Why diversity and inclusion matters

The benefits of workplace diversity and inclusion are far reaching. From simple things like attracting the best talent from a wider pool of candidates, to increasing profitability and helping people feel confident in their own skin. Diversity and inclusion effects us all.

For employers, business and customers

For employees

Why diversity and inclusion matters for employers, business and customers

Employers can increase innovation & attract the best talent

When employees feel included, innovation increases by 83%*.

Recruiting from a diverse pool of candidates increases your chances of finding the best person for the job.

Businesses can increase profitability & reduce employee turnover

Top quartile for ethnic and cultural diversity on executive teams were 36% more likely to have above-average profitability.**

Diversity has been shown to improve retention and reduce the costs associated with employee turnover.

Customers are more aware than ever of the brands who consider social impact and act accordingly

Customers increasingly want to feel like their purchasing choices are doing good. By applying for and displaying your accreditation, customers will be aware that you’re committed to a fairer workplace for all.

“We are proud to be recognised by the Diversity Mark and it stands as a testament to our philosophy where diversity is acknowledged and celebrated as a fundamental component of our culture”

Steve Orr, CEO, Catalyst

Accreditation will help your business address diversity in the workplace. Stop putting it off

“For years I was treated with pity at work. It frustrated and annoyed me. My disability didn’t define who I was. I’m now working for an employer who respects me but doesn’t patronise. I’m treated fairly, paid fairly and I’m thriving”

David James, Coder

Why diversity and inclusion matters for employees

Employees want to know that their mental health and wellbeing is a priority

Recently, two thirds of job hunters indicated that diversity was important to them when evaluating companies and job offers.***

Employees shouldn’t have to hide who they are

Diversity and Inclusion increases trust between the employer and employee. People will perform better because they will feel comfortable to bring their authentic selves to an inclusive work environment. No need to code-switch!

Employees deserve a fair chance

Regardless of colour, age, gender, disability or sexual orientation – employees should have the right to work and be treated fair. It is our responsibility to get rid of bias and prejudice.

If you don’t have the time, resource or focus to address this, but know that it needs to happen – let us support you

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We work with great people who have chosen to make a difference. We want to be the support who helps you succeed. If you have the will to make it happen, we can help you.

*Research from Deloitte’s Diversity, Inclusion and Business Performance survey

**McKinsey and Company’s researchers delved into the leadership composition of over 1,000 companies in 15 countries, and compared the make-up against their financial performance

*** Source: Glassdor.co.uk