DEIB = Engagement πŸš€

Good Morning! 🌞

This is Mariam Mushtaq from HR Brain Pickings - welcome to this week’s first edition. Hope you all had a great long weekend! 😊

As I read up on the different aspects of employee engagement, one thing I couldn't fully comprehend is how DEIB and engagement influenced each other. Let’s explore. πŸ”Ž

DEIB x Employee Engagement 🀝

Here's what I learned so far:

⭐ Feeling Valued: What happens when employees feel their unique backgrounds and perspectives are truly valued and respected? They're not just more engaged in their work; they're also deeply committed to the organization. It's amazing how much difference a little appreciation can make, right? 🌟

⭐ Diversity = Innovation: When you have a team with diverse perspectives and experiences, you're essentially setting the stage for creativity and problem-solving. Imagine the possibilities! πŸ’‘

Eye-Opening Statistics on DEIB πŸ“Š

1️⃣ According to the most recent State of HR Report, only 35 people of the 400+ respondents listed diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) as their top priority. Adding to the fact that only 1% of respondents said they even had roles in diversity. 🀯

2️⃣ Studies by ADP have shown that employees who are satisfied with their organization's commitment to diversity and inclusion (D&I) are 2x as engaged as dissatisfied employees. πŸ“ˆ

3️⃣ Changeboard notes that diverse and inclusive organizations work 12% harder, are 19% more likely to stay longer with the organization, and collaborate 57% more effectively with peers.

Understanding DEIB πŸ”Ž

There is a lot to uncover when it comes to DEIB - but let’s start with the basics of the concept.

🌈 Diversity: Think of diversity as a mix of demographics - gender, age, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, location, nationality, disability status, and more.

The broader this spectrum, the richer the diversity in your organization.

βš–οΈ Equity: An equitable workplace is about ensuring everyone has the opportunities and resources they need to succeed, regardless of their background.

It's about fairness in access, opportunities, and advancement for all.

🀝 Inclusion: Inclusion is about creating a space where everyone, irrespective of their differences, is treated with respect and care.

It's where every voice is valued and heard.

🏠 Belonging: This is where every employee feels like they are an integral part of the team.

It's about fostering a space of psychological safety, where expressing oneself doesn't lead to fear or judgment.

Does your organization currently implement DEIB initiatives?

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In our upcoming issue, we'll explore trends and strategies around DEIB. Meanwhile, read this case study on how American Express successfully integrates DEIB into their corporate framework.

Spotlight: American Express Case Study πŸ’‘

Read their DEI report 2022 full report here.

Today’s Key Takeaways πŸ—’οΈ

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Today’s Reads

  • Close the diversity gap by hiring from college campuses. Read about it here.

  • Are smaller pay hikes leading employees to look for new job opportunities? Read this SHRM article.

  • Read what Josh Bersin has to say about AI changing how Corporate Learning programs work.

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