Diversity and inclusion depend on effective engagementIt is everyone’s business to ensure that progress is maintained

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Sanyal, C., Wilson, D., Sweeney, C., Smith-Rachele, J., Kaur, S. and Yates, C. 2015. Diversity and inclusion depend on effective engagementIt is everyone’s business to ensure that progress is maintained. Human Resource Management International Digest. 23 (5), pp. 21-24. https://doi.org/10.1108/HRMID-05-2015-0087
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TitleDiversity and inclusion depend on effective engagementIt is everyone’s business to ensure that progress is maintained
AuthorsSanyal, C., Wilson, D., Sweeney, C., Smith-Rachele, J., Kaur, S. and Yates, C.
Abstract

Purpose – Highlights some of the things that can be done to ensure that organizations embed diversity and inclusion.
Design/methodology/approach – Considers the need for effective engagement, the importance of performance indicators for diversity and inclusion and the key role of sharing stories. Discusses, too, how critical race theory could help to bring about improvements.
Findings – Advances the view that a transformational process that supports employees with the knowledge and sustainable skills needed to improve business performance via ethical means will form a significant part of future-proofing organizations.
Practical implications – Argues that, to achieve this organizations have to drive home the message that diversity and inclusion are everyone’s business.
Social implications – Advances the view that a unified approach to diversity and inclusion, which is embedded in the business ethics of the organization, can have a sustainable positive impact on the health and well-being of individuals, business and society.
Originality/value – Considers diversity and inclusion from diverse perspectives and draws conclusions that can help organizations to perform better in these areas.

KeywordsEqual opportunities; Diversity; Inclusion; Organizational performance; Corporate culture
Research GroupProfessional Practice group for Leadership, Work and Organisations
PublisherEmerald
JournalHuman Resource Management International Digest
ISSN0967-0734
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Print2015
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Deposited15 Oct 2015
Accepted12 Sep 2015
Output statusPublished
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Special Issue: Diversity: a practitioner’s journey

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1108/HRMID-05-2015-0087
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