by John Maguire
Originally published: June 24, 2016
A survey conducted last month by Hays discovered that an overwhelming majority of Australians welcome a diverse array of voices in the workplace and embrace differences. The study, titled Staff Engagement: Ideas for action report, found that 93 percent of employees want to work in an inclusive culture where diversity of thought is valued.
In addition, 84 percent of employers said they too value diversity of opinions and values among their staff, but 38 percent admitted they needed to address the issue.
Managing director of Hays in Australia and New Zealand Nick Deligiannis said, “Diversity of thought is starting to gain a lot of attention since a workplace that respects and encourages different ways of thinking works more innovatively to bring new ideas to the table.”