D&I? DE&I? DEI&B? Whatever you call it, approaching your talent acquisition, management and retention with an inclusive and open mindset is de rigueur these days. Far more than simply adding another letter of the alphabet to an acronym, Belonging is a proactive, holistic attitude that can change your ability to retain staff from all walks of life, and to keep them happy. And it’s not just about minority groups – it has a lot to do with company culture and how well we listen.
Jeremy Spake, a US-based thought leader in DEI&B, said in a recent podcast for HR Labs: “These acronyms are ever-evolving. So, I think it’s important for all of us to remember that whether you’re using DEI, IND, or DEIB, our goals all should be pointed in the same direction—which is to have an organisation where all employees feel empowered to bring their whole selves to work and to thrive in doing so.”
“39% of respondents feel the greatest sense of belonging when their colleagues simply checked in with them”
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