Diversity in the hiring process: A surprisingly common pitfall

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The 2023 State of Risk & Compliance report issued by Navex states that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is rated to be “at least important” to 88% of organizations.[1] As an ethics and compliance professional with multiple diversity strands, this rating is promising. And coupled with other indicators, such as overt statements and anti-discrimination assurances on company websites, this shows that companies are conscious of the value of a diverse workforce and associated stakeholders.

The empirical evidence on pro-diversity being a sound approach to building teams is also clear.[2] Diversity shouldn’t just be a fad. It’s simply prudent business, and it’s backed up by science.

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