object(WP_Post)#7514 (24) {
  ["ID"]=>
  int(35162)
  ["post_author"]=>
  string(1) "5"
  ["post_date"]=>
  string(19) "2018-05-11 14:24:01"
  ["post_date_gmt"]=>
  string(19) "2018-05-11 04:24:01"
  ["post_content"]=>
  string(3491) "Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace affects everything - candidate and customer attraction; retention; productivity. In many ways the workplace is a microcosm of broader society, and society is changing. Gone are the days of strict 9-5pm, following the company line, then home to start it all again. We al have an idea of what kind of society we want to live in, so it’s time we started asking ourselves what kind of company we want to work for.

The low unemployment rate Australia is experiencing has resulted in a candidate driven market, making the fight for talent fiercer than ever. We’re also seeing that increasingly, people want to work for a company they can be proud of, that aligns with their intrinsic needs and motivators. Companies therefore need to start asking themselves how they stack up. This is especially true when it comes to Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace.

Diversity & Inclusion in the workforce is more than just a catch phrase. The level of commitment to diversity & inclusions helps cultivate the culture and success of an organisation.  Some organisations do it better than others, but no matter where you are at, whether it is just an agenda item, or part of the integral fibre of the company, a truly Diverse & Inclusive workforce is necessary. It fosters ingenuity, creativity, tolerance, engagement, and ultimately productivity and success.

Not only candidates, but stakeholders and customers alike, are demanding to work with such cultures too. The areas of gender, pay equity, age, culture, ethnicity, disability, and LGBTIQ all come under the banner of Diversity & Inclusion.  When broken down it appears that the companies that are getting it right share some common threads:
  • First and foremost, buy-in from the top and strong leadership
  • Actions not just words
  • Flexibility
  • Thinking outside the box
  • Empowering employees to realise their potential through increased opportunity
  • Giving employees a voice, even if it is just to change or affect 'One Simple Thing' (a policy and program that has been very successfully created and implemented at Mirvac)
It is one thing to have a clearly defined organisational culture with true Diversity & Inclusion within its remit, however, to create, consolidate and foster it you need to fuel it with the right people. That’s where partnering with the right companies is crucial, especially with recruitment. We’ve found that the vast majority of people we work with value our approach to diversity & inclusion, which starts at the to with progressive, supportive, and innovative leadership. Our business model truly reflects a diverse and inclusive workforce and in turn, we enjoy partnering with organisations that not only appreciate this but give diversity & inclusion the attention and respect it deserves. Your people are your brand and to have true diversity and inclusion extends far beyond just being a good corporate citizen.  We all have a social responsibility to infiltrate these values and behaviours into the broader community to foster tolerance, remove bias, both conscious and unconscious, and increase opportunity, education, creativity, productivity and respect.   So, does your company or the companies you work with, display what you want to work towards achieving in the broader community?  " ["post_title"]=> string(38) "Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(29) "diversity-inclusion-workplace" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2018-05-11 14:24:01" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2018-05-11 04:24:01" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(37) "http://www.coxpurtell.com.au/?p=35162" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "1" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" }

Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace affects everything – candidate and customer attraction; retention; productivity. In many ways the workplace is a microcosm of broader society, and society is changing. Gone are the days of strict 9-5pm, following the company line, then home to start it all again. We al have an idea of what kind of society we want to live in, so it’s time we started asking ourselves what kind of company we want to work for.

The low unemployment rate Australia is experiencing has resulted in a candidate driven market, making the fight for talent fiercer than ever. We’re also seeing that increasingly, people want to work for a company they can be proud of, that aligns with their intrinsic needs and motivators. Companies therefore need to start asking themselves how they stack up. This is especially true when it comes to Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace.

Diversity & Inclusion in the workforce is more than just a catch phrase. The level of commitment to diversity & inclusions helps cultivate the culture and success of an organisation.  Some organisations do it better than others, but no matter where you are at, whether it is just an agenda item, or part of the integral fibre of the company, a truly Diverse & Inclusive workforce is necessary. It fosters ingenuity, creativity, tolerance, engagement, and ultimately productivity and success.

Not only candidates, but stakeholders and customers alike, are demanding to work with such cultures too. The areas of gender, pay equity, age, culture, ethnicity, disability, and LGBTIQ all come under the banner of Diversity & Inclusion.  When broken down it appears that the companies that are getting it right share some common threads:

  • First and foremost, buy-in from the top and strong leadership
  • Actions not just words
  • Flexibility
  • Thinking outside the box
  • Empowering employees to realise their potential through increased opportunity
  • Giving employees a voice, even if it is just to change or affect ‘One Simple Thing’ (a policy and program that has been very successfully created and implemented at Mirvac)

It is one thing to have a clearly defined organisational culture with true Diversity & Inclusion within its remit, however, to create, consolidate and foster it you need to fuel it with the right people. That’s where partnering with the right companies is crucial, especially with recruitment.

We’ve found that the vast majority of people we work with value our approach to diversity & inclusion, which starts at the to with progressive, supportive, and innovative leadership. Our business model truly reflects a diverse and inclusive workforce and in turn, we enjoy partnering with organisations that not only appreciate this but give diversity & inclusion the attention and respect it deserves.

Your people are your brand and to have true diversity and inclusion extends far beyond just being a good corporate citizen.  We all have a social responsibility to infiltrate these values and behaviours into the broader community to foster tolerance, remove bias, both conscious and unconscious, and increase opportunity, education, creativity, productivity and respect.

 

So, does your company or the companies you work with, display what you want to work towards achieving in the broader community?

 

Tags: diverse office | diverse workplace | Diversity | inclusion | inclusive | inclusive work | inclusivity | workplace diversity |

One thought on “Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *