Why Businesses Should Care About Diversity and Inclusion

Many companies have adapted their recruitment process to reach a broader range of candidates. See how you can build a richer, more diverse workforce.

Recently there has been greater emphasis on diversity within the workplace, and studies have shown a direct correlation with diverse teams impacting business by outperforming less diverse teams.

Many companies including PeopleReady now have a Diversity and Inclusion Council, and have adapted their recruitment process to reach a broader range of workforce. By actively seeking to diversify their worker candidate pool, they have the opportunity to build a rich workforce.

True diversity has been shown to increase financial performance. In the U.S., a 10% increase in racial and ethnic diversity on the senior executive team results in a 0.8 percent rise in EBIT.

ThisWay’s infographic explains the impact diversity can have on your workforce:

  • Encourages innovation.
  • Enhances company image.
  • Shortens the talent gap for businesses.
  • Increases creativity.
  • Encourages people and companies to grow.
  • Increases employee satisfaction.
  • Improves decision-making.

With JobStack, you can seamlessly add team diversity to your usual worker pool by connecting with highly-qualified, engaged associates. Building a well-rounded team with workers from different backgrounds, cultures and skills helps you fill positions while growing your company’s commitment to diversity.

PeopleReady specializes in quick and reliable on-demand labor and highly skilled workers. PeopleReady supports a wide range of blue-collar industries, including construction, manufacturing and logistics, waste and recycling, and hospitality. Leveraging its game-changing JobStack platform and 600-plus branch offices across all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, PeopleReady served approximately 98,000 businesses and put more than 221,000 people to work in 2020.