As we approach a new year, business leaders have little choice but to update their current processes in order to keep up with their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
Some companies have gotten away with simply stating that they are focused on improving their DEI practices. However, this won’t fly with today’s workforce.
Using the lessons learned from 2021, leaders can adopt new practices that help create a truly inclusive workplace and enable workers to perform their best.
Overall DEI practices are no longer viewed as a perk — they will be required to any company that desires to perform well in the future. This means investing into making meaningful change, rather than simply making a social media post.
One way companies can do this is by following through with their promises made during times of heightened social awareness.
For instance, corporations that donated millions of dollars to Black communities and social justice organizations in the summer of 2020 during the Black Lives Matter movement should let the public know where the money went and how it’s being used for the betterment of the Black community.
Corporate responsibility has become a top priority for workers considering their own positions and seeking out new jobs. Employees want to see that their organization are committed to finding solutions to societal issues.
Without making this commitment, companies could face turnover and a poor reputation in the eyes of future prospects.