Diverse workforce a business necessity (Web Sight)

Moving beyond a politically correct concept
By Ann Macaulay
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/19/2006

There’s a strong business case to be made for encouraging a diverse workforce. In addition to being an excellent recruitment and retention tool, the effect of diversity initiatives on a company’s bottom line can be huge. A diverse workforce can tap into the wide variety of abilities that employees from different backgrounds and abilities bring to the table. It can also help foster relationships between employees and the company’s customers and partners. In short, a diverse workforce is not just a politically correct concept. It’s a business necessity that can give a company a competitive advantage.

Diverse workers create new opportunities