Inclusivity is the way forward

09 November 2016

The CBI is calling on organisations to become more inclusive. Its latest report sets out the business case for diversity, which includes increased employee satisfaction, better retention, lower recruitment costs and increased productivity.

The CBI is calling on organisations to become more inclusive.

Its latest report sets out the business case for diversity, which includes increased employee satisfaction, better retention, lower recruitment costs and increased productivity. Workplaces that are diverse and inclusive are associated with higher individual performance, the report says, because employees are more engaged and are better able to innovate.

An inclusive approach is expected to stand employers in better stead as time goes by, too. According to the report, drawing on a diverse talent pool will be key to addressing the challenges, predicted by some businesses, in accessing highly-skilled employees in the future.

Among the recommendations are:

  1. Setting tailored, voluntary targets to improve diversity and holding leaders responsible for plans to achieve them.
  2. Collaboration between businesses to share good practice and improve inclusion.
  3. Considering the use of name-blind recruitment and extending competency-based assessment to challenge unconscious bias.
  4. Weighting in managers' performance appraisals for their roles in developing staff as well as short-term commercial performance.
  5. Offering flexible working from job adverts onwards, where possible.

You can read the full report by clicking here.


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