What steps are employers in the Greater Toronto Area taking to build diverse and inclusive workplaces?
New research released by TRIEC offers a snapshot of diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives being implemented by GTA organizations.
The research shows that while there is an increasing emphasis on inclusion in organizations, efforts to promote D&I can be inconsistent and fragmented.
We need to work on definitions. There is often inconsistency and a lack of clarity in how employers define diversity and inclusion.
Inclusion is important. Organizations are increasingly emphasizing inclusion over diversity, and there is a growing understanding that diverse workplaces also need to be inclusive to be successful.
There are barriers. Employers said that competing priorities, colleagues not understanding the business case, and a lack of a plan can get in the way of implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace.
Immigrants are playing a key role. In future, more employers intend to make immigrant inclusion a priority. This shows that in an increasingly diverse region, more employers are recognizing the need to attract, retain, and fully leverage this key source of talent.
In the coming months, TRIEC will be launching new tools and resources that organizations can use to define, build and measure workplace inclusion more effectively. Stay connected to us on email, Twitter and LinkedIn to be the first to find out about these developments.