Labour and skills shortages are widespread and are affecting numerous sectors across the economy. From construction and manufacturing to retail and hospitality, businesses are struggling to find the talent they need to grow, and with the rapid spread of Omicron this is exacerbating the problem further. Embedding D&I into the business strategy is a major tool at companies’ disposal to overcome these challenges.
In Time to Advance – a new guide from the CBI – business case studies outline examples from those who are advancing their D&I strategies beyond race and gender to protected characteristics such as disability and age. The guide also includes examples of how firms are shifting the dial towards greater inclusivity in the workplace.
The guide focuses on:
- The importance of advancing D&I, and the progress achieved so far
- Implementing changes to recruit and retain more people with a disability
- Capitalising on a multigenerational workforce
- Creating an inclusive culture
- Improving social mobility.
By investing in diversity and inclusion, businesses can attract and retain talent, but also increase productivity and performance. Businesses are a vital part of achieving a more inclusive economy and doing so is the right next step.
With real case studies from firms of varying sizes, across sectors and regions, this practical guide explores how members can take action to make positive changes in the long-run.
CBI members can download their copy of the guide here.