The importance of a diversity and inclusion strategy
Does your organisation or brand truly understand how diverse groups behave and what motivates them?
So much opportunity exists within diverse and multicultural communities, discovering the views and opinions of people in these groups through a robust diversity and inclusion strategy requires specialist expertise.
From understanding how inequality affects your organisation to recognising how your brand is perceived, Versiti can help you overcome the challenges of reaching, communicating and interpreting a community’s views, via cultural diversity research.
Shae Eccleston talks openly about her experience taking part in an online research community (run by Versiti) designed to better understand the experiences of LGBT and BAME cancer patients.
Working with and researching minority groups in the UK on issues relating to inclusion and diversity within the public and private sector has taught us many things. Here are a few of the key learnings, including the balance between individualist and collectivist cultures.
RNIB and Guide Dogs have a shared ambition to create a world where people who are blind or have a vision impairment can thrive in a world of diversity. However, they also face a common problem: the general public does not seem to know or care much about blindness.
At a time when competition for the viewing experience is fierce, fuelled by the stampede of Netflix, Amazon and others, Channel 4 needs to continue to have a relevant and compelling offer to viewers that are more diverse than ever. Like with any good strategy, this requires understanding their audiences’ needs, wants and perceptions.
Channel 4 enlisted Versiti’s expertise to understand how best to reflect the diversity of modern Britain in programming and to measure progress.
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.
Black boys and young black men are under-achieving in education and in the labour market. They are also over-represented in the Criminal Justice System. To tackle these issues, four government departments and a group of 25 third sector experts came together to create the REACH programme.
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