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The way we work is changing at an unprecedented and accelerated pace due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In recent years, having a diverse and inclusive (D&I) workforce has increasingly been seen as a commercial imperative and a key part of business strategy. A test of this commitment will be how D&I is considered during times of uncertainty.
Navigating today’s challenges successfully requires an engaged and agile workforce. The short-term actions that leaders take to support their people can have lasting impacts on engagement, organisational reputation and on the business more broadly.
Building a robust diversity and inclusion strategy informed by data, and making it part of your wider business management planning can enable your organisation to actively shape perceptions and gain a competitive advantage.
Organisations that invest in diversity attract top talent, foster greater innovation and have improved financial performance.1
1. PwC’s Global Diversity and Inclusion survey, 2017
Workforce of the Future leader, Carrie Duarte (PwC US), discusses how creating an inclusive work culture is not just about the programs, it's creating a sense of belonging in the workplace. When employees are valued, mindset and culture of the company can be changed. | Duration 00:52
At PwC we understand that helping organisations to have a more diverse and inclusive culture represents numerous opportunities. Organisations can not only build a more sustainable and effective business but broaden their reach into the market, increase their engagement with broader stakeholder groups, and help create offerings that are both innovative and unique.
Our approach includes data-driven analysis combined with a qualitative assessment and comprehensive review of policies and processes to identify your organisation’s needs and requirements. This provides us with the necessary insights to work with you to design a bespoke diversity and inclusion action plan that includes a programme of initiatives with both short and longer term goals and key performance indicators (KPIs).
As part of PwC’s global People and Organisation practice, our diversity and inclusion team brings together a differentiated combination of industry, business, strategy, talent, HR, analytics, legal and technology expertise with more than 10,000 people in 138 countries.
That means you get a team with the right skills and experience wherever you need us around the world to help you deliver the value you’re looking for – from people strategy through to organisational execution.