DEI Strategy #3: Prioritize Your DEI Efforts Based on Business Needs

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DEI Goals Strategy 3: Equity & Inclusion Efforts Based on Business Needs Connect DEI goals to operational priorities to increase employee engagement, acquire talent and increase performance. Meeting DEI goals and resolving daily challenges are not mutually exclusive. DEI is Not One-Size-Fits-All Use DEI to tackle specific challenges such as how remote working reveals inequality and social hierarchy. DEI Recruitment Meets an Organization's Talent Goals Fix a gap in talent by expanding the candidate pool with a diverse recruiting initiative. Most Organizations Fail to Use DEI Recruiting Strategies Build relationships to recruit from diverse talent sources upsides Added productivity Flexibility Cost savings downsides Spotlights inequality Educational bias Only 37% of jobs in the US can be done remotely Remote working Source: "How Many Jobs Can be Done at Home?" Jonathan I. Dingel and Brent Neiman, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, June 2020. Increased pressure on middle management to mitigate social inequality and racism. DEI Practices Address Pain Points Relating to both employees and customers requires cultural competence and sensitivity. LESS THAN 50% of orgs have a plan to ensure a DEI recruiting process. Source: Brandon Hall Group, Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarking Study, 2020. Growth Employee Activism Reduced Risk Top Talent Org Values www.opensesame.com | (503) 808-1286 | info@opensesame.com Connect DEI with your organization's business needs now. Watch the Webinars Read the White Papers Explore the Toolkit Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Strategies for Your Success Government Entities Campus Recruiting Programs Community Associations Educational Institutions

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