Chief Diversity Officer
It Starts With YOU
Role in the Company
Being or Doing
When your talent walks through the door every morning, they should expect:
1. Basic responsibilities and the goals of their manager/team and organization
2. Leadership and organization values
3. Performance management: How they are being assessed –their manager is being held
accountable for partnering with them to get the best results and elevating team
4. Communication –from leadership to the organization on the progress of the work, the
5. Learning opportunities - both formal and informal
People want to work for companies that:
• Take seriously corporate social responsibility
• Provide professional development opportunities
• Offer stretch assignments
• Provide mentorship opportunities
• Make the effort to effectively manage people’s careers
• And of course provide a work environment that is fair, welcoming and genuinely
RETENTION – Ask your talent!
• What policies do we need to adopt?
• What new benefits should we consider?
• What pro bono opportunities should we support?
• What employee-led business resource groups should we launch?
1. All talent should have the opportunity to learn from, contribute to and be
included on the journey toward inclusion.
2. While inclusive policies and practices set the stage for a positive work
environment, engagement is about assuring all talent feel welcome, valued,
appreciated, celebrated so that they deliver their very best work.
3. By prioritizing talent engagement and inclusion of all talent companies
can support their own recruiting and retention efforts helping to give them a
competitive edge in the marketplace.