Wednesday, June 14, 2017

175 CEOs pledge to promote workplace diversity, inclusion - EMPLOYEE BENEFITS NEWS

by Amanda Eisenberg
Originally published: June 13, 2017

Some 175 companies are joining forces in an effort to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

The new CEO-lead alliance, called CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion commitment, has three goals — to encourage conversations about diversity and inclusion, implement and expand unconscious bias education, and share diversity strategies — to help employers create better workplaces for millions of their employees.

“We are living in a world of complex divisions and tensions that can have a significant impact on our work environment,” says Tim Ryan, U.S. chairman and senior partner of PwC. “ Yet, it’s often the case that when we walk into our workplace — where we spend the majority of our time — we don’t openly address these topics. By sharing best known actions and programs, we are helping to create a more inclusive environment that will encourage all of us to bring our greatest talents, perspectives and experiences to the workplace.”