It’s Time to Act on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | Middle Market Growth
Current and prospective employees want it. According to a Harris survey conducted for Glassdoor, more than 3 out of 4 job seekers and employees—76%—say a diverse workforce is an important factor when they evaluate companies and consider job offers. Diversity, equity and inclusion are important for retention, too. Overall, 63% of all employees say that their companies should be doing more about diversity, equity and inclusion. At a time when talent is scarce, it makes no sense to alienate employees while simultaneously ignoring pools of potential candidates.
It makes companies more innovative and agile. Research conducted (mostly among large companies) by Josh Bersin for Deloitte shows that diverse companies are nearly twice as likely to be innovation leaders as their peers, and also more change-ready.
US companies push for diversity.