Do your employees understand diversity, equity, and inclusion?
Most companies have something in their Employee Handbook, but how often is it discussed?
Companies are having more open discussions with their employees regarding DEI to promote healthy and productive work environments.
Diversity is defined as a range of human differences, but not limited to, race, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, age, physical ability, social class, veteran status, religion, political beliefs, and more. Inclusion is the practice of including diverse groups in a group setting or structure.
Diversity and inclusion go hand in hand in the workplace; without each other, organizations will not truly achieve an inclusive workplace. Diversity is a fact of life in today’s workplace.
Unconscious bias exists in all of us. It helps us make quick decisions by identifying patterns that pop up in the day-to-day life. Inherent bias is not, in and of itself, a bad thing. But when we allow those biases to negatively (or positively) influence people’s opinions without the proper information or context we run into trouble.
People should base their perceptions of their coworkers on concrete words, actions, and accolades.
JorgensenHR’s DEI training includes discussions surrounding:
- Unconscious Bias
- Micro Inequities
This course is interactive and explains the benefits of creating a workplace where everyone can be their authentic selves.
It gives employees practical guidance and strategies so they know how they can help build a workplace that works better for everyone. Employers who foster positive coworker relationships as a reflection of organizational values see increased employee morale and engagement.