employees find valuable and want to see implemented at your company.

Diversity at the workplace: A competitive advantage

In light of recent events, diversity and inclusion have become the number one topic for HR professionals. Many companies are examining their antidiscrimination policies and rethinking the way they are building and promoting workplace diversity.

As they should, because black lives do matter, and so do black employees. Did you know that racially and ethnically diverse teams outperform industry norms by 35%, according to McKinsey’s research?

Considering all the benefits of workplace diversity, how can you promote it in your company? 

There are many different workplace and diversity programs you can implement so which ones should you choose to implement? 

If you’re thinking about implementing a diversity and inclusion program in your company, you should first find out what type of diversity programs do your employees find valuable and want to see implemented at your company.

What diversity and inclusion initiatives do employees really want?

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) did an interesting research study in which they surveyed 16,500 employees around the world to find out what diversity initiatives employees actually want. The researchers found out that different underrepresented groups preferred different types of workplace and diversity initiatives.

What do female employees want?

Female employees want to have visible role models and flexible-work programs as well as parental leave.

 Real-life example

Women of color who say they have mentors are 81% more likely to be satisfied with their career progression than those without mentors, according to research conducted by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI)…

Source: Everyone’s Blog Posts – RecruitingBlogs

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