Equity and fairness play an increasingly key role in business culture as society evolves towards greater inclusivity and diversity in the workplace — and Businessolver leads the way with its advice.
The SaaS-based benefits administration solution provider recently suggested a trio of guidelines for encouraging diversity at the leadership level. In a nutshell, they advised: don’t settle; involve everyone, and don’t limit efforts to recruitment.
First, resist the temptation to “settle” in establishing and maintaining hiring standards, said the company. Employers should take time and attempt to develop genuinely diverse candidate lists at the recruitment stage. One advantage of canvassing a wider audience is the built-in opportunity to branch out to an ever-wider job pool through networking.
Second, Businessolver urges companies to adopt a broad staffing base. By inviting existing workers of varied backgrounds to share in the recruiting effort on a regular basis, stakeholders will widen their pool of connections and send a message of established inclusivity throughout the workplace.
Finally, the firm suggests, “don’t stop at recruitment.” In other words, make the business internally attractive to potential leaders with leadership development, mentoring and active encouragement for minorities, females and varied age groups.
Practicing this triple tactic, according to Businessolver, encourages a “more inclusive workplace where everyone is working towards a common goal.”