The significant benefits in having a diverse workforce are well documented, but new research has revealed that jobseekers, now more than ever, want to work in diverse teams. It found that more than half of employees demand that diversity is a top priority, with almost seven in ten wanting to join a diverse team.
This insightful and though provoking piece includes some great advice from Diversity and Inclusion leads at both the CIPD and P&G on the challenges presented from remote working and how to foster inclusivity.
Many employers may have taken their eye off the ball during the pandemic when it comes to D&I – focussing instead on financial success to keep businesses ticking over, but this is a unique opportunity to make real progress and impact with D&I.
Now it is viewed as a central facet of most HR strategies – guided by an understanding that a more diverse workforce breeds better creativity, more harmonious working environments and, ultimately a better comprehension of the customer.