Diversity – Let’s Mix it Up
Let’s start with a hypothetical situation:
Your organization has a mix of different ethnic groups; it has men, women, young, old, all sorts of people. Apart from this, it has recruited 20% of people from different minorities.
Seems like a very diverse workforce, doesn’t it?
Sorry to burst your bubble. Things are not how they seem on the surface.
Got you thinking, haven’t I?
So, with your thinking caps on, let’s first look at what diversity is to understand it better.
Diversity – What Is It?
It answers the following questions:
How Can We Create Diversity in the Workplace?Yup, I know that was what you were already thinking.
Simply recruiting different people will do you no good in actual terms.
True, on the forefront, people will talk well of your company, but ask yourself this, “is it worth it?”
Before you panic, let me tell you how to create genuine diversity.
Why is Diversity Important?
There are many advantages to having a diverse workforce for employees and the company as well. A diverse set of people bring along different perspectives and ideas, which can translate into higher profits.
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Joseline J. Hardrick is the Founder and President of Diversity Access Pipeline, Inc. She is also an author, professor, and lawyer and resides in Tampa Bay, Florida. Guest bloggers are students in the Journey to Esquire® Scholarship & Leadership Program.