Slayton Search Partners: Facilitating the Conversation: The CHRO’s Role in Improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Addressing COVID-19 may have been the top priority for businesses during 2020, but the year was also defined by a significant focus on diversity. During an already challenging time, this increased emphasis on inequality translated to social unrest in America and within workforces. Studies prove how critical this has become: 76% of professionals say having a diverse workforce is an important factor when evaluating job offers, and 32% say they would not apply for a job at an organization that lacks diversity.
As a result, companies are once again forced to take a hard look at how these issues impact their organizations. What they’re finding is that there is no fast solution. Improving diversity and inclusion takes time, and it must start with fostering a new kind of discussion with employees. CHROs play a crucial role in facilitating the conversations that will lead to true, positive change.
Two main topics discussed in this article:
- There Is No Quick Fix
- Facilitating The Difficult Conversation