If you have ever worked at a large corporation, you may remember a segment about diversity during your orientation. Most companies allude to diversity in their mission statements, but what good are these without policies to support them? Employers throw the word “diversity” around often, yet many struggle with implementing a diverse workforce and an inclusive company culture.
A diverse workplace is one that includes and is welcoming to employees from all walks of life. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from being discriminated against due to their sex, national origin, race, religion, age, or disability. For a workforce to truly be inclusive, it must be a place where typically marginalized employees can feel comfortable being themselves. If you are concerned about non-inclusive practices at work, these simple suggestions can lead any workplace toward greater diversity, without the need to invest in additional resources.