Current HR practices use Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (“DEI”) training to build workplaces that are free from the negativity, toxicity and low productivity that stem from racial discrimination, injustice, unconscious bias and micro-aggression. Such workplaces appeal to a broad range of stakeholders.
DEI training empowers organizations to create a corporate culture that allows the workplace to be safe, just, impartial, and inclusive regardless of employees’ backgrounds, life experiences, sex, religion, race, age, and ethnicity. Such a culture ensures that members of underrepresented and underserved communities are given a chance to get their foot in the door of the corporate world.
The HR issues that DEI training addresses include hiring, promotion, compensation, and employee development practices. DEI training can also address implicit and unconscious biases and replace these with inclusive and non-stereotypical processes that give rise to a positive culture. To generate the intended impact, an organization’s DEI efforts must involve all relevant stakeholders – from the CEO to the janitor.
DEI training helps employees build better relationships with management, such that the employees take care of their mental health while building and enjoying a better work/life balance that can boost their workplace productivity. It also empowers employees to find common ground, enhances their communications, addresses cultural sensitivity, resolves unconscious bias, accommodates differences, promotes anti-oppression and stereotyping and creates avenues for community engagement.
If you are interested in developing a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace through appropriate and strategic DEI training, Gobinder Gill and his team will custom design and implement training programs that suit your organization’s DEI goals.