What is diversity and inclusion and how to improve it?

Diversity and inclusion is a term you have probably heard many times, but what does it mean and how a company can improve the two aspects of the term? I will tell you about it in this article.

Diversity

Diversity in the workplace is about understanding, accepting and valuing differences among individuals related to:

  • Race,
  • Ethnicity,
  • Gender,
  • Age,
  • Religion,
  • Disability,
  • Sexual orientation;
  • Education,
  • Character,
  • Skills,
  • Experience, and
  • Knowledge base.

Inclusion

Inclusion in the workplace is reflected through collaboration, support and respect, which increase the participation and contribution of all employees. In fact, true tolerance eliminates all barriers, discrimination and intolerance. When used correctly in the workplace, everyone naturally feels tolerant and supported.

How to improve diversity and inclusion

One way to show employees that a company cares about their cultural activities, holidays and sports is team celebration. Whether it is giving employees a holiday or celebrating in the office, it is important to recognize and respect the traditions and celebrations of employees from different backgrounds. Ask your team which holidays are important to them and how you can help them celebrate. This can also be a way to raise awareness and educate yourself and your team about celebrations that you may not have known before.

Textmetrics is a platform that can help you write inclusive content and much more, so every suitable job candidate has an equal chance, when applying for a job.