Now more than ever, people are waking up to the reality that problems like structural, systemic racism and lack of inclusion exist in the modern workplace. And not only do they exist, but they actively harm employees. When was the last time your company did anything to identify and address these kinds of problems within your organization?
Here’s why it’s so important to revisit your company’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts:
It boosts employee satisfaction.
Research shows that employees tend to be more satisfied while working at companies that value diversity and inclusion. Simply put, having a diverse, broad workforce increases employee happiness and satisfaction. And when your organization practices inclusion — allowing all employees to contribute and play to their strengths — employees tend to be more successful on an individual basis and as a part of teams.
It retains team members.
When a company culture excludes people and fosters negativity, people aren’t very likely to stick around for long. Who can blame them? A culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion, on the other hand, is great for retaining the best talent. Don’t push away your best people because of simple ignorance.
It fosters creativity and innovation.
One of the greatest benefits of employing a diverse workforce is that having a broad range of backgrounds and experiences at your disposal fosters creative, innovative change. The best ideas come when people with different life experiences come together. How can your company expect to stay on the cutting edge if everyone is coming from the exact same perspective?
It increases profits.
Did you know that companies with more diverse workforces do better in a business sense? It turns out that diversity and inclusion are good for the numbers, too. Research demonstrates that racially and ethnically diverse workforces are 35% more likely to see greater revenue numbers.
It attracts better candidates.
The best job candidates out there have no interest in working for a company that excludes employees and makes them feel unvalued. By creating a culture that champions diversity and inclusion, you’re attracting the cream of the crop right now and in the future — that’s good for everyone, employees and the company included.
Would you like advice on revisiting your organization’s approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion? There’s no time like the present. Contact High Profile online or by calling 972-991-7900. We’re here to help.