Achieve a competitive workplace diversity strategy

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.

Diversity and Inclusion Articles
Infographic: 6 Employee Resource Group Performance Measures

Infographic: 6 Employee Resource Group Performance Measures

High-performance organizations are 2x more likely to use empirical data to support diversity and inclusion efforts than lower performers. With...
Five Steps to Leverage Community Involvement to Build Leadership Skills

Five Steps to Leverage Community Involvement to Build Leadership Skills

Upon my graduation from the University of Florida, one of my bosses and mentors encouraged me to get involved in the community through...
More than 1/3 of Organizations Impacted by Travel Ban

More than 1/3 of Organizations Impacted by Travel Ban

Few organizations were prepared for the January 27th executive order restricting entry to the U.S. by travelers from seven majority Muslim countries...
Here’s a Simple Fact on Diversity That Most Everyone Should Agree On

Here’s a Simple Fact on Diversity That Most Everyone Should Agree On

I’m not here to defend the social imperatives of diversity. With the endless news stories screaming at me from a multitude of media sources, ...
Video: How to Make High-Performing Employee Resource Groups

Video: How to Make High-Performing Employee Resource Groups

Employee resource groups (ERGs) are a popular way to engage employees, foster diversity and inclusion, and drive business value. Joseph Santana, Chair...