Glossary > Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity, equity, and inclusion is a hiring strategy to expand diversity and inclusion in an organization. The goal of DEI is to create a more diverse and inclusive team where everyone feels represented and accepted for their gender identity, race, background, orientation, and ability.
Everyone in your company should feel like they belong! When employees feel accepted and encouraged for their ideas and personalities, they will be more likely to enjoy working at your company. As a result, they’ll be more productive and can bring innovation. Companies that hire for diversity also benefit from higher productivity.
A candidate can be diverse in many ways, and all can contribute to your diversity and inclusion goals. The goal of diversity and inclusion should be to represent a variety of groups in gender identity, orientation, race, background, ability, and more. Groups of employees in your company (departments, teams, or groups) should be inclusive of these diverse categories.
Diversity in the workplace is the equal representation of all groups of people in your company. It’s important to have a D&I program that helps expand the diversity of your organization as well as educate your employees. Promoting diversity in the workplace helps build a culture of trust and acceptance in your organization.
Working on diversity and inclusion in your company takes time and effort – it can be confusing where to start. Luckily, we know where you can start. Below are some tips for successfully managing a diverse workforce.
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