In our blog What is diversity and inclusion, you can get an idea of what the concept means and how it can (and should) be applied in the workplace. But to fully understand diversity and inclusion in the workplace, we must look at the stats.
Employer value proposition (EVP):
Why should someone work at your company? Our research shows that in a diverse workplace, employees are more likely to look forward to work, are more likely to have pride in their work, and are more likely to stay with their company.
Diversity and inclusion, at a leadership level, needs improvement. Our research has shown that C-Level executive roles are often filled by white men, whereas only 4% of women of colour fill the same roles. Embedding diversity and inclusion into the workplace would increase revenue and equity, as well as contributing heavily to the UK economy.
Productivity and creativity:
Having a diverse and inclusive workplace has a huge positive impact on productivity and creativity. Racially diverse teams and gender equal business outperform competitors by a large margin.
There is still work to be done on reducing discrimination in the workplace. We have found that working class backgrounds, women and ethnic minorities are heavily discriminated against.
If you want to learn more about diversity and inclusion check out our blogs. If you'd like to contribute to our research on diversity and inclusion in the workplace, have your say in our survey.