Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Embracing diversity for an edge in corporate progress - THE NATION

by  DAVID KORUNIC
Originally published: April 25, 2017
Publisher: NationMultiMedia.com 

N THE recent Economist Pride & Prejudice summit, it was reported that eighty-seven per cent of Fortune 500 companies now have non-discrimination policies based on sexual orientation, and for the first time ever, the issue made it to the agenda of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

There is no doubt that Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) in the workplace is clearly becoming a critical issue and for very good reason too.

Diversity breeds creativity, innovation and boosts staff morale. The more that organisations focus on developing an inclusive culture with broader views and reflect the diverse customers around them, the more opportunities they have to demonstrate agility in overcoming today’s economic barriers. Furthermore by opening up to the opportunities of diversity, your company will have the edge by selecting employees from the largest and most diverse set of candidates.