Take steps to advance equality
Accelerate diversity, equity and inclusion
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) has become intrinsic to and synonymous with organisational health in today's world. Evidence shows companies that take steps to advance equality not only make a difference to their people and to the communities they serve — but also to their business.
Historically, DEI has occupied a less prominent seat at the corporate table. Today, internal and external pressure is driving companies to commit and show consistent progress. People sustainability and DEI are a key part of the “S” in environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives — and are now table stakes for every business. Organisations that are accelerating progress treat DEI in the workplace like any other core business imperative: having a strategy, engaging stakeholders, tracking and sharing progress, and holding leadership accountable for results.
There’s still a lot of work to be done with DEI in the workplace
Upholding diversity, equity and inclusion is the third top HR priority globally for 2023
Yet, less than one third of companies have a DEI strategy
of organisations say they take action to ensure their workforce profile reflects the market(s) in which they operate
of HR leaders have plans to expand benefits to be more inclusive and supportive of all segments of the workforce
Ensure long-term, sustainable progress with your DEI strategy
Examine data or content using sophisticated techniques and tools to discover deeper insights, make predictions and inform evidence-based recommendations.
Align senior stakeholders and business functions to DEI mission, vision and values aligned to their people, ESG and business strategies.
Career equityProvide career equity through more accessible talent opportunities and outcomes, utilising effective and bias-free programmes and policies.
Pay equityIdentify pay gap risks and remediate disparities. Minimise the extent to which processes and policies may drive gaps and shift towards more pay transparency.
Experience equityPromote equity across the employee journey – including closing health and financial well-being gaps –that wilenable unique populations to thrive.
Change and culture elevationEnsure that everyone has a similarly positive workplace experience by shaping the culture and partnering with others to upskill leaders and managers.
Accountability and sustainability
Commit to progress by embedding goals and metrics in the business. Communicate transparently and regularly with all stakeholders. Build a vivid, inclusive cultural journey through relevant change and communication activities.