19 Jul 9 Steps to Designing a Diverse Workplace
Encouraging those from diverse backgrounds, be they social, ethnic, sexual orientation, disability and so on, to pursue a career in your company can help give your business a competitive advantage. The diversification of a business’ employees fosters innovation, creativity, and excellent performance.
The benefits are incalculable: for individuals, families, communities, companies, and the economy and nation as a whole. Whichever industry you are in, you have the opportunity to contribute and to reap the fruits! It is less about quotas, and more about a business reflecting its audience and society as a whole.
It’s also about finding talent, and by ignoring a whole section of society, it leaves an enormously valuable pool of talent under utilised. If I were to start to design a diverse workplace, these are the areas I would look at, as part of a Diversity and Inclusion Strategy it would be a great place to start for any business looking to hire diverse candidates.