She outlines a process for creating a strategic plan and benchmarks for success. To bring your plan to life, she provides tips for implementing a diversity policy, recruiting and hiring, and asking diversity-related questions during interviews. (Compliance issues are also discussed along the way.) Catherine also explains how to integrate diversity within the performance management processes, including measuring employees on their ability to work well with others and measuring managers on their ability to drive and implement diversity initiatives.
Last, she covers "people practices," such as improving communication through open-door policies and ensuring work-life balance accommodates employees' lives and family responsibilities. When you're faced with organizational challenges, such as resistance to change, prejudice, or fear, Catherine provides tools to address them head-on.
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Skill Level Intermediate
- The most successful companies in the world place diversity high on their priority list. Having a diverse work force promotes creativity and innovation and allows you to reach a more diverse customer base. It increases retention and it helps make your company a great place to work. Creating a culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion is a process that takes time, and that's what this course is all about. I'm Catherine Mattice, I work with company's all over the world helping them develop and implement inclusive cultures.
In this course I want to share with you how you can create a diverse work culture at your company. I'll show you how to conduct a diversity audit and put together a strategic plan that will help you create and measure your diversity initiatives. I will then show you how to put these policies into place in your recruiting and performance management. Finally, I'll talk about how you can improve communication and overcome common challenges. Creating a diverse work culture is not about tolerance and avoiding discrimination. It's about respect, collaboration and celebrating our differences.