Research has highlighted the importance of inclusivity in affecting feelings towards our employers
The overwhelming majority of employees questioned confirmed that inclusion is central to them deciding whether or not to remain within their current role.
According to the research, hiring individuals from diverse backgrounds into a culture which excludes or undermines them will result in those employees seeking new opportunities elsewhere. Hiring into an environment in which they are able to flourish will have the opposite effect. If an employee sees other employees who share similar cultures and background then that employee is more likely to feel included.
The survey also demonstrated that there is greater confidence and awareness in younger employees around diversity and inclusion at work. This is borne out by other evidence which suggests that so called millennials will speak out in favour of inclusion at work and will more readily challenge exclusion or bullying than their older counterparts.