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DISMISS DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION INITIATIVES AT YOUR OWN PERIL

Mar 19, 2019 Maria Terekhova

At the HFS International Women’s Day Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable, a resounding point was continuously made: the current generation of senior managers and executives have long seen diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives as a political choice rather than a strategic necessity. The result is that too many enterprises are only paying lip service to promote diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace. If you don’t make a concerted effort to bring people with a wider range of genders, sexual orientations, abilities, and ethnicities into your workforce and then make the newcomers feel welcome and valued, they will eventually damage their company’s reputation and bottom line by losing talent and customers.

 

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