Why Workplace EDI Matters to you
The business case for equity, diversity, and inclusion is stronger than ever.
The ‘who, where, when, what, and how’ of workplace EDI can be daunting for most workplaces.
What is Equity?
Equity aims to ensure that there is fair treatment, access, equal opportunity, and advancement for everyone. Equity identifies and removes barriers that may be preventing people from fully participating – or benefitting within a workplace.
Equity is an important consideration when designing internal workplace processes, culture, and delivery of resources. Equity directly affects employee retention and engagement. Equity allows workplaces to better value and leverage differences and accesses diverse perspectives.
What is Diversity?
Diversity is all the ways that people are different from one another. These differences may include race, ethnicity, religion, marital/family status, sex, gender identity or expression, disability, sexual orientation, age, class, and/or socio-economic situations.
Diversity influences ideas, perspectives, and values, guided by people’s lived experiences and realities. Workplaces that lack new perspectives are statistically not as competitive and innovative as compared to those workplaces that embrace diversity. Diversity is about creating a workforce with a wider variety of ideas and approaches.