When it Comes to Workplace Diversity – Actions Matter More than Words
|April 15, 2011||Posted by M. P. under Management||
Is saying you are a diverse and inclusive nonprofit the same as being a diverse and inclusive nonprofit? Do your policies and practices match your recruiter’s talking points? Findings from a recent report from Commongood Careers and the Level Playing Field Institute illustrate a gap between the organizational view and the employee perception of diversity in nonprofit workplaces.
According to the study, while approximately 90 percent of employees surveyed stated their organizations value diversity, more than 70 percent feel that their employers fail to create an inclusive or diverse workplace. Furthermore, the study claims that 35 percent of people of color (who inquire about the diversity of the organization during the interview process) have either not accepted a position or withdrawn from the process based on a discerned lack of diversity and/or inclusiveness on the part of the organization.
The study, The Voice of Nonprofit Talent: Perceptions of Diversity in the Workplace, is available (in PDF format) via the Commongood Careers site.