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What Works: Evidence based Ideas to Increase Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace

This report brings together the collective expertise of thought leaders to examine emerging best practices in D&I.

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Summary

This report brings together the collective expertise of thought leaders to examine emerging best practices in D&I.  While the full report is enlightening, Chapters 2 and 6 are the most relevant for building an evidence-based people strategy. Research on diversity from a variety of disciplines shows that the most effective way to improve diversity and create bias-free workplaces is to assess current diversity levels, identify disparities, and develop concrete strategies for addressing them. 

Ensuring fairness and equity requires:

  1. Looking at your data to detect patterns on how your people move through the organisation - this means analysing flows of hiring, promotions, terminations, and departures by category at the job level
  2. Diagnosing the cause of any disparities
  3. Working within your organizational structure and culture to build a sustainable change effort
  4. Establishing accountability and transparency for metrics and goals