In this era of globalization, workforce diversity is not just a fact of life, it's a business goal which can deliver real benefits. Here are our top 5 reasons why we believe that hiring policy should include individuals of all ethnicities, cultures, genders and sexual orientations.
1. Increased innovation and problem solving ability.
Studies have shown that diverse groups come up with solutions to challenges faster than homogenous ones. A variety of backgrounds brings in a wider range of ideas, knowledge banks and approaches to choose from, or meld into a unique process or strategy.
2. Increased customer approval.
Diversity-oriented organizations can offer more and better solutions to their customers; and may attract new business on the basis of having people on staff who can interact easily with the customer.
3. Expanded language skills.
Related to point 2 above, international businesses will benefit from being able to speak the same language and...