DEI initiatives have stalled for a second year according to the McLean & Company HR Trends 2023 survey results. In our work helping companies develop roadmaps for DEI, a handful of key areas lacking:
Where organization need to focus are also their roadblocks: governance, leadership buy-in, and strategic discussions. Actions and planning can refocus your organization.
Recruiting is once again the number one priority on ASE members’ minds for the third year in a row. Although DEI has fallen further down the list, this work does not exist in a silo – maintaining momentum on DEI efforts will support other priorities, including talent attraction and retention. In fact, ASE HR departments that are high performing in DEI are 2.4x more likely to be high performing in recruiting.
It’s also good news that embedding DEI into organizational culture and processes does not require a degree in advanced physics. All that’s needed to operationalize DEI is the right commitment, planning, and structure.
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