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94% of candidates say diversity and inclusion (D&I) is important to them when searching for new career opportunities

91% of candidates say working in an inclusive environment will be important in their next career move

The findings paint a compelling picture, with more than 9 in 10 job seekers saying that a company’s commitment to D&I would impact their next career move. Clearly, to attract and retain top talent, organisations will need to make D&I a key business objective.

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6 things you need to know: 

  1.  56% of the webinar attendees were at the early stages of their D&I strategy and 17% of attendees had no strategy at all.
  2. Companies that have diverse management teams, have higher revenue due to more innovative processes. Ethnic & cultural diversity - companies in the top quartile outperformed those in the bottom quartile by 36% in profitability.
  3.  Rebel Ideas demonstrates that without Cognitive diversity (diversity of thought) a team could be leaving themselves exposed to blind spots.It shows that we need to look at people who have more diverse backgrounds, otherwise we are just hiring clones of ourselves.
  4.  PE still has a long way to go. A recent Accenture study suggested that 2/3 of CEO's thought their firms were inclusive – empowering individuals – but less than 1/3 of employees agreed with them.
  5. Take diversity into bite-size chunks, there's no need to change the world overnight.
  6. It’s not just about a diverse shortlist, but looking at what diversity means to their business. Partner with your recruitment agency to work on this together.

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If you’d like more HR and Legal information please contact: Greg Jones
If you’d like more information on The Diversity Project please contact: Jane Welsh

Extra useful links: 

Diversity wins: How inclusion matters | McKinsey

How private equity can catalyze diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace | McKinsey

The diversity and inclusion revolution: Eight powerful truths | Deloitte

Viewpoint: Was CIA ‘too white’ to spot 9/11 clues? | BBC