Future-proof your organisation by being more inclusive, fair and innovative
Organisations that fail to embrace equality, diversity and inclusivity are losing out to those that do.
It has been found that companies in the top quartile of racial/ethnic diversity are 35% more likely to have financial returns above their national industry median.*
Clearly, it is no longer enough to pay lip-service to EDI. Indeed it could be seen that EDI has become competitive as organisations seek to attract the best people by offering an inclusive and dynamic workplace.
It is equally important to ensure your service delivery is also fully inclusive and forward-thinking so that all participants are valued for the contribution they make.
Versiti’s experience and knowledge of EDI, built up over 20 years working with organisations of all sizes, will help you develop robust, workable and dynamic diversity and inclusion strategy.
Talk to us about our in-depth organisational research technology allied to deep strategic insight capability that can help deliver the EDI strategy your organisation can thrive upon.
*Source: McKinsey’s Diversity Matters report, 2014
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