Welcome to your September edition of the HotC Highlight! We’re talking about you can do as a small business to improve the diversity, inclusion and equality of your workplace.
Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is really important in business. Evidence shows that for lots of businesses, D&I produces better financial results and brings a borader scope of ideas and innovations. So, it makes business size to prioritise D&I. But it’s also clear that building a D&I strategy that values your employees and treats them with open-mindedness in a safe environment gives your team the space they need to thrive.
We know that for SMEs, setting out a D&I strategy can feel daunting. That’s why we’ve just published this new resource: diversity + inclusion = better business outcomes. We’ve shared six steps you can take, no matter your business size, to help you get started. This guide will help you think about what you need to do before you start putting D&I initiatives in place, how to get people involved and ways to measure success.