3 Ways to Boost D&I Awareness at Your Organization

Workers are often left in the dark when it comes to an organization's D&I policies.
By: | May 20, 2019 • 2 min read
diversity and inclusion

The heightened focus on diversity and inclusion has become increasingly visible across organizations. From employee resource groups and inclusive job descriptions to unconscious bias training and video conferences on diversity and respect, employers are striving to support a diverse workforce. Yet there remains a significant gap between what employers say they are doing in the D&I space and what employees actually experience.

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Those are the findings of the Workplace Intelligence Report, a survey of more than 1,300 businesses and over 4,000 employees by New York-based Greenhouse Software. While 55 percent of companies have implemented a D&I program, 45 percent of staff-level employees don’t know if their employer has such a program in place or claim their employer doesn’t have a D&I program at all. Even more concerning, 47 percent of employers say their D&I initiatives have positively improved their corporate culture, yet 48 percent of employees believe their employer only handles D&I issues through the grievance process.

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