The fact that we live in such a diverse society makes it largely impossible to build a workforce that is anything to the contrary. However, it’s always worth taking into account what there is to gain by proactively going out and targeting diversity, in order to produce a workforce that’s as varied and diverse as possible.
It’s of crucial importance to understand that the very definition of diversity has evolved enormously over recent years and decades. Far from taking into account obvious considerations like race, gender, age, level of ability and sexual orientation, 21st century diversity also means a variety of life experiences, wealth levels, educational backgrounds and general personality traits.
Easy Internet for one is adamant that it owes much of its successes over the course of the past decade to building and maintaining a richly diverse workforce. Easy Internet currently employs people from many different countries including: U.K, South Africa, Bulgaria, Poland, Uganda, Vietnam, Philippine, Indonesia, India, and the United States.
“It really pays to have more than one opinion and idea on something – the more diverse the better as this may spark an idea or solution to a problem that would never have come about if everybody was from the same background,” said Easy Internet managing director Mark Esho.
“We should all embrace, encourage and promote diversity in business to gain a more representative outlook where people can also relate to a diverse consumer group to encourage commercial growth,”
“Businesses need to fully understand the benefits of diversity and embrace these as only then will they truly be able to understand its full potential,”
“It costs a company nothing to invest in people, and what businesses don’t realise is that they are probably already doing some form of diversity activity already; being flexible and adapting to the changing needs of their employees is good business sense!”
So laid bare on paper, what exactly are the main benefits that come with a diverse and varied workforce?
Combine a rich pool of diverse talents and the result is a workforce that becomes far more than the sum of its component parts, enabling common goals to be met timely and with ease – thus giving productivity a much-needed kick in the trousers.
Diversity breeds inspiration and creativity and if you were to have a workforce where every individual was pretty much the same, chances are they’d drum up and regurgitate the same ideas as one another.
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Build a team that features a number of international recruits or those from international backgrounds and you immediately find yourself and your business better able to cope with international interests and possible expansion. The help the additional languages alone can offer is simply immeasurable.
Diverse workforces naturally hone and develop their communication skills with one another on an on-going basis, nurturing productive and capable attitudes that benefit the business a whole.
Last up, it takes a diverse and varied team to appeal to a diverse and varied market – as in pretty much any UK market in the 21st century. So, unless you’re intent on limiting your appeal only to a certain group and really stunting the potential of your business, a diverse workforce really is a prerequisite.
Blog written & provided to us by Easy Internet Solutions – www.easy-internet.co.uk
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