In this chapter, you’ll find our statistical digs on the current state of affairs around inclusive hiring. What you’ll be finding in this chapter:
We hope this chapter provides you with the necessary information to make a strong case that helps motivate all your potentially skeptical peers, managers, and stakeholders.
According to Deloitte research, more employees are choosing an environment that offers authenticity, flexibility, and purpose.
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Global data shows that four in five candidates say Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace are important to them.
Let’s take a look at gender. A recent Workable survey reveals that 96.7% of females consider DEI personally crucial to them. However, 12.3% of males said they don’t find it important.
Most companies agree that employees are seeking work environments that foster DEI. That’s why 63% of companies prioritize Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, when implementing initiatives and make it a permanent part of their mission, vision, and values. However, an additional 17.6% of companies report that they’re interested in DEI initiatives, but they either haven’t begun or don’t know where to start.
Your workforce is the most important asset of your company. Inject Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into it, and your organization will sail through current issues, conquer more markets, and improve its bottom line.
DEI is the real new normal. If your company isn’t working on it, you need to start now and reap the benefits. We hope these stats will inspire you and the rest of the stakeholders to take action.