Creating inclusive workplace cultures
You may have read the stats on the impact of diversity on profitability: for every 1% rise in the rate of diversity, there is an associated increase in sales revenue of between 3% and 9%; ethnically diverse companies are 30% more likely to have financial returns above their national industry median; organisations with a critical mass of women in their senior management teams have higher average scores on measures of organisational excellence than teams with no women, and so on. But diversifying a workforce and creating a genuinely inclusive culture is easier said than done. It takes some conscious effort and a strategic approach.
Versiti can help you gather the evidence needed to develop your diversity and inclusion strategy, policies and practices. We can conduct in-depth qualitative research with potential, current or former employees from diverse backgrounds to identify your priorities and co-create solutions. We do not do recruitment. We do not do training. We simply use evidence to help you determine the best approach to make your organisation more inclusive, productive and successful.
Diversity and inclusion is not just an issue for human resources, or a good thing to do as part of your corporate social responsibility, or a clever new marketing strategy to attract new consumers. Inclusive transformation is an essential strategy to capitalise on uncertain times and to future-proof businesses so you can take on global challenges.
The ASA recently courted Twitter controversy after banning two adverts on the grounds of gender stereotyping. Outrage from some is somewhat inevitable when any social justice and inclusion concern is moved forward. Criticisms levelled at the ruling have taken the form of ‘oversensitivity’ and ‘censorship’, with many wondering if these regulations have ‘gone too far’.
As we approach International Women's Day, Versiti's team explored the hugely influential economic power that women wield; a power that often surprises people and flies in the face of the belief that men are the biggest purchasers. However, the truth is astonishing...
Workplace discrimination among women and ethnic minorities is well documented. But what about experiences due to the intersection of both gender and race? How do these interact – over the lifecycle, at home, in schools and at work – to shape the careers of ethnic minority women? We explored how some of the most powerful ethnic minority women in the UK beat the odds.
Let's make this happen.