How to integrate the topics of equity, diversity & inclusion into my business plan?
Be part of the revolution
Treat your people fairly.
Measure your goal.
Create a future-oriented strategy.
To start the conversation, businesses should understand that they have the power to dismantle sexism and racism inside their organizations.
- A people’s business should ensure a fair treatment to all employees regardless of their differences.
- Equity is a core human need and a guideline for your organization.
- Remove invisible barriers by challenging the status quo.
- Enable workers to reach their full potential and feel included.
- Fuel innovation and increase your overall organizational performance.
- Be an attractive employer for future talents.
- Diversity is rooted in differences between people: ethnicities, genders, social origins, educations, work experiences, personalities, competencies, religions, disabilities, sexual orientations…
- HR reports are processing data around these differences as key performance indicators (KPIs).
- Diversity KPIs are your starting point to verbalize the right goal and to set a timeline.
- Understand your reality and welcome change.
- Inclusion is the choice of cultivating diverse teams at all levels of your organization.
- Innovative long-term vision that enables the integration of multiple perspectives in problem solving.
- Create an environment where being different is a valuable force.
- Each employee has the right to bring their whole selves to work, to be treated with respect and dignity.
- Committing to an inclusive culture means having zero tolerance for discrimination, harassment and bullying.
- Achieve racial & gender equity in your hiring process. Example of action: increase your racial & gender representation on your executive team by 50% in 3 years.
- Provide training to your people at all levels on topics like unconscious bias and diversity management.
- Integrate Diversity and Inclusion strategies in performance management, leadership assessment and training.
- Include Diversity and Inclusion awareness sessions when onboarding new employees.