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Can You Hear Me Now? Good. Let's Talk Diversity, Inclusion and Employee Engagement

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This presentation was delivered at Achievers' ACE 2016 conference in Toronto (September 13-14, 2016) by Jeff Waldman, Founder of SocialHRCamp. It was part of the "Aspire" conference track.

Creating and embracing diversity not only is the right thing to do, it is absolutely essential for the success of your organization and keeping your employees engaged. Join Jeff Waldman to gain a solid understanding of workplace diversity and what it actually means. In this session you’ll learn a conceptual understanding of the connection between workplace diversity and employee engagement, hear about the business case for workplace diversity as the key driver of employee engagement and business success, and take away a proven diversity and inclusion model to implement at your company.

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Can You Hear Me Now? Good. Let's Talk Diversity, Inclusion and Employee Engagement

  1. 1. ASPIRE TO GREATNESS Can You Hear Me Now? Good. Let’s Talk Diversity, Inclusion & Employee Engagement Jeff Waldman Head of Talent, Security Compass Founder, SocialHRCamp
  2. 2. WE ALL HAVE A UNIQUE STORY TO TELL WHAT’S YOURS?
  3. 3. THIS IS MY STORY
  4. 4. I WAS BORN WITH A SEVERE HEARING LOSS IN BOTH EARS
  5. 5. AND I WASN’T DIAGNOSED UNTIL I WAS 3 YEARS OLD
  6. 6. I COULDN’T SPEAK A WORD OF ENGLISH UNTIL MY 3RD BIRTHDAY
  7. 7. AND I WEAR HEARING AIDS IN BOTH EARS
  8. 8. IT GETS BETTER I ALSO HAVE A SEVERE STUTTER
  9. 9. IT WASN’T SO EASY GROWING UP
  10. 10. I HAD ZERO CONFIDENCE
  11. 11. I WAS ALWAYS EXHAUSTED
  12. 12. THEN CAME MY LOWEST MOMENT IN EARLY FEBRUARY 1990
  13. 13. I HAD A DECISION TO MAKE
  14. 14. SOMETHING ELSE BIG HAPPENED IN 1990
  15. 15. “I LEARNED THAT COURAGE WAS NOT THE ABSENCE OF FEAR, BUT THE TRIUMPH OVER IT. THE BRAVE MAN IS NOT HE WHO DOES NOT FEEL AFRAID, BUT HE WHO CONQUERS THAT FEAR”. NELSON MANDELA
  16. 16. I DECIDED TO FIGHT
  17. 17. COURAGE PERSEVERANCE HARD WORK CONFIDENCE EDUCATION PERSPECTIVE
  18. 18. I COULDN’T DO IT ALONE
  19. 19. MY SAVING GRACE? SPORTS
  20. 20. MY SUPPORT SYSTEM
  21. 21. I HAVE SUCCEEDED BUT EACH DAY IS A STRUGGLE
  22. 22. I GREW UP
  23. 23. I KNEW BUSINESS AND HR WAS MEANT FOR ME
  24. 24. WHY CARE ABOUT DIVERSITY & INCLUSION? BUSINESS CASE
  25. 25. LANDSCAPE: OUR GLOBAL WORKFORCE IS AS DIVERSE AS EVER
  26. 26. ENGAGEMENT IS A PROBLEM 32% 50.8% 17.2% ENGAGED DISENGAGED ACTIVELY DISENGAGED Source: 2015 Gallup poll U.S.
  27. 27. ENGAGEMENT DEFINED? An employee’s emotional commitment to his or her organization and its goals and objectives.
  28. 28. “TO WIN YOUR MARKET, YOU NEED TO HIRE THE MARKET”
  29. 29. DIVERSITY MIX COLOUR RELIGION GENDER AGE FAMILY STATUS SEXUAL ORIENTATION DECISION-MAKING ETHNICITY DISABILITY POLITICAL VIEWS THOUGHT SKILLS EXPERIENCE EDUCATION SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS NATIONAL ORIGIN CULTURE LIFESTYLE
  30. 30. DIVERSITY INCLUSION The “Mix” Getting the Mix to Work Well Together
  31. 31. “Inclusion is a state of being valued, respected and supported. It’s about focusing on the needs of every individual and ensuring the right conditions are in place for each person to achieve his or her full potential”.
  32. 32. SO WHAT? INCLUSION EMPLOYEE EMOTIONAL COMMITMENT =
  33. 33. WORKPLACE INCLUSION POSITIVELY CORRELATES WITH EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
  34. 34. CAUSE AND EFFECT Improve Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Increase Employee Engagement Improve Business Performance
  35. 35. “Teams that operate in an inclusive culture outperform their peers by a staggering 80%” Source: Josh Bersin of Bersin by Deloitte, 2015
  36. 36. WARREN
  37. 37. HOW? Values-Based Workplace Culture HR Business Practice Re-Engineering Senior Leadership Commitment – “Walk the Talk” Broaden Definition of Diversity – “Serve the Market” Focus on Consistent and Constant Communication Empower Employees – Educate Real Business Measures and Metrics
  38. 38. OTHER LEADERS
  39. 39. SO WHAT’S YOUR STORY?
  40. 40. HOW CAN YOU HELP YOUR EMPLOYEES TELL THEIR STORIES?
  41. 41. THANK-YOU
  42. 42. CONTACT ME jeffwaldmanhr@gmail.com www.jeffwaldman.ca jeffwaldman1 @JeffWaldmanHR /JeffWaldmanHR /JeffWaldmanHR /in/JeffWaldmanHR

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