Diversity and inclusion (D&I) are often mentioned in the same sentence, because an inclusive organization can’t exist without a diverse workforce. And an organization must be inclusive in order to retain its diverse staff. It takes a comprehensive effort and continued investment over years to attract, hire, develop and retain a diverse workforce while building an inclusive culture.
Here’s a quick reference guide for setting up a successful diversity and inclusion program:
Get leadership buy-in.
The CEO and other company leaders are the most visible spokespeople for diversity. Leadership support is needed to ensure diversity and inclusion efforts