As companies strive to hire the best employees in an increasingly diverse workforce, the concept of inclusion has become a business imperative. An environment that embraces diversity and equality will attract the most qualified candidates, and inclusion will attract and retain more diverse talent.
Expanding definition of workforce diversity
Many diversity programs focus on race, ethnicity, and gender, but a range of other issues such as age, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, and even language are now included in mainstream corporate initiatives. Combining research and input from members, i4cp continues to explore multi-dimensional diversity and how companies can gain a competitive advantage from it.
Employee inclusion efforts improve workforce engagement
Nearly 75% of high-performance organizations say that inclusion improves productivity, but only one-third of such organizations reported inclusion initiatives that were highly effective. i4cp's research on inclusion, conducted on behalf of the diversity working group, found that only 21% of companies attempt to quantify the effects of inclusion strategies to a high extent. i4cp can help.
The Diversity and Inclusion Knowledge Center provides members an exclusive in-depth look at the trends, practices, and strategies companies are implementing to recruit, engage, and retain diverse workforces, including:
- Workplace diversity reports and survey findings
- Examples of corporate strategies
- Playbooks and executive summaries
- PowerPoint® graphics
- Related research articles
- A comprehensive database of third-party research
- Online and offline Q&A with peers at other member companies
Learn how i4cp can help your company develop strategies to more effectively manage diversity in the workplace. Contact us today.