Thursday, November 30, 2017

10 ways you’re getting workplace diversity wrong (and how to get it right) - IT WORLD

by Sharon Florentine
Originally published: November 30, 2017

The business case for diversity is well-documented. Diverse teams perform better and develop more innovative ideas, directly impacting a company’s bottom line and overall performance. Ignoring diversity as a business priority can also severely limit your potential customer base. A diverse workforce is better positioned to come up with solutions to the wide range of problems diverse populations face.

While many companies are attempting to solve the lack of diversity in their workforces, many are failing. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for a successful diversity and inclusion strategy, but there are best practices that can ensure you have the appropriate resources in place to not only attract and hire diverse talent, but to support, engage and retain that talent, too.