Workplace Inclusion Still Lacks Financial Incentives

November 5, 2013 – Ninety-six percent of executives believe having a diverse and inclusive workforce can improve employee engagement and business performance, according to a survey by the Korn/Ferry Institute. However, while the poll shows executive attitudes are positive, it also shows enterprises need to do more to promote inclusion — while 72 percent of executives say their organizations have D&I programs, only 23 percent report that their firms give senior executives financial incentives to promote inclusion. “We are encouraged that nearly all of the executives surveyed recognize having a diverse and inclusive workplace gives them a strategic advantage in the marketplace,” said Oris Stuart, a senior partner in Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting. “At the same time, there’s work to do in holding managers and leaders accountable and creating incentives.”

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