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Companies Should Put Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging First – Here’s Why

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Updated 1/19/2024

Just a few days ago, LinkedIn provided a list of the 25 fastest-growing roles in the U.S. and unsurprisingly, Vice President of of Diversity and Inclusion is number 7 on the list.

It is clear that many companies continue to see the wisdom in bringing a focus on diversity to their workforce at every level. Indeed, there are difficult discussions that should be had to do it well and those discussions will often produce positive engagement from management and employees. At The Panther Group, we are proud to support companies, large and small, that are looking to bring diverse top talent into their organizations.  We’ve spent decades building out diverse talent pools and believe that companies with diverse talent win big!  As a Minority-Owned and Certified Staffing Firm, we can help you reach your Tier One Supplier Diversity Spend goals.  In addition to that, Panther Workforce Solutions, our Managed Services Provider (MSP) can help you achieve your Tier One and Tier Two Diversity Spend Goals through the power of our dynamic list of diverse staffing suppliers.

The Power of Placing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging – First

Diversity Offers Benefits At Every Level 

From the board room to employees to the community, an inclusive environment can improve your brand, increase morale, improve retention and boost your bottom line. 

Where Can A DE&Focus Have The Most Impact? 

Ideally, DE&I will be integrated at every level, from long-range strategic planning to onboarding materials to how you interact with customers. Some areas of your organization are likely to be especially well-served by a diversity focus. 

Learning & Development

Incorporating information on the benefits of diversity and your company’s commitment to inclusiveness into training and development programs is critical to embedding DEIB into the fabric of the organization. When employees see the time and resources you dedicate to education them on DEIB and developing diverse individuals, it shows the company culture they are a part of 

Community Involvement

Don’t keep DEIB a secret only to be discussed internally. While you shouldn’t issue press releases about diversity that are all talk, no action, you can share with the community what you are doing to build a more diverse workforce. It will improve recruiting and reflect positively on your brand 

Recruitment and Hiring

Making DEIB a priority can help attract the best and most diverse talent to your organization. Companies that don’t make an effort to recruit from an inclusive candidate base limit their options, missing out on individuals who can have a positive impact on the business. 

“Caring” About Diversity Is Not Enough 

Develop strategies and take action to make a real difference. Promoting DEIB by hiring a more diverse staff is a good start. Take the next step by adding executive diversity roles to your company. These positions must come with genuine authority and visibility. Don’t create positions performatively that are just window-dressing with no real impact.  

Start Training At The Top  

Without buy-in at the highest level, your diversity program will have no traction. Fill the highest-level diversity positions first. Employees at other levels will feel welcome from the start and are more likely to stay and be engagedDiversity makes organizations stronger, more resilient and better able to adapt to new challenges. 

Don’t Let Current Conditions Slow You Down.  

Some companies are so stressed by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic they have back-burnered their diversity efforts. This can be a costly mistake. The more diverse your workforce, the more resilient your organization is in times of crisis. Diversity of experience and thought gives you a wider range of potential responses to challenges.  

The Panther Group Diversity Commitment 

Panther understands the importance of an inclusive workplace and are committed to helping our employer partners prepare for the diverse future of business 

Create an effective diversity recruitment strategy with The Panther Group. Contact us today. 

We serve the following industries: Professional, Accounting & Finance, Engineering, Life Sciences, Information Technology, Federal 

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Ready to elevate your hiring and recruitment strategy? The Panther Group is your ideal partner for navigating the complexities of talent acquisition. Our expertise in staffing, Managed Services Provider (MSP) solutions, and recruitment services is tailored to meet the unique needs of your business. Don’t let the challenge of finding top talent slow you down. Contact us today and discover how The Panther Group can transform your workforce, drive innovation, and propel your business forward. Let’s create a future-proof talent strategy together!

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