There is a huge amount of discussion on how attracting and hiring a more diverse and inclusive workforce can bring a real difference to performance. This research by Dr Konrad not only provides insight into this theory but looks at the wider benefits.
Dr. Konrad’s latest research tested a theory that suggests there are synergies among individual organizational practices. An aggressive search for a high-quality diverse candidate, for example, would not be enough to bring diversity to senior leadership. The practice must also be supported by various practices – from inclusive interviewing techniques to work-life flexibility practices and policies that support professional growth and promotion within a firm. The researchers found that the more thoroughly integrated such practices are, the more diversity will show up in employment statistics (and, ultimately, translate to a more positive bottom line).