Thursday, June 29, 2017

Pride exclusive: What firms in Asia are doing to celebrate diversity and inclusion - HUMAN RESOURCES ONLINE

by Wani Azahar
Originally published: June 23, 2017

In light of Pride month, Human Resources wanted to raise the importance of diversity and inclusion (D&I) in organisations. Speaking to Dr Martha Tara Lee, clinical sexologist, Eros Coaching on that issue, she highlighted the two reasons for the push for D&I: “In the first approach, firms view diversity as a responsibility and commitment to address existing social inequalities which are reflected in their workforce, as well as to promote inclusion of underprivileged populations into the workforce and in management.”

“In the second approach, firms present diversity as an important ingredient for exchange of different perspectives, and collaboration with the final objective of encouraging innovation and corporate performance,”

With that said, we reached out to different firms across Asia to hear their efforts and views in this push for D&I in the workplace.