Diversity & Inclusion is such a hot-topic and a regular area of discussion at the Academy. This is rightly so, given that studies have proven diverse businesses are 33% more likely to see higher profits than those that are less diverse. In our latest conversation on the topic, Alan Walker speaks to Simon Clements on why D&I should be seen as a competitive advantage by talent acquisition teams.

Diversity & Inclusion is such a hot-topic and a regular area of discussion at the Academy. This is rightly so, given that studies have proven diverse businesses are 33% more likely to see higher profits than those that are less diverse. In our latest conversation on the topic, Alan Walker speaks to Simon Clements about why D&I should be seen as a competitive advantage by talent acquisition teams.

We Learn:   

  • Why Diversity should be seen as a competitive advantage
  • Why IBM’s customers saw D&I as the hottest topic of 2019 and beyond
  • That removing CV bias – often through technology – is seen as one of the first steps to achieving truly inclusive hiring
  • Why there’s no point having diversity targets if your workplace culture isn’t inclusive
  • About some of the industry-leading work IBM are doing around D&I – such as Diversity Ambassadors
  • Why diverse teams are the right thing to build commercially, as well as for more philanthropic reasons
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