Outdated hiring practices are failing us.
As the workplace becomes increasingly diverse, managing difference in the workplace is a priority. Further, recent events have sparked widespread recognition of the need for change. This has served as a catalyst for organizations to take collective action around internal efforts to increase diversity and inclusion. To adapt and meet the needs of a global workforce, organizations are focusing effort and resources toward diversity initiatives.
Why It Is Important Your business is no longer solely defined by the products or services you sell. Businesses have an obligation to uphold ethical standards and be socially responsible. Consumers are cautious of where they spend, and employees are cautious of where they work. People want to see your response as a business to movements such as #MeToo, the global pandemic, and Black Lives Matter. Your brand messaging, voice, and actions will largely impact whether someone will choose to work with or for you.
Embarking on an organizational wide effort to increase DEI, which means diversity, equity and inclusion, requires a dynamic approach. DEI in all its forms as an HR function, organizational values and culture, strategic direction, supply chain management, etc. differs from other organizational initiatives.