DIVERSITY & INCLUSION 

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Diversity and inclusion in the workplace (D&I) has surpassed being a corporate trend, and is now considered a business imperative for global organizations. The concept has continued to gain traction in the corporate world as its benefits have become increasingly clear as many employees have made it an deciding factor for choosing their employer.

WHAT DO WE DO?

Workplace diversity is understanding, accepting, and valuing differences between people including those:

  • of different races, ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, disabilities, and sexual orientations
  • with differences in education, personalities, skill sets, experiences, and knowledge bases

BEST PRACTICES

  • fair treatment
  • equal access to opportunity
  • teamwork and collaboration
  • a focus on innovation and creativity
  • organizational flexibility, responsiveness, and agility
  • conflict resolution processes that are collaborative
  • evidence of leadership’s commitment to diversity (e.g., appointing a Chief Diversity / Equality Officer)
  • representation of diversity at all levels of the organization
  • representation of diversity among internal and external stakeholders
  • diversity education and training

Diversity and inclusion success metrics

77% said employee productivity
67% said employee morale
58% said employee turnover
Senior executives are being held accountable for their diversity and inclusion programs performance through:
66% said performance reviews
51% said bonuses
48% said business/department reviews
42% said salary increases
41% said promotions

CONNECT WITH US

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is an essential business practice that high-performing companies prioritize — building environments that help their employees thrive.

In conclusion, If you’re able to implement at least a few of the strategies outlined above, you’ll be giving yourself one of today’s biggest competitive advantages.

D&I COUNCIL MEMBERS

Avante Edmonds

CEO

Avante Edmonds

CEO