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The elusive inclusive culture: What does it really take?

Diverse hiring does not automatically create inclusivity; firms should offer an environment that grows and flexes to accommodate employees’ wellbeing, says Sarah Winship

7 March 2017

That diversity is good for business has long been established. For more than a decade, companies have invested time and money in ensuring their workforce reflects the growing diversity of the communities in which they work. However, simply achieving diversity among employees will not automatically lead to success unless the culture is inclusive of all people.

Simply recruiting more female, black and minority ethnic, LGBT, and disabled staff does not make an inclusive culture. To achieve inclusivity companies need to attract and retain the best staff while providing an environment that nurtures and develops them, providing equal access to opportunities and allowing them to deliver their full capacity while feeling valued.

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