Diversity and inclusion are probably high on your company’s agenda by now. But is it enough to create a workplace where employees feel safe, valued and respected? Maybe not. You might need to do more. Especially if you want to attract and retain the best talent out there. Every employee needs to feel like they belong, regardless of their backgrounds. And how old they are or what their gender is. Focusing on diversity and inclusion is a good place to start. But you’ll need to add equity and belonging. Together, that makes DEIB. So, how do you invest in DEIB? Read on to find out.
3 ways to invest in DEIB
There are several ways to become a more diverse, inclusive and equal workplace. A place where everyone feels like they belong. Discover three ways to do so below.
Offer equal chances to grow
Having a diverse workforce is one thing. But is diversity equally spread throughout the company? We often see that in leadership and at management level, diversity falls behind. Perhaps not every employee feels the same motivation or opportunity to grow. Therefore, it’s wise to invest more in the professional growth of all employees. Help people move upward in the organization through mentorship programs. You could even offer a budget for education and training programs. Because you need diversity at all levels of the organization.
Design an inclusive office space
Welcoming a diverse group of employees also requires an inclusive office space. Does your office have a gender-neutral toilet yet? And is there a place where employees can pray? The office should also be wheelchair-accessible. And there should be a place for new mothers to pump.
Diverse hiring practices
The way to become more diverse is by hiring diverse talent. For this, you need job descriptions that appeal to everyone in your target group. To men and women alike, and to people of all ages and backgrounds.
Textmetrics and DEIB
At Textmetrics, we offer a platform you can use to invest in DEIB. It uses artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that empower you to improve all written communication. You can use it to write job descriptions that are free of any bias. That’s an important first step in becoming more diverse. And you can use it for writing content that appeals to everyone. Which is what you need to create a culture of belonging.
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