The Essential Benefits of a Diverse Workforce

Companies across all industries are facing complaints from employees and applicants that their workforces do not have enough diversity. Indeed, in a recent poll of millennial employees reported by the Washington Post, an important factor in determining whether to take a job was the degree of diversity within the workplace. With America becoming more ethnically, sexually, and racially diverse younger employees simply are wanting to spend their careers in an office full of racially diverse coworkers. The results of the survey show that younger employees value diversity of opinion that comes from an office made up of people from different cultural and educational backgrounds.

Armed with the aforementioned information, how does a company go about becoming more diverse while complying with discrimination and other employment laws. Employee diversity training courses can help your business get in line with forward-thinking companies that are finding their way to a diverse workforce or are already there.

In addition to teaching the tactics necessary to recruit and hire a diverse set of employees, employee diversity courses teach managers and employees about respect for their colleagues and a background in the current population that has led to a boom in diversity. We have found that these courses cause a spike in employee morale that has a lasting impact on the office culture in addition to the benefit of finding and hiring a diverse group of employees. Let’s take a look at some of the essential benefits of online diversity training courses:

1. Education About Economic Growth

Online courses teach managers and employees that women, minorities and gay and transgender employees increase the thought capital at the workplace, thereby increasing the bottom line. By providing real-world statistics about diverse thought increasing the bottom line, employees and managers tend to get on board with a new way of thinking that is “good for business.”

2. Creating a More Innovative Workforce

All employees are afraid that their industry may become the next Radio Shack (obsolete and without enough capital to remain listed on the New York Stock Exchange). By teaching employees and managers about the innovative aspects of a diverse workforce they will be encouraged that the company they work for is seeking new and efficient ways to stay ahead of the curve and remain relevant.

3. Remaining Competitive

Online diversity courses provide your staff with the key facts necessary to show that diversity in the workforce is essential to remaining competitive. Rather than use scare tactics, survey data and real world examples are used to show that diverse workforces are a trend that has taken hold in the business community and will be essential to maintaining a competitive business edge.

Syntrio can help train your managers and employees on the positive impacts of diversity in the workplace. In addition to being a necessary function of high workforce morale, there are significant legal aspects of maintaining a diverse workforce that you must adhere to in order to remain compliant with employment laws.  Contact Syntrio for more information and remember to follow us on Twitter, Google Plus and LinkedIn for daily updates on employment law and compliance issues that may impact your business!

 

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