According to the 2005 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Workplace Diversity Practices survey, almost 75% of organizations claimed that diversity was a driving factor in their business decisions, but just 20% had staff designated to promote diversity. This alarming variation in statistics could suggest that many companies either do not understand or fully appreciate the enormous benefits that diversity could bring to their establishment.

Consider a few benefits:

  • Diversity encourages a wider range of perspectives to maximize creativity
  • Diversity empowers employers to attract and retain some of today’s top talent
  • Diversity strategically positions companies to embrace growth opportunities
  • Diversity enables companies to communicate effectively with a broader audience
  • Diversity provides a competitive advantage in the marketplace

In summary many organizations, including The MAHARRIS Group, have discovered that embracing diversity is not only the right thing to do; it’s the best solution for those who are interested in attaining long-term success amidst a society that is constantly experiencing globalization.