Thursday, July 20, 2017

How to increase workplace diversity - THE C SUITE

by  Simon Altham
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The most successful businesses in the world have strong commitments to diversity and inclusion, and it’s easy to see why. People who are comfortable and free to be themselves at work are more productive and will deliver better results. Businesses that fully embrace diversity can also become more innovative by harnessing a culture of idea-sharing and openness. This results in higher rates of employee satisfaction and can help to attract new talent.

Diversity in the workplace is all about positively recognising and embracing the differences of all employees. An obvious step to take is to ensure your recruitment includes a wide range of candidates, but what about your workplace culture? At Hoseasons, we’ve taken great strides to create an open environment where employees can express their opinions freely and always feel valued. Here are three steps to take towards increasing diversity in your workplace.

Become socially active

There are many charities that your business can partner with to learn more about workplace diversity and take steps towards creating a positive culture. We have established a great working partnership with Stonewall, who campaign for LGBT rights across Britain. One of our long-term goals is to make the Top 100 Employers in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index.