A National Survey by QuestionPro Workforce and EQ Community Shows Nearly 40 Percent of Workers Would Switch Companies for a More Inclusive Culture
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 17, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Despite significant focus and effort on fostering workplace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), American workers are dissatisfied with the results, according to a national survey of employees by QuestionPro Workforce and EQ Community.
Although 70 percent of employees indicated their experience working for their current company was overall positive, only 60 percent said they were satisfied with DEI efforts at their company.
In fact, inclusivity is so important to employees that 37 percent of all workers, 45 percent of Black workers, and 54 percent of managers say they would switch jobs to be part of a more inclusive culture. The survey of 1,000 full-time employees from more than 30 different industries in the United States was conducted in October, 2022. The full study is available for download at: https://www.questionpro.com/diversity-equity-inclusion-study.html
“These results are a wake-up call to any company that has or is pursuing a DEI program,” said Sanja Licina, Ph.D., President of QuestionPro Workforce who is an organizational psychologist and an expert on culture development and management. “Chances are good that despite even your best efforts you’re not getting it fully right and that’s creating a flight risk for key employees.”
Keeping in mind that each organization has its own unique culture and is in a different stage of its DEI journey, there are a few areas where executives should focus efforts for improvement, including:
QuestionPro Workforce, a division of QuestionPro, partners with organizations globally to help them create the best employee listening strategy. Coupling deep market expertise with a market-leading survey and analytics platform makes QuestionPro Workforce the partners of choice for clients to help them build exceptional culture and drive the best kind of organizational change. With its Empathy at Scale philosophy, QuestionPro Workforce is fully committed to accompanying employers on the mission to make the world of work better.
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