April is Diversity month! Let’s start by saying we believe every month should be diversity month. There’s never a better time to celebrate the many backgrounds, cultures, and experiences that contribute to an organization than the here and now. With April celebrating diversity, it’s a good time to ask, have you done a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion pulse check recently?
Many organizations believe that improving diversity numbers alone will correct the imbalance that workforces see. This is a big mistake! Diversity only measures the composition of your organization. Equity determines how fair your organization treats its diverse people, and inclusion measures how people of various diversities feel valued as participants in your organization. You must have strategies for all three in place to make significant strides in your organization’s people health.
A Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion pulse check is an essential method of determining where you currently stand. We wish it were as easy as counting heartbeats!
So, did you take it? Are you happy with your answers? If some of your responses leave you feeling, queasy, then you know it is time for a change. Optimum can help support one big piece of that change: recruitment and retention of resources from diverse backgrounds.
The Optimum CareerPath program is a targeted recruiting, training, and placement program focused on identifying and training high aptitude, early career employees. These employees are then placed with our healthcare clients to help fill their teams with diverse, high-potential, budget-friendly talent. Speak to your sales rep today to learn how CareerPath can improve the diversity, equity, and inclusion landscape at your organization.