The new world of work marks the start of a new chapter for diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives. Rather than being viewed as solely an HR issue, cultivating a culture of empowerment and inclusivity is now something the entire C-suite prioritizes. In fact, about 1 in 2 CEOs view building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce as one of their top challenges for 2022.
As employees’ calls for change get louder, forward-thinking organizations are embracing new tools and strategies to meet their people where they are at. Many companies are distributing surveys, releasing statements, and taking a stand against systemic discrimination and structural inequality. Some organizations are even leveraging talent acquisition technology to diversify hiring practices and mitigate bias.
Yet, without an equal emphasis on inclusivity, none of these initiatives will drive lasting change. Getting D&I right isn’t about merely bringing in people from different backgrounds; it’s about setting employees up for success and empowering everyone to unlock their full potential, which is where inclusion comes into play.