by Kenneth Johnson
Originally published: September 14, 2017
For the past three years, I’ve served as a Diversity Value Index judge for Diversity Executive Magazine and The Human Capital Media Group. The organizations I assessed submitted their presentations to be considered a top workplace for diversity and inclusion. The information I analyzed didn't surprise me: Most of the participants fell short of their well-intentioned diversity and inclusion initiatives. But they're working on it.
What surprised me as I waded through the individual company question-and-answer forms was that this issue still remains a critical one and that there still has to be extensive buy-in from organizational leaders for real progress to be made. So if I’m reading the information that I was provided correctly and all of the information I received was gathered and prepared by the participating organizations, I can only believe that the companies know they have a problem and have underperformed in the area of D&I. They want to be recognized as a solver of the lack of corporate diversity problem but the problem continues to exist.