Our Approach to DEIB, Explained:
livingHR takes a holistic, transformational approach to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). We believe that attracting & hiring diverse talent, humanizing employee experiences for everyone, and creating a community of inclusion internally and externally are our organizational pillars. These pillars are supported by three foundational elements that drive our outcomes:
- Creating an equitable culture
- Ensuring leaders are bought in
- Integrating DEIB within your entire organization's strategy
To achieve inclusion and equity, we need to examine the organization's systems, policies, and practices to ensure all employees have equal access to success. During our DEIB transformation process, we seek to create a sense of belonging and inclusion for the existing diversity within organizations while intentionally identifying ways to increase the representation of underrepresented demographics within the company. To achieve inclusion and equity, we need to examine the systems, policies, and practices within an organization to ensure all employees have equal access to success. Customized solutions are built based on our DEIB Transformation Model, which can be further explained below.
The Foundational Elements of Our DEIB Model
1. Culture Code & Brand Stand
At livingHR, DEIB is no longer being looked at as a separate project. We believe that DEIB should be fully embedded into your company culture & your company purpose in order for your employees to feel a sense of belonging and physiologically safe. Take a minute to think about your purpose statement elevator pitch. Do your employees know what you stand for in this world and how you’re making an impact beyond a profit? By creating your culture code and brand stand with DEIB in mind, your employees have specific behavior mindsets that they can rally behind. This framework guides the day-to-day decisions, behaviors, and interactions of every person within an organization.
2. Leadership Mindset
Simply put, a DEIB transformation in your workplace won’t happen if your leaders are not fully bought in. Leaders must be held accountable to growing awareness, pledge to uphold the DEIB initiatives across the company, and committed to ongoing learning and dedicating time to review resources on a regular basis. Consistent communication with the rest of the organization should stem from leaders showing a unified front to change and transformation.
3. DEIB in Organizational Strategy
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging principles need to be embedded across your entire organization for you to reach full DEIB transformation. All barriers should be dismantled in all practices and systems; everyone understands the access to opportunities and the purpose that the company serves. Full transformation happens when the entire employee experience is considered with DEIB in mind.
3 Important Pillars that Will Transform Your Workplace:
1. Attract & Hire
Do you have a compelling talent brand that candidates are eager to join? Does it fully align with what your internal culture shows? Ensuring that you are broadening your talent pool, avoiding biases in job descriptions and the interview process, and conveying your DEIB approach in your talent brand will show your candidates that diversity & inclusion is important in your workplace culture.
2. Humanize Experiences
Most organizations understand that the talent experience does not stop after the individual is hired, but DEIB efforts almost always end there. Intentionally focusing on humanizing the entire employee journey, with the lens that everyone has lived different lives with diverse experiences, is what it truly takes to move the needle. Focusing on fostering an inclusive environment of continuous learning, feedback, and equitable business practices is incredibly important in retaining talent and humanizing the employee experience.
3. Create Community
DEIB transformation doesn’t stop within your workplace walls; organizations that break down those walls and connect with the external communities drive employee engagement and boost morale. So how do you create an inclusive community?
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