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Diversity In The Workplace 101

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Diversity in the workplace is more essential now than it’s ever been. If you’re wondering what that means and why it’s the case, we’re here to help shed some light on where things stand today, where we feel they’re headed in the future, and why there’s never been a better time to upgrade diversity and inclusion from buzzwords to business initiatives.

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Diversity In The Workplace 101

  1. 1. Diversity in the Workplace 101 Diversity in the Workplace 101
  2. 2. Diversity in the workplace is more essential now than it's ever been.
  3. 3. Building teams made up of different races and ethnicities…
  4. 4. Building teams made up of different races and ethnicities, genders…
  5. 5. Building teams made up of different races and ethnicities, genders, religions…
  6. 6. Building teams made up of different races and ethnicities, genders, religions, abilities…
  7. 7. Building teams made up of different races and ethnicities, genders, religions, abilities, and sexual orientations.
  8. 8. Gives your company access to different world views…
  9. 9. Gives your company access to different world views, backgrounds…
  10. 10. Gives your company access to different world views, backgrounds, experiences…
  11. 11. Gives your company access to different world views, backgrounds, experiences, thought processes…
  12. 12. Gives your company access to different world views, backgrounds, experiences, thought processes and methods of problem solving.
  13. 13. Your clients and your audience, not to mention the rest of the world, isn't homogenous. So why would you build a team that is?
  14. 14. If you’re still not convinced, here’s a selection of just a few of the statistics released over the past 5 years to help illustrate the point.
  15. 15. These numbers reveal the ways our unconscious biases can affect hiring practices…
  16. 16. The ways certain areas of diversity are beginning to improve for the better…
  17. 17. But mostly...
  18. 18. How long of a road we still have ahead of us if we hope to get things right for employees and organizations alike.
  19. 19. Recruiting:
  20. 20. Of 750 talent managers surveyed who list diversity shortcomings as a "significant" challenge to their recruiting efforts. 59%
  21. 21. People who list diversity as a major factor in deciding where to work: of Latinx of Women 80% 89% 70% 72% of Black respondents of Asians
  22. 22. Race and Ethnicity
  23. 23. As of 2017, the percentage of jobs in computing and mathematical fields made up of men. From that, fewer than 15% were Black or Hispanic.
  24. 24. Likelihood of companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity to earn above- average revenue in their industry.
  25. 25. Women and racial minorities are often considered under the same umbrella of stigmatized groups, BUT…
  26. 26. 40 % of all employees in a professional setting. In the U.S. White women often comprise close to 5 % in the same setting. Black women and men rarely comprise over
  27. 27. Create a more Inclusive Team with our Ready-Made Poll 71 % 1 Understand how your team views diversity with the help of Officevibe’s Diversity and Inclusion Poll. Created by experts, it’s free, fast, customizable, and connects instantly with your team. Try it Free! Read the article Read the full Diversity in the Workplace 101 article here.
  28. 28. Religion
  29. 29. 2x According to a 2016 study by the US Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, religious discrimination claims have nearly doubled since 2001.
  30. 30. Gender
  31. 31. 85 % of all board members and executives and… 95 % of all organization CEOs. White men typically make up:
  32. 32. Increased the probability that female musicians would be hired by between 25% and 46% in a study by Harvard and Princeton. Blind Auditions
  33. 33. Teams with equal gender diversity outperform other teams in quality of work. 50 / 50
  34. 34. Sexual Orientation
  35. 35. of Fortune 500 companies have implemented supportive LGBTQ+ policies against sexual orientation discrimination, YET… 89%
  36. 36. of LGBTQ+ workers say they are still closeted at work. 46%
  37. 37. Disability
  38. 38. Number of respondents with disabilities who experience bias at work - the more visible the disability, the more likely the bias. 1/3
  39. 39. Portion of employees who feel comfortable enough to disclose a disability to HR. 21%
  40. 40. But one thing to remember when it comes to diversity…
  41. 41. Maybe the most important thing…
  42. 42. Is that diversity in the workplace counts for almost nothing without…
  43. 43. Inclusion
  44. 44. A 2017 report shows organizations with inclusive cultures are: more likely to meet/exceed financial targets 2x more likely to be high-performing 3x more likely to be innovative and agile 6x more likely to achieve better business outcomes 8x
  45. 45. Diversity is the future of the workforce – and rightfully so.
  46. 46. Successfully cultivating a diverse and inclusive culture comes with a host of benefits – both tangible and intangible.
  47. 47. From an improved ability to connect with your clientele, to an increase in team performance, to greater creativity and innovation, not to mention a huge boost to your employer brand and recruiting efforts.
  48. 48. It’s also one of the most impactful and meaningful ways for companies to walk the walk of a people-first mindset.
  49. 49. Bottom line: Diversity is a competitive advantage – and one that’s primed to pay off for those willing to lean into it.
  50. 50. Those who fail to recognize that from both a human and business standpoint may be left to tread water while the competition swims laps around them.
  51. 51. There are no one-size-fits all solutions when it comes to diversity and inclusion, and every organization needs to find an approach that aligns with their DNA.
  52. 52. But progress begins with a shift in mindset, an openness to change, and of course…
  53. 53. The willingness to listen to your people.
  54. 54. Are there ways your team could be more inclusive? Find out now so you can take action with the help of Officevibe’s Diversity and Inclusion Poll. Created by experts, it’s free, fast, customizable, and connects instantly with your team. Try it Free! Read the article Learn 5 game-changing diversity and inclusion activities for teams! 71 % 1

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