The InterSearch Worldwide global Conference 2018 dedicated special attention to the cause of Diversity & Inclusion
The focus on diversity and inclusion is a unique way to give business a critical competitive advantage. Though there is still a different approach to D&I in the various geographical areas, several international initiatives proved that CEOs recognised their direct positive impact on the economy and corporate performance. ‘The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™’ is the most substantial CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace in North America. Europe has its resonance with its 21 national Diversity Charters. By signing a diversity charter, the joining organisation commits to promoting diversity and equal opportunities for its staff.
The global human capital trends also have exciting novelty. They show that D&I at the workplace are CEO-level issues by now; the global political environment increased employee sensitivity to D&I; it is a fact that D&I became an essential component at work, especially at the global companies; it is proved that D&I teams outperform their peers, and D&I created a significant public attention worldwide nowadays.
Our Diversity & Inclusion Practice Group at InterSearch conducted a survey whose aim was to map the practice of Diversity & Inclusion within the global organisation. At the conference, the main lessons of the survey were shared. The questions covered three areas related the general importance of D&I in the country, the IWW partner firm activities with the clients as well as their internal D&I processes and strategies. The answers showed that at the moment our landscape is very diverse on every level.
We all know that bringing D&I to an organisation is difficult – at least at first. We need commitment, resilience and passion. As inclusive leaders, we need to model Diversity and Inclusion making ourselves a part of the diversity and inclusion management process that sets the tone for the rest of the organisation.
And what can we do as executive search companies?
- First of all, we have to be sensitive when working with clients on matters related to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation.
- In addition, we should assist clients with diversity & inclusion.
- Last but not least we need to be committed to practising this within our organisation as well as for promoting the aim of D&I.
InterSearch prides itself on having the best local firms and consultants committed to excellence and Diversity & Inclusion.
DIVERSITY IS A FACT. INCLUSION IS A CHOICE. OUR CHOICE.
About InterSearch InterSearch Worldwide is a global organization of executive search firms consistently ranked amongst the largest retained executive search practices in the world. InterSearch is currently operating with over 90 offices in more than 50 countries. Established in 1989 in the UK, InterSearch prides itself on carefully selecting the best executive search firms to partner as a member of a global entity with high integrity, transparency, and depth of experience. InterSearch prides itself on having a global reach but local impact. For additional information, please visit www.intersearch.org.