Diversity hits the headlines

Posted on Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 by

Almost three quarters of businesses have found a link between internal diversity initiatives and employee engagement according to a new report by not-for-profit organisation, Opportunity Now. Of the 77 UK organisations surveyed: Almost 9 in 10 organisations are putting funds in place to create more diverse workplaces. 4 in 10 companies could demonstrate that customer satisfaction levels had risen as a result of their diversity activities 22% believed diversity initiatives had increased their market share. The research coincides with the U.S. non-profit consultancy, Catalyst, making a strong case for management teams to do more to include men in diversity initiatives.