And I have seen firsthand the impact that implementing competencies can have on achieving this goal.
In the following video, you will learn:
Read on for the highlights and key take-aways!
Diverse workplaces are proven to provide an overall happier, more innovative, and more profitable working environments. As examples, gender diverse companies are 21% more likely to outperform their less diverse counterparts, and ethnically diverse companies are 33% more likely to do the very same.
There are two main reasons why companies are getting these results:
Competencies help you focus on the most important qualities needed for job success. So, during a hiring process, such as an interview, taking a competency-driven approach allows you to focus on the critical skills, knowledge and abilities needed for the job and how an individual has demonstrated these in the past. This focus will result in you putting aside and deemphasizing other factors, like communication skills, appearance or mannerisms.
To create a culture of diversity, it is very important to reinforce and communicate in tangible terms the culture you want to achieve. One way you can do this is to implement a competency like “Embracing Diversity”, as part of the organization’s core set of competencies. This measure alone will help employees to clearly understand what diversity and inclusion mean and how they can demonstrate these values through concrete behaviors.
There are four key steps you can take to start building a culture of diversity and inclusivity.
Get in touch with the workforce planning experts at HRSG to get started on your initiative today!