Should You Be Paying Attention To Workplace Diversity and Inclusion? Why These Grim Realities About Diversity And Inclusion Shouldn’t Surprise You

Marikaye DeTemple

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More than ever, it’s important for organizations to be focused on diversity and inclusion. Lately, most news stories seem to divide us. Unless companies are consciously working to bring their people together, there’s a good chance their workplace will be negatively affected.

But for the first time in a long time, there’s good news when it comes to workplace diversity and inclusion.

New research from Culture Amp, an employee engagement and people analytics platform, delved into what it takes to keep people from all backgrounds engaged and happy at work. The report can help all of us see where improvements need to be made.

Some highlights include:

  • About a third of all ethnic minorities feel that people from all backgrounds do not have the same opportunities to succeed at their organization.
  • Less than half of gay, lesbian, and bisexual employee believe their company prioritizes building diverse teams.
  • 20% of Hispanics/Latinos don’t feel included about decisions that affect their work.
  • 15% of women don’t feel comfortable voicing a contrary opinion in the office.

Now that organizations can see how employees don’t feel like they belong at work, the next question is, what will they do about it?

The first step is to survey employees so you can get a better idea about the nuances occurring in your unique workplace. From there, analyze the data so you can develop an action plan toward better employee engagement.

Check out the full infographic below for more trends in workplace diversity and inclusion.

 

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Marikaye DeTemple

Marikaye is the Client Relationship Director at Come Recommended. She's 100 percent motivated by competition -- be that emptying her inbox, running, or surpassing client goals.