In an inclusive workplace, individual and group differences are valued and leveraged. Embracing different backgrounds and perspectives increase talent development, innovation, and creativity. Organizations that want to go beyond providing opportunities for equal employment and truly embrace an inclusive workplace understand that doing so is crucial for attracting and retaining talent and critical to business survival.
For employers with affirmative action obligations, an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) can provide a foundation to achieve their desired inclusion goals. Employers without affirmative action obligations can use their existing EEO activities as a catalyst to developing inclusion goals.
This guide links EEO practices with suggested inclusion and diversity strategies, tactics and measurements, along with the business value.