Despite efforts over the years to take diversity and inclusion in the workplace seriously, evidence continues to surface that suggests neither are organizational priorities.
The Society for Human Resource Management recently reported that, when asked if diversity was a goal included in their vision statement, just over a quarter of respondents answered “yes.” Now comes a study in which the research firm Bersin by Deloitte performed in-depth interviews with 50 D&I professionals and followed that up with a survey that gleaned feedback from 245 large companies.
Additional findings included:
Companies are making only small monetary investments on a per-employee basis. On average, organizations spend just $50.69 per employee to support D&I efforts. By contrast, this is about 5 percent of the $1,169 organizations said they will spend per employee on learning in 2014.