Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) is not just a moral issue, it’s also a practical one. All data says the same thing: diverse and inclusive companies are more profitable, perform better, and have an easier time attracting recruits.
Helios HR has been helping businesses develop positive cultures for over twenty years now. In that time, we have noticed a change in attitude towards Diversity Equity and Inclusion, or DE&I.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) should be a business priority for every company. Yet many companies still lag behind, with 75% of workers saying that their employers need to do more.
It is tragic that it took the death of George Floyd for our nation at large to become more aware of the social injustice and systemic racism that has been present for centuries. The Black Lives Matter movement not only created a societal uproar in 2020, it also initiated worldwide dialogue on the significance of having a more diverse, inclusive, and safe workplaces.
(This article was originally published in the February 2021 issue of The Voice of Technology Magazine.) Today, we know that diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace practices yield a plethora of benefits. Businesses that cultivate cultures where all employees have a sense of belonging are proven to have higher engagement, productivity, innovation and are ultimately more financially successful.
Recruiting and finding the right candidate can be an intense process for any size organization in every industry. Particularly now, that we are all busy reinventing how to deliver results and meet goals while been equally busy adapting to our current and evolving work environment.