2021’s diversity, equity and inclusion trends appear to share a common theme: in the wake of unprecedented societal changes due to COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement, inequities in the workplace have once again been exposed. What can you expect? In 2021, look for employees and consumers alike continuing to push organizations and brands for measurable and actionable change.
Brandon Hall Group’s 2020 COVID-19 Study suggests employers now “manage two realities—a revamped workplace and a still-evolving remote work environment.” Most organizations have taken an employee-centric approach to managing the pandemic, focusing heavily on engagement, well-being, inclusion, communication and safety.
The future of the workplace is still uncertain, but you can equip yourself for the year ahead by understanding and fulfilling employee expectations.
Here are our 3 top DEI predictions for 2021:
2021 will be a year in which leadership of businesses, governments and other decision-makers will continue to be held accountable for their actions. Whether that be through ensuring employees are treated equitably and inclusively from home or by demanding they take a stance on issues that matter to them, leaders will be expected to contribute to a sustainable and accessible working sector for all.
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