7 Tools to Help Your Conscious Business Focus on Diversity

by | Aug 30, 2022 | Business

Diversity

What is one tool that your conscious business is using to focus on diversity in the workplace?

To help your conscious business employ the best tools to focus on diversity in the workplace, we asked HR managers and conscious business leaders this question for their best insights. From events to celebrate Heritage Months and other holidays to implementing a diversity and inclusion recruitment policy, there are several tools that your conscious business may work with to keep consistent focus on achieving diversity in your workplace.

Here are seven tools these conscious business leaders use:

  • Events to Celebrate Heritage Months and Holidays
  • Training Programs to Help Employees
  • Using an Employee Resource Group to Promote Awareness
  • Gender Decoder Website Helps Eliminate Gender Bias
  • Adding Various Job Platforms to Make the Hiring Process More Diverse
  • Using a Tool Called Blind to Improve Diversity
  • Implementing a Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment Policy

Events to Celebrate Heritage Months and Holidays

One great tool that our conscious business is using to focus on diversity in the workplace is to create zoom events to celebrate heritage months and ethnic holidays! This is a great way to involve not only people who celebrate certain ethnic holidays, but to teach others in your workplace about the diverse and unique qualities of their peers! During these events you can have guest speakers talk about and teach aspects of their heritage, experiences they had in the past, information about their home country, specific cuisine they make for the holidays, how others who aren’t a part of the heritage can celebrate, and much more!

 

– Chris Hunter, ServiceTitan

Training Programs to Help Employees

One tool that my business is using to focus on diversity in the workplace is a training program that helps employees understand the benefits of diversity and how to create an inclusive environment. The program includes videos, interactive exercises, and case studies, and it’s designed to help employees learn about different cultures, communication styles, and work preferences. By providing this training, we’re helping employees to understand the value of diversity and how they can contribute to a more inclusive workplace.

 

– Aviad Faruz, FARUZO New York

Using an Employee Resource Group to Promote Awareness

Our conscious business is using a number of tools to focus on diversity in the workplace. One tool we are using is an employee resource group (ERG). Our ERG helps to connect employees with similar interests and backgrounds and provides a forum for discussion and networking. Additionally, our ERG works to promote awareness of diversity issues within the company and to provide support for employees who may be experiencing bias or discrimination.

 

– Brian Meiggs, My Millennial Guide

Gender Decoder Website Helps Eliminate Gender Bias

One tool we use that focuses on diversity in the workplace is Gender Decoder. The increasingly popular website compares feminine-coded and masculine-coded words in a potential job listing. In doing so, it helps us determine if the posting is tilted or favoring one particular gender bias. We want our listings to be as inclusive as possible, and Gender Decoder helps eliminate subconscious language decisions that can impact that.

 

– Sasha Ramani, MPOWER Financing

Adding Various Job Platforms to Make the Hiring Process More Diverse

We are consciously including diverse job hiring platforms in our hiring process, along with our traditional platforms. Platforms like Entelo Diversity, VetJobs, and BlackCareerNetwork are all good ways to identify under-represented groups that we should include in our talent and recruitment searches.

 

– Steve Mascarin, Taunton Village Dental

Using a Tool Called Blind to Better Diversity

The one tool that I’m using is a tool called Blind that allows you to see what your blind spots are in terms of diversity. You can plug in data for your company, for example, and see where there are gaps so that you can reach out to those groups or look into new ways of finding candidates who might not have applied yet because they didn’t see an opening posted on LinkedIn or other places like that.

 

– Amer Hasovic, Love & Lavender

Implementing a Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment Policy

To ensure that your conscious business stays that way and is aware and accepting of any diversity, one tool that helps keep everyone on the same playing field is implementing a Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment Policy. This policy will outline specific guidelines for all employees to follow to make sure that everybody is staying an unbiased and liberal person in the workplace despite gender, sexual orientation, race or culture. It also provides supervision and support to those who are diverse and want to become a part of your team, making them feel welcomed and accepted.

 

– Tracey Beveridge, Personnel Checks

 

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