Why care about equality, diversity and inclusion?
Diversity matters. Moreover, it is profitable. Companies with most gender and ethnic diversity on executive teams are much more likely to achieve financial returns above their national industry medians (McKinsey, 2018). In the United Kingdom, greater gender diversity on senior-executive teams corresponded particularly strongly with high performance - for every 10 percent increase in gender diversity, companies’ earnings before interest and taxes rose by 3.5 percent (McKinsey, 2015). More diverse companies are better places to attract top talent and have better employee satisfaction, respond better to customer needs and increase market shares. However, achieving diversity is not an easy task. Among key factors supporting diversity are fit-for-purpose policies, senior management committed to delivering diversity, and an inclusive organisational culture.
Solutions offered by DJC Training can help your company identify ways to overcome bias in recruitment, appraisal and promotion which may be holding back the success of your employees and company (unconscious bias training and policy solutions) and build cross-cultural understanding and inclusivity (various cultural awareness training sessions). Training is always bespoke to address specific organisational needs.
Workshops, whether in person or via Zoom, are dynamic and impactful, engaging participants in thought provoking exercises and discussions and eliciting deep learning. A variety of methods of delivery used, such as small group work, videos and thought experiments, makes the training highly interactive. The focus is not only on raising awareness of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) issues, but most importantly on how companies and individuals can address them through processes, policies and practices which build supportive culture.
However, training works best when it is a part of wider efforts to improve diversity and inclusion at work. DJC Training offers holistic consultancy services which can help you review your policies, procedure and practices to improve equality outcomes - from organisational culture, to recruitment and promotion, to employee satisfaction.
Areas of expertise:
Unconscious and implicit bias in recruitment, appraisals and promotions
Anti-harassment and bullying