Diversity & Inclusion
More and more workplaces are recognising the need to improve diversity and culture within the workplace. By engaging with, interviewing and hiring individuals across a diverse range of backgrounds, regardless of their gender, culture, age, religion etc, you not only broaden skill sets within your company, you offer increased cultural awareness to your existing employees and, as research shows, produce more revenue.
But it is not as simple as just opening the door and waiting for a more diverse workforce to arrive. For decades, without being aware of our reasoning, we have made choices and implemented change without recognising that ‘unconscious bias’ has swayed our decisions. To build a workplace culture that supports equity, diversity and inclusion, leaders need to be willing to step back and assess entire systems, processes, and values within the business.