Promote inclusivity in the workplace with a diversity action plan to attract and retain diverse talent.
The business case for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace is stronger than ever—and continues to strengthen as the relationship between diversity and retaining high quality talent becomes clearer. Making DEI a strategic imperative has the capacity to promote innovation, creativity and empathy in ways that homogeneous work cultures seldom do.1 And yet, due to slow adoption in workplaces, progress remains tepid; inclusion policies cannot change anything unless the work culture changes too.
The Leading Workplace Diversity online short course from Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business equips you with a diversity action plan to not only promote meaningful change in your organization but also impact growth and business performance. Founded in effective and expert-led talent management strategies, you’ll explore diversity as a financial, moral and realistic imperative; the difference between elements of workplace and hiring bias and how these manifest as barriers to diversity; and how effective employee selection processes can cultivate diversity and reduce employee attrition. Based on Dr. Mikki Hebl and Dr. Eden King’s extensive teaching and research in the science of organizational diversity, you’ll explore practical talent management and organizational strategies to attract, select and retain talent in order to cultivate diversity within your organization.
1 World Economic Forum (Apr, 2019).
Is this course for you?
This course is applicable to anyone looking to position DEI as a business priority and drive business outcomes with the promotion and nurturance of diversity initiatives. With a focus on talent management strategies, the course is especially relevant to human resources and senior managers, training and performance management and business partners working across a broad spectrum of industries or functional areas. Directors, managers and leaders who are motivated to create a more diverse work environment will benefit from the practical and interdisciplinary approach.
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