Value of Diversity at the Workplace Presentation by Tina Tinde at career forum in Toulouse, France, Nov 10, 2012
by Gry Tina Tinde, Senior Advisor, Research, Innovation and Higher Education Section at Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) on Nov 16, 2012
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How does an understanding of diversity issues boost your career? Examples are given of how insight into demographic trends and behavior variations helps to make wise decisions and be in sync with the ...
How does an understanding of diversity issues boost your career? Examples are given of how insight into demographic trends and behavior variations helps to make wise decisions and be in sync with the time.
A statistician, Nate Silver was able to predict the outcome of the 2008 and 2012 US presidential elections based on knowledge of, among others, demographic figures and trends.
For someone to succeed with their career and for a business or organization to be competitive, knowledge about diversity and demographic changes is important. A study referred to in the presentation found young people to be more concerned with diversity and inclusion topics than their seniors. Employers wishing to attract the best talent are wise to embrace diversity & inclusion and place value on the contributions from women and other underrepresented groups that include e.g. LGBT people, persons living with disabilities, indigenous peoples, various ethnic and racial groups, older people, and those living with HIV/AIDS.
The website with vacancy announcements is often the most visited page, and searches for “diversity” and “gender equality” are very frequent. An employer that wishes to leverage the interest in available jobs on the website and at the same time present itself as an attractive organization, can benefit from announcing its diversity & inclusion activities on the web.
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