Leontien Rutenfrans

Marketing Manager Textmetrics
October 22, 2022

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What is workplace diversity?

This is probably not the first time you’ve heard of workplace diversity. You might even have already formulated diversity and inclusion goals. But have you managed to reach those goals yet? Don’t be embarrassed if the answer is ‘no.’ Achieving diversity in the workplace isn’t easy; maybe you need to know more about it to be successful. It’s worth the effort – the benefits of workplace diversity are numerous. What if we told you that 76% of job seekers say that workplace diversity is important in their job search? That’s a lot of potential candidates you might miss out on if you don’t focus on diversity. Other benefits of a diverse workplace include a reduction in staff turnover, increased innovation and improved problem-solving skills.

So, it’s time to find out more about workplace diversity, right? Read on to discover all you need to know.

 

What is diversity in the workplace?

When we discuss workplace diversity, we refer to the demographic diversity of the employees within an organization. Simply put, it means you hire people from a variety of demographic groups and backgrounds. This goes beyond the most common demographic categories like race and gender. These are the first differences between people you might think of, but there are so many more.

Workplace diversity also means taking the following demographic categories into account:

  • Age
  • Citizenship and nationality
  • Class
  • Disability
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Language and accent
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Sexual orientation.

The list is long, and we haven’t even mentioned all the possible aspects that people differ on. You can, for example, distinguish people by their family structure. Some employees have children, while others live alone or take care of an elderly relative.

It’s not these differences that matter most, though. Although striving for a diverse workforce is important for workplace diversity, it’s not the most important thing. You need to truly value the diversity of your employees. Everyone needs to feel welcome and that they are treated fairly. No matter what their background is, all employees must be treated the same and have equal opportunities.

 

Use Textmetrics for workplace diversity

As you now know, workplace diversity starts with hiring people from a variety of demographic groups and backgrounds. But how do you go about that? At Textmetrics, we have a platform to help you. It uses artificial intelligence algorithms to read and analyze your job descriptions. And then gives you real-time suggestions for ways to improve them.

You can use the platform to write job descriptions that are free of bias. By implementing the suggestions the platform offers, your job descriptions will appeal to everyone in your target group. You’ll write job ads that attract people from a wide variety of demographic groups and backgrounds. And you’ll be one step closer to achieving workplace diversity.

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