As organizations increasingly focus on globalization and massive demographic changes transform our world, Diversity and Inclusion and building Cultural Competence are critical to be successful. Organizations need to understand what and how their customers want to buy their products and services; refueling the talent engine requires attracting, retaining and developing diverse talent outside of traditional channels.
HUDSON Research & Consulting understands this business imperative to create a scalable, sustainable approach to Diversity & Inclusion that is embedded in organizational processes. We help organizations to conduct a D&I Audit to understand where the gaps are and create solutions that include consulting and training resources that help advance workforce, marketplace and workplace excellence.
Our approach begins with understanding the key drivers for D&I for your organization, taking a deep dive into trends that include (click image for larger view):
We recognize that for D&I initiatives to have traction over time, they must be embedded into multiple business processes, including the talent lifecycle (click image for larger view):
While visible, consistent support from senior leaders is essential, it is not enough. For too many organizations, the focus D&I focus is on the Diversity Council sponsored by the top, and Employee Resource Groups for underrepresented populations (such as women, LGBT, employees with disabilities, people of color, veterans, etc.), but this is not sufficient to build sustainable change. HUDSON Research & Consulting develops initiatives that engage everyone up, down, and across the enterprise. (click image for larger view):
We offer D&I training, custom webinars, mentoring circles, sponsorship design, women’s leadership programs, and online toolkits that translate your D&I strategy into day-to-day best practices, with resources that clearly demonstrate what “good looks like” and how everyone in the organization can take positive action to create a more inclusive workplace.
Other areas we help our clients include:
- Employee Resource Group (ERG) Transformation and Governance
- Cultural Competence
- Diversity Dialogues
- D&I E-learning
For more information
Watch these archived webinars on D&I topics:
- Diversity & Inclusion: Inspiring Learning for a Changing World
- Learning from Diversity & Inclusion Leaders
- Best Practices in Diversity & Inclusion: A Panel Discussion