Build transformative commitments and programs that directly displays your position within DEI. Develop a company brand voice and stance for internal and external initiatives. Connect your DEI mission to company values.
Employees are the heart of every organization, their voices need to be heard, especially from those from marginalized backgrounds. Is 'home' ready for the work you are doing? How are employees responding to new programs and initiatives? What employee resource groups or community groups thrive? Build a strategy that can effectively nurture a supportive culture and environment.
Recruiting, Hiring and Onboarding is one of the most important parts of your organization, is it set up for everyone to succeed? Developing a roadmap for success that includes out-of-the-box thinking and inclusive behaviors is how to make you an employer of choice.
Learning that is designed to help take teams through different levels of diversity, equity, and inclusion by understanding and foundational building blocks. Topics to include but not limited to:
Diversity by definition is any collective mixture, brought together for a purpose, characterized by similarities and differences including people, concepts or things.
Doing this work requires more than a collective mixture of similarities and differences, it requires fair and equitable treatment for your workforce. Including the perspectives and experiences of those who are not sitting at the decision-making table, yet. And your people need to feel like they belong at your organizations. Promoting opportunity and growth is just the tip of the iceberg, promoting that you have opportunity and growth for every person within your organization is where you need to be.
Giving opportunity to employees who have been historically oppressed by the systems within our society has to be intentional. Go beyond data points and numbers if you want to create an attractive place to work. Focusing on DEI is not only the right thing to do, but it drives innovation, retention and will help you achieve your business goals.