In 2022 diversity, equity and inclusion is creeping higher up the HR agenda. And rightly so. Not only can discrimination impact an employee’s wellbeing, morale and performance at work, diverse teams also allow for more innovation, productivity and talent retention. In fact, more than 3 in 4 employees and job seekers (76%) report a diverse workforce is an important factor when looking for a new job.
Despite many companies making commitments to their D&I policies, there is clearly still some way to go in supporting minority groups in the workplace.
- Only 38% of employees believed their employers felt comfortable talking about race
- LGBT+ employees are more likely to experience workplace conflict and harassment than their heterosexual, cisgender counterparts
- Despite women accounting for 48% of the global workforce, only 27% are managers or leaders, with many women feeling unsupported by unsatisfactory menopause, maternity and fertility policies.
- It is estimated that 1 in 7 people (more than 15% of people in the UK) are neurodivergent
Commitment to diversity and inclusion is an on-going strategy, which we hope our diversity and inclusion workshops below will help support. Delivered by leading experts in their field, these workshops support and champion the minorities in the workplace, making meaningful change for future generations at work.