The benefits of workplace inclusion are evident in most workplaces where the advantages have long been recognized and because we are now in such a multicultural society we don't even think about it anymore. For many years we have had high levels of immigration in our country, which deliver us an amazingly rich diversity of people and cultures.
How to become an Inclusive Workplace
Easyllama offers some excellent diversity training which is available to your company in the form of a eLearning software. The LMS (learning management system) enables all your staff to receive the same training and to go at their own pace through the module. When the training is completed the staff member is able to print out the certificate, and the manager has access to completion statistics (also for compliance reasons).
Once the training is completed by everyone, the goal is that it will give the employees a better understanding of diversity and lead to a more cohesive and harmonious workplace. Statistics from various workplaces who have completed the training show that there are less Human Resource interventions required following the training which would indicate that the staff have gained a greater understanding of people who are culturally and linguistically different than themselves.
The Benefits of Workplace Inclusion
Overview of completing Diversity Training shows that participants developed a feeling of achievement and understanding from completing the training. From personal experience I have completed both LMS online training and originally the face to face training. Following the face to face training we all shared our Cultural experiences coming to a good understanding of minority groups in our community.
However, with COVID-19 and the current work situation, Easyllama now has this covered in their online training and this is very valuable for many industries, such as Health Care Practitioners working within a diverse community. Some of the main benefits are:
- Retention of the best employees.
- Foster better working relationships.
- Productivity increases due to collaboration.
- Encourages motivation and innovation.
The program is structured in a way that teaches the employees about tolerance and how to engage with others from different backgrounds. The insight developed while undertaking the training helps the workers to become more communication focused. At the same time as the training is given, the HR department should be rolling out policies regarding Diversity and Workplace inclusion, if they are not already in place. The policies aim to minimize the occurrence of prejudice while improving employee performance. Because the program is clear, encouraging and engaging, it is well received by employees across all sectors.
Sensitivity of Workplace Inclusion
Diversity training that focus on specific aspects of diversity such as gender, race and sexual orientation is very effective, but can be a highly sensitive issue.
This is where Easyllama, with their diversity builder training can help you, as the program increases morale and encourages a free flow of thoughts. The training also mitigates risk to the company, with fewer HR complaints, for example by employees who may feel discriminated against.
During the training in a face to face session, the trainers discuss a variety of subjects, this will lead to an overall greater understanding of individuals and fellow co-workers.
A company who fails to provide diversity training could be leaving themselves open to discrimination cases. If there is a lack of understanding of diversity within the group it can lead to misunderstanding and conflict, and a good diversity training program can help to avoid this. It is hard for the Company to know where to start so it is better to outsource the program to a qualified trainer and Easyllama have the experience to guide your employees through the learning module they have developed. Your Company will be grateful for the expertise and your employees will find the software very user friendly and informative.
The benefits of workplace inclusion are evident, in that employees feel accepted and valued. This means that they will stay with and contribute to the company for a long time because they are happy. Any bias will have been dealt with and removed, and individual skills will be utilized and valued.
The company will almost certainly have introduced some flexible work options for both men and women in their workplace, and this will benefit everyone with a family as well as single staff. Once the Workplace Diversity program is implemented it is a good idea to revisit it every year as a refresher course.