Is your company’s DEI work built-in or bolted-on? Every system is perfectly designed for the results it gets – particularly when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
While the study examines the current state of Black workers in the private sector economy, they also strongly suggest that companies take a leadership position in terms of DEI.
The discussion of lower-level executives and employees gaining outside directorships mimics those that arise when rethinking ERGs, recruitment, internal pipelines, and accountability metrics. Namely, what do you do when strategy implementation creates resentment between different stakeholders?
What stands out, to us, is this: companies in the waste industry are talking about DEI in business terms (“multi-year labor shortage” and “better serving customers”) vs. more general speak around better ideas and engagement.
Sponsorship requires more planning and #leadership buy-in than #mentorship; however, if embedded within succession planning activities, can lead to better #retention and progression of a more diverse set of individuals