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Diversity in the workplace: Your benefits!

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Frank Vande Voorde
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As mentioned in the dictionary, it is about facts and perception. There where you perceive a difference, there will be a difference. An advantage can be seen in different competences and you can see why diversity is so positive.

What is diversity?

 

The condition of having or being composed of differing elements: variety; especially: the inclusion of different types of people (such as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organisation

 

As mentioned in the dictionary, it is about facts and perception. There where you perceive a difference, there will be a difference.

An advantage can be seen in different competences and you can see why diversity is so positive.

 

Why have a diversity policy?

It is important to keep an eye on diversity while recruiting. Numerous reasons can be listed, here are our top ones;

  • Hiring people who need a better integration in our society;
  • We need to evolve along a diverse population;
  • Meet with the diversity amongst customers and clients.

Diversity is an excellent strategy to tackle the evolving market, business and people wise.

 

Integrate a diversity policy

To have a better diversity policy in your organisation, start with a clear and open communication. Define what it means and connect it with your company’s values.

The more your company leaders, managers and team promote the benefits of diversity, the more your policy will be implemented.

An action that can be taken is to train your employees how to handle diversity and how to better understand different cultures.

 

Benefits

Through diversity you can learn and acquire different skills, experiences and point of views. This in itself allows the company to serve their diverse customers better.

Communication with your customers will be easier thanks to your team who can speak multiple languages and know how to act towards their different cultures.

Different ideas and creativity will be boosted resulting in a broader range of solutions. It truly opens doors to a better international growth and integration.

And finally, during a ‘War for Talent’, it gives the organisation access to a larger pool of potential candidates.

Diversity can’t be ignored anymore as it is the key to future success! 

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