Companies are working to create more diversity within their organization with transparency and more commitment. Working with a variety of individuals improves employee reasoning and challenges conventional patterns of working; allowing each one to bring their uniqueness to the table. Embracing diversity & fostering inclusion is not just good for the company but is a necessity to drive business value.
Such a shift in organizational value cannot be expected without completely involving the leadership. Creating a diverse workplace starts with diverse thinking and representation from leadership. When employees experience a dedicated and supportive executive team that nurtures diversity, they feel included. As a leader, the part played in running the company must also be focused on empowering employees and embracing continual change to ensure updated talent, skills and knowledge.
Zalaris Chief Human Resources Officer Hilde Karlsmyr has listed four tips for adoption diversity and inclusion initiatives beyond conventional talent management —to help turn it into a distinct competitive advantage.