Millennials and Gen-Z have their own definition of Diversity that includes differences in education, personalities and experiences.
They see diversity as:
the acceptance and embracement of coworkers with differences in education, personalities, skill sets, experiences, and knowledge bases.
You'll recognise diversity in here in the traditional sense, but with a new emphasis on culture and knowledge.
This gap vs the more traditional definition is having a real impact on how organisations attract and retain talent to ultimately improve the bottom line. With 47% of Millennials actively looking for D&I when considering potential employers, this insightful article provides practical advice on the ways to embrace this or pay the price. Key messages include:
- You’ll need to recruit differently to attract more diverse talent
- It’s time to change your current work environment to be more inclusive
- A more inclusive environment positively impacts your bottom line
Traditionally, most executives and HR teams have defined workplace diversity as the acceptance of coworkers of different races, ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, disabilities, and sexual orientations. But millennials and Gen-Zers have created a more modern definition.