DIVERSITY: Why We Care?
By embedding the Diversity & Inclusion strategy into the global business strategy, we continue to leverage and maintain strong leadership support, a compelling business relevance and action plans that lead to attraction, engagement, retention and advancement for colleagues.
Through this, we create a sustainable strategy that points the way for Diversity & Inclusion to add value to the business, talent, operational strategies and objectives for any organization.
For information about Diversity & Inclusion programs for your worksite, please contact
Kim Braithwaite at KimBraithwaite@gvcshrm.org.
Do you have an upcoming diversity and inclusion event or topic that you would like to share?
Email us today at Diversity@gvcshrm.org!
Are you an employer of choice for diversity workforce? How do you value or embrace diversity in your workplace? What are diverse groups saying about your organization?
Hiring the right candidate for the job can be challenging. Adding diversity in the workforce can also be challenging. There isn't a perfect, cookie cut answer to accomplish these goals, but here are a few tips from the Diversity Advisory Council for your consideration as to why adding diversity within your organization will benefit you in so many ways.
The VALUE of a Diverse Talent Pool:
It challenges status quo
It generates a competitive advantage for the organization
This offers new ideas, viewpoints, experiences and a different approach to doing business
It seeks and develops "out of the box" thinkers
Helps grow the business
Eliminates homogenous thinking and groupthink
Promotes recruitment and retention
Continuous quality improvement
There are challenges one may face when working with a diverse population such as:
Communication and language barriers
Difficulties engaging diverse employees
Generating an "US" vs "THEM" culture
Only focused on the ROI
Fear of change
But, more importantly, there are opportunities with having a diverse population, such as:
Innovative/new and different perspectives
Offers a variety for solutions
Provides various resources
Opens the market to new targets
More and diverse skill sets
Think outside of the box with your recruitment efforts and don't lose sight of diversity. Company growth and innovation can occur when having candidates from diverse backgrounds, age groups, experiences, and abilities. -Diversity Advisory Council