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 2018 DIVERSITY AWARD  APPLICATION

 

DIVERSITY STATISTICS

·       Employed workforce demographics by race (US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016)

o   African American – 11.9%

o   Asian – 6.1%

o   Hispanic or Latino – 16.7%

·       Women make up 47% of the overall workforce (Pew Research October 2016)

·       Women make up 55% of workers holding jobs requiring social skills (Pew Research October 2016)

·       Women make up 52% of workers holding jobs requiring analytical skills (Pew Research October 2016)

·       Men make up 70% of workers holding jobs requiring physical or manual skills (Pew Research October 2016)

·       67% of active and passive job seekers say diversity is important to them when they’re evaluating companies and job offers (Glassdoor Survey 2014)

·       80% of job seekers believe their companies foster diversity at work (Jobvite 2017 Job Seeker Nation Study)

·       Here’s who thinks diversity is “very important” in the workplace

o   African Americans – 60%

o   Hispanics – 43%

o   Women – 36%

o   Asian/Pacific Islanders – 32%

o   Men – 29%

o   Whites – 27%

 

·       Gender diverse companies are 15% more likely to have a financial performance above the industry mean (McKinsey 2015)

·       Companies with the highest level of ethnical diversity will bring 15 times more sales revenue than companies with the lowest level of racial diversity (McKinsey 2015)

·       In the US, women account for 19% of corporate board members (McKinsey 2017)

·       There are 32 female CEOs (1 Latina) of Fortune 500 companies up from 21 in 2016, but only accounting for 6.4% of the list (2017 Fortune 500)

·       There are only 4 African American CEOs (all men) of Fortune 500 companies, accounting for 2% of the list (2017 Fortune 500)

·       Fortune 500 CEOs by Ethnicity and Race (2017 Fortune 500)

o   White – 73%

o   Asian – 21%

o   Latino/a – 3%

o   African American – 2%

o   Two or More Races – 0.6%

o   Native American – 0.2%

o   Hawaiian or Pacific Islander – 0.1%

 


 

Diversity in Today's Workplace

Workplace diversity can be thought of 'the collective mixture of differences and similarities that includes for example, individual and organizational characteristics, values, beliefs, experiences, backgrounds, preferences, and behaviors. (source SHRM)

But there's more to workplace diversity than meets the eye. Diversity traits can be thought of as visible or invisible, and can be graphically represented as shown below: (source SHRM)

 


  


 

Workplace diversity is about appreciating differences and adapting work practices to create an inclusive environment in which diverse skills, perspectives and backgrounds are valued.

 

Developing a Diversity Program at your Organization

Below are some resources to assist you in developing a diversity program at your organization by reviewing why diversity is important, links to guides that will help you begin the research, and a template to help you compare your recruitment area by race and gender, per census area. Additionally, we have provided resources linking to heritage guides, a multicultural calendar and monthly diversity celebration topic areas. We hope you find this toolkit helpful and look forward to hearing your feedback by emailing to president@myshra.org

Why is Diversity Important?

Workplace diversity is about appreciating differences and adapting work practices to create an inclusive environment in which diverse skills, perspectives and backgrounds are valued.

By bringing together our different backgrounds, skills, and experiences, businesses are better able to mold the type of innovative and creative solutions needed to succeed in an increasingly competitive economy.

Resource Links:

· Guide to Developing a Diversity Program at your Organization

· Compare your organization by your recruitment area and by race/gender per census data 

Additional Diversity Resources:

Links to Celebrating Diversity Each Month of the Year:

Heritage Month Guide: http://www.diversitycentral.com/calendar/heritagemonthguide.php

Multicultural Calendar: http://diversitycentral.com/calendar/index.php


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