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STEPS TO IMPROVE DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE

January 2023

There are several steps that organizations can take to improve diversity in the workplace:

  1. Establish a diverse hiring process: Organizations can make a conscious effort to recruit and hire a diverse workforce by diversifying their recruitment channels, creating a more inclusive job application process, and training hiring managers on unconscious bias.

  2. Implement diversity and inclusion training: All employees should be trained on diversity and inclusion, including topics such as unconscious bias, cultural sensitivity, and cultural competency.

  3. Promote diversity in leadership: Organizations should make an effort to promote diversity at all levels of the organization, including in leadership positions.

  4. Create employee resource groups: Employee resource groups (ERGs) are employee-led groups that support and advocate for specific diversity groups within the organization. ERGs can provide a sense of community and support for underrepresented groups and help to raise awareness of diversity and inclusion issues within the organization.

  5. Encourage open communication: Encourage open communication in the workplace, and create a safe space for employees to share their perspectives, concerns, and ideas.

  6. Measure and track progress: Regularly measure and track progress on diversity and inclusion efforts, and use the data to make adjustments and improvements.

  7. Hold leadership accountable: Hold leadership accountable for creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace.

  8. Make accommodations and adjustments: Accommodate the needs of employees from different backgrounds and cultures, and make adjustments to the workplace to create an inclusive environment. 


It's important to note that these steps are not one time actions but a continuous effort, and also that different organizations may have different steps or variations depending on the specific context and community.

Steps to Improve Diversity in the Workplace: Resources and Tips
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