Diversity and Equity Trends To Watch For In 2015
Inclusion As A Form Of Window Dressing Is Passé
From diversity and equity compliance toward genuine “inclusion.” It’s a leading trend for 2015. Employers are striving to integrate EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) into their company DNA. Compliance alone won’t cut it anymore as the workforce becomes increasingly varied.
Weaving inclusion into the fabric of your workplace takes deliberate effort. Why do so many employers fall short? Mainly because they approach EDI as just a compliance function. To remedy this, look beyond the visible differences. Strive to appreciate cultural backgrounds when assessing employee input. Tease out the full meaning behind new ideas which at first may not fit into your schema.
Unmasking Unconscious Bias
Companies should plan on adding training and education about unconscious bias into their EDI programs. Sussing out stereotypes and clarifying common cultural misinterpretations will be essential.
A Rise In Competing Rights
Does your organization have a Religious Accommodation Policy? Have you specified the duty to accommodate in related areas, such as dress code, guidelines for scheduling interviews, shifts and holidays?