How well does your business embrace diversity and inclusion (D&I)? Practising better equality in the workplace is step one. But if you’re yet to benefit from a broadened and more diverse talent pool, there’s still work to be done.
In this blog, we’ll explain how demonstrating D&I from a certified framework – like ISO 30415 – isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s the key to enhancing your talent pool and unlocking a new stream of employee and business benefits.
When the Equality Act (2010) came into force, many businesses made changes to eradicate discrimination in the workplace. While some of these changes were no doubt substantial, others were merely box-ticking, which can often lead to a blinkered view of the macro actions in your workplace, causing an ignorance of the many micro actions – conscious and subconscious – that negatively impact your employees and overall business function.
By realigning your view of ‘what good looks like’ with D&I, you can identify and act on areas that may have gone under the radar. The result? A culture shift that helps you define equality on a spectrum that covers all aspects of individuality. And with that, you’ll attract a broader talent pool of individuals ready to join a business that takes diversity seriously.
A greater diversity of people brings fresh ideas, new perspectives, and different ways of thinking to your workforce. Whether it’s internal innovation or new ways to connect with customers, a broader talent pool might just have the missing ingredients to take your business to the next level. In fact, a report by Mckinsey showed that gender-diverse companies are 15% more likely to outperform those that aren’t. While ethnically diverse companies are 35% more likely to outperform those that aren’t.
From a better company culture to a sharper competitive advantage, the positive knock-on effects of a D&I-boosted talent pool are clear. And the best way to achieve them is through ISO 30415 certification…
ISO 30415 is an internationally recognised standard that lays out a framework to enhance HR management and widen the lens of D&I within your business. It’s an ideal way to help you address areas that may have been overlooked, and showcase your commitment to creating an attractive company culture to new and diverse talent.
Centre for Assessment is a UKAS-accredited certification body with many years’ experience delivering ISO certifications. Our friendly experts will guide you through the process – all you need is a HR department ready to embark on a positive change.