One of the major points to note is that maintaining a diverse company is indeed a marketing opportunity. A more diverse company culture is more likely to be appealing to a wide variety of people especially if the culture of the company is focused on the teamwork and enjoys encouraging and applying different ideas and opinions that a diverse workforce brings to the table. If the company is slow enough to embrace diversity and inclusion as part of its corporate cult, a competitor on the other hand can utilize the opportunity to cash it and it can quickly become a missed opportunity for the former.
There are many controversies doing the rounds when it comes to difficulties associated with diversity. The latest in the lead is AirBnB, which recently came under the scanner, which reported several instances of host discrimination based on ethnic or racial discrimination. Another to be trolled is Uber, for its cultural toxicity and scandalous endeavors, which marred its image. For an enterprise to make the most of its diversified corporate values they need to make secure plans and devise strategies in the workplace to foster understanding and cooperation which will ultimately result in making the workforce strong and stand up for each other rather against each other. This also establishes the employer canopy for empowering and encouraging diversity at the workplace.
Lack of awareness and unconscious bias are two main reasons that have kept diverse hiring at bay for most companies. It is only a matter of time that more and more business will have to divert their attention and focus on diversity in their hiring structure. Combating the bias is one of the first steps to diverse hiring and it is only then that they will be able to cherish the potential benefits that come bundled with diverse hiring.