A lot has been written and said about the need for greater diversity and inclusion in the workplace. It’s been long understood that a more substantial balance of genders, races and ethnicities in work settings produces better outcomes for organizations.
However, despite decades’ worth of academic papers and recommendations, companies still have a long way to go. While organizations may seek to fill their ranks with people from all different backgrounds and increase their hiring of women and those with disabilities, it doesn’t mean they’ve overcome inherent biases.
In many cases, leaders don’t truly understand the meaning of diversity and inclusion. Many companies are complying with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) hiring requirements that show a balance of employees in the workplace. While their efforts at building a diverse workforce are to be applauded, there’s still more work to do to realize the benefits of inclusion.
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