Not only do we have a moral responsibility to promote DE&I in the workplace, but there is ample evidence that diverse and inclusive companies are more likely to make better, bolder decisions and increase retention by 10 per cent, thereby reducing churn.
Torin Ellis (pictured left), a Get-Optimal board advisor and DE&I advocate, sums it up way better than we can. "There are no shortcuts. [...] Companies need to explore DE&I at every point in their organisation. Too many [Companies] attempt to throw unconscious bias training in and clap their hands together as if they have done something. Companies need to build for the whole, not the few. DE&I has no finish line."
At Get-Optimal, we understand that attracting new, diverse talent begins with a well-written, highly-optimised Job Ad, with bias reduced across all protected characteristic groups, which invites every qualified candidate regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or age group to apply. Unconscious biases are no one's fault.