DEIB = Engagement πŸš€

Good Morning! 🌞

This is Mariam Mushtaq from HR Brain Pickings - welcome to this week’s first edition. Hope you all had a great long weekend! 😊

As I read up on the different aspects of employee engagement, one thing I couldn't fully comprehend is how DEIB and engagement influenced each other. Let’s explore. πŸ”Ž


DEIB x Employee Engagement 🀝

Here's what I learned so far:

⭐ Feeling Valued: What happens when employees feel their unique backgrounds and perspectives are truly valued and respected? They're not just more engaged in their work; they're also deeply committed to the organization. It's amazing how much difference a little appreciation can make, right? 🌟

⭐ Diversity = Innovation: When you have a team with diverse perspectives and experiences, you're essentially setting the stage for creativity and problem-solving. Imagine the possibilities! πŸ’‘

Eye-Opening Statistics on DEIB πŸ“Š

1️⃣ According to the most recent State of HR Report, only 35 people of the 400+ respondents listed diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) as their top priority. Adding to the fact that only 1% of respondents said they even had roles in diversity. 🀯

2️⃣ Studies by ADP have shown that employees who are satisfied with their organization's commitment to diversity and inclusion (D&I) are 2x as engaged as dissatisfied employees. πŸ“ˆ

3️⃣ Changeboard notes that diverse and inclusive organizations work 12% harder, are 19% more likely to stay longer with the organization, and collaborate 57% more effectively with peers.

Understanding DEIB πŸ”Ž

There is a lot to uncover when it comes to DEIB - but let’s start with the basics of the concept.

🌈 Diversity: Think of diversity as a mix of demographics - gender, age, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, location, nationality, disability status, and more.

The broader this spectrum, the richer the diversity in your organization.

βš–οΈ Equity: An equitable workplace is about ensuring everyone has the opportunities and resources they need to succeed, regardless of their background.

It's about fairness in access, opportunities, and advancement for all.

🀝 Inclusion: Inclusion is about creating a space where everyone, irrespective of their differences, is treated with respect and care.

It's where every voice is valued and heard.

🏠 Belonging: This is where every employee feels like they are an integral part of the team.

It's about fostering a space of psychological safety, where expressing oneself doesn't lead to fear or judgment.

In our upcoming issue, we'll explore trends and strategies around DEIB. Meanwhile, read this case study on how American Express successfully integrates DEIB into their corporate framework.

Spotlight: American Express Case Study πŸ’‘

Read their DEI report 2022 full report here.


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Today’s Reads

  • Close the diversity gap by hiring from college campuses. Read about it here.

  • Are smaller pay hikes leading employees to look for new job opportunities? Read this SHRM article.

  • Read what Josh Bersin has to say about AI changing how Corporate Learning programs work.