The business case for diversity is clear in terms of innovation, financial performance and employee engagement. Search firms can play an important role in identifying and putting forward strong candidates who are diverse in terms of both race and gender.
A recent interview with Invenias customer Jo Fisher Executive based in Australia and New Zealand revealed that they rely on Invenias software to help them meet diversity targets, with women making up 46% of their appointments.
This recent Harvard Business Review article identifies 4 key lessons learnt lessons from interviews with 11 CEOs who have made a public commitment to increasing diversity.
Diversity can boost innovation and employee engagement, and companies with greater gender and racial diversity financially outperform their peers. Yet progress within organizations has been slow – there is still a lack of women and minorities in leadership positions, and certain industries like tech and finance are lacking diversity at all levels. And many diversity programs fail. Based on evidence that diversity initiatives are more effective if they start at the top, I interviewed 11 CEOs who have made a public commitment to diversity about how they are creating more diverse workforces.