More Companies Take Diversity and Inclusion Seriously, Research Says

More Companies Take Diversity and Inclusion Seriously, Research Says

Diversity is no longer just an empty corporate buzzword with little by way of strategic importance. It’s a subject companies are taking more seriously to bolster business.
Almost three-quarters of human resources practitioners (72 percent) see diversity and inclusion as a strategic enabler for their companies’ business strategy, according to a 2015 survey from Human Capital Media Advisory Group, the research arm of Talent Management magazine.

Meanwhile, 14 percent said diversity is a necessary but expensive contributor to the business, while 14 percent view it as a cost center (Figure 1).

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More than a third (40 percent) of respondents consider diversity and inclusion critically important to business success, but where exactly the diversity and inclusion function lies is less certain. The diversity leader position and the department they operate under vary by company, the survey shows.

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