How Diversity Delivers on ROI, Employee Engagement

How Diversity Delivers on ROI, Employee Engagement

A Business DriverA Business Driver

96% of executives feel that having a diverse and inclusive workforce leads to higher employee engagement and improved business results.

Plan in Play, Part IPlan in Play, Part I

70% say their organization has a strategy in place to drive employee engagement.

Plan in Play, Part IIPlan in Play, Part II

72% say their companies have a strategy in place to promote diversity and inclusion.

Evaluation StandardEvaluation Standard

52% indicate that their management-performance appraisals include a component for success in effectively managing diversity.

Financial DisincentiveFinancial Disincentive

Just 23% say their compensation is tied to diversity goals.

Worldly ViewsWorldly Views

64% say their organization has a diverse mix of leaders.

Four Best Practices for Increasing Diversity: Make Values Part of the CultureFour Best Practices for Increasing Diversity: Make Values Part of the Culture

Make sure diversity is identified as a core organization and department value, and link it to strategic planning, mission and vision.

Four Best Practices for Increasing Diversity: Ensure AccountabilityFour Best Practices for Increasing Diversity: Ensure Accountability

Make delivery on stated diversity goals part of every manager’s evaluation criteria—and tie financial incentives to diversity accomplishments.

Four Best Practices for Increasing Diversity: Empower EmployeesFour Best Practices for Increasing Diversity: Empower Employees

Designate employee “diversity leaders” who demonstrate a passion for the topic, so they can organize networking efforts, lunch-speaker events and other opportunities, as well as weigh in on recruitment strategies.

Four Best Practices for Increasing Diversity: Get Out!Four Best Practices for Increasing Diversity: Get Out!

The more visible your company and department is at public job fairs and community events, the more elevated its presence will be among highly sought, diverse talent.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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