As diversity and inclusion (D&I) has become an increasingly visible and much-discussed topic of business, companies have begun to bring in professionals whose primary focus is centered on creating a more diverse and inclusive environment. According to Indeed, diversity and inclusion job postings, as a share of all jobs, were up 18% from the previous year in Feb. 2018 and 25% from levels two years past.
More recently, the teams at Weber Shandwick, a global communications and marketing solutions firm, and management consultancy United Minds partnered with KRC Research to learn more about those who lead the growing D&I function at companies: Chief Diversity Officers (CDO).
With the responsibility for promoting cultural diversity in the workplace and a reporting line directly to the executive team and board of directors, the CDO is a key player in implementing change within a company. Weber Shandwick and United Minds surveyed 500 senior-level diversity and inclusion professionals, including 168 CDOs, and the resulting report, Chief Diversity Officers Today: Paving the Way for Diversity & Inclusion Success, focuses on the work of a CDO and the challenges they face as well as best practices of the diversity and inclusion function that align with business strategy.
Below we discuss ‘diversity in the workplace’ statistics gathered from the survey as well as takeaways that can help D&I professionals and advocates in their own workplaces.
The full report has additional insights on diversity and inclusion in the workplace, including a list of activities and behaviors that separate the most diverse companies that have well-aligned diversity and inclusion functions from from others.
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