A diverse, inclusive workplace is good for business — more than you may realize. By staffing your company with employees of different genders, races, cultures, educational levels, and skills (and making it easy for them to contribute and be involved), you end up reaping many major benefits. Want to know more? According to research, here are some examples of the way the values of diversity and inclusion impact corporations:
- You’re more innovative, fueled by a larger pool of ideas and creativity.
- More people want to work for you, as many job seekers favor diverse workplaces.
- Your existing employees are happier, able to be involved.
- You make better decisions — diverse teams outperform individuals 87% of the time.
- Your business gets better results, improving your bottom line.
When it comes to diversity and inclusion in hiring, the bottom line is that it pays off for you. That’s why it’s worthwhile to make diversity part of your corporate culture, hiring goals, and metrics.
If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of a diverse workplace and how you can make it happen, take a look at the accompanying resource. It breaks down the definition of a diverse workplace, lists benefits, and provides a handful of recruiting and interviewing tips to help you move toward more diversity in your company.
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