Is DEI strategy embedded within your company’s DNA?
“Tokenism is a recipe for failure.”
“Digging into attrition data can uncover problems you might miss on the surface. For instance, if Black employees leave in droves in year two of employment at your company, you have a problem.”
We’ve seen the effects of companies using numbers as knee-jerk reactions to diversity issues– low employee retention and little long-term improvement.
Oftentimes DEI Leaders miss the most obviously useful data (e.g., EEO-1 Surveys) to establish their baseline and, instead, hurriedly create robust data collection plans that are often unsuccessful.
Stakeholder management is key, and so is allowing the individual a chance to define the change on their own terms