Workplace diversity and inclusion (D&I) are no longer merely notions that companies use to promote a positive employer brand. This term is at the forefront of every conversation about organisational resilience and growth.
Indian organisations have also begun to place a stronger emphasis on Diversity and Inclusion in the workforce by creating new positions such as “Diversity Officer,” “Chief Diversity Officer,” and “Diversity and Inclusion Consultant.” Building diverse teams benefits recruitment, retention, and improved teamwork while also improving performance. An inclusive workplace culture benefits businesses greatly by assisting them in attracting and retaining the most varied and talented individuals, which in turn increases employee engagement.
According to a survey conducted by Careernet, India’s leading talent solutions provider, during an annual career fair for women, 89 per cent of respondents believe it is still important for every company to strive for gender diversity, with 33 per cent revealing that they were denied a raise when they asked for one.
Careernet Prism offers several solutions for hiring diverse talent and building inclusive workplaces, such as exclusive virtual career fairs to hire diverse talent, women returnship initiatives, training programmes for employee resource groups and infrastructure audit and readiness, to name a few.