Human Capital Management, Leadership, Risk Management, Total Rewards

Why choose diversity focused training programs?

/ January 22, 2018

We have all heard that having a highly skilled, educated and motivated workforce is critical in creating a growing profitable organization. To maximize performance, organizations should place the same emphasis on human assets that they do on every other organizational asset. Traditional training, although effective, has recently been elevated as a result of shifting workplace demographics. As a result, diversity has now become a central focus in most traditional training solutions. Diversity has become the necessary emphasis is now being viewed as an opportunity to improve the overall productivity of the company and educate employees in their role in creating a bias-free, diverse workplace.

Not sure where to start? Here are the key common diversity focused areas that can influence the greatest impact to foster and improve organization’s culture, brand and bottom line:

  • Communications: The increasing diversity of today’s workforce brings a wide variety of languages and customs. Training focused on communication allows employees to recognize different communication styles, identify their own communication strengths and opportunities and understand the power of both verbal and nonverbal communication.
  • Diversity: Diversity training includes eliminating Unconscious Bias, creating Inclusive communications, negotiations and dialogues that foster belongingness and encourage authenticity allowing employees to gain intangible benefits, such as respect, acceptance and cohesive work environments.
  • Ethics: Today’s diverse workforce brings a wide variety of values and morals to the workplace. Business ethics is a standard of acceptable behavior on the job. It is a set of rules by which to judge decisions and conduct in the workplace. Ethical conduct on the job involves knowing what is right and wrong according to the established standards and consistently doing what the organization’s ethics policy requires in an effort to mitigate organizational exposure and risk.
  • Sexual harassment: Sexual harassment training focuses on building an environment of mutual respects and includes careful education of the organization’s policies.

The continual training investment in human capital with diversity being the cornerstone of training fundamentals is critical component of the present and future success and growth of any organisation’s business strategy. The above areas as described present a mutually reinforcing approach because it manifests itself in building a great reputation for the company, leading to increased profitability and opportunities for all employees. Please feel free to contact us to inquire about our diversity focused training series.

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