Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
The Importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We all want to feel welcomed, treasured, and valued, no matter the environment. The workplace is no different. In order for a workplace to be productive, your employees must feel comfortable, included, and supported by management. It is important your workforce can put trust in its leaders to improve:
- Employee engagement
- Recruiting efforts
- Overall productivity
- Creativity and innovation
- Employee retention rates
- And more!
trueU is dedicated to providing an inclusive and diverse environment for all members, and we offer training courses to improve your company’s diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Click here to read trueU’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
How to Build an Inclusive Workplace
Add Inclusivity to Your Core Values
Rather than just having diversity, equity, and inclusion as talking points within your company, take the next step and implement them into your company’s core values. Doing so not only places a greater emphasis on what they mean to your organization, but it also encourages meaningful conversation. Adding to your core values will allow you and your workforce to live out what it means to be diverse and inclusive.
Plan and Create Inclusive Events
Regardless of how your company plans and develops events, contemplate whether certain events alienate any employees. Then, consider developing and celebrating events that embrace a number of cultures or traditions and invite employees to help in planning those events.
Embrace Cultural Diversity
Cultural diversity is beautiful and allows each of us to have different experiences and gain new points of view. Embrace the differences amongst your employees by encouraging conversation and asking for opinions from all team members. Going the extra mile to show you value all opinions can open the door and make your employees more comfortable with sharing their opinions.
Use Inclusive Language
Whether intentionally done or not, words are certainly capable of causing harm. Being more aware of which words are hurtful and which are acceptable is a great way to ensure nobody is hurt by accident. Additionally, you will help other employees feel more accepted at work.
Contact trueU for More Information about Diversifying Your Workforce
We do not take diversity, equity, and inclusion lightly. We understand the value held by different experiences and backgrounds, and we place a high importance on ensuring all voices are heard, no matter your race, gender, sexual orientation, or culture. For help with your company’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and to create an amazing company culture, contact trueU today.