Updated: Aug 3
BUSINESS OWNERS: How do you like your coffee?
More likely the answer to this question is very particular and it’s usually the same answer every time you ask the same person unless things occur (like lack of sleep or diet changes) and they have to change up coffee styles or preferences according to the outcome that is needed at the moment.
For coffee, sticking to the same preference is okay. But in the workplace, things should never work by that system. You should not — therefore cannot hire one "type" of person consistently. I'm sure the goal is always to choose good candidates. But in the case of building a strong team you need variety, diversity, and must implement inclusion to properly execute this. Don't make the mistake of wasting time. This happens when one thinks this doesn’t apply to their own situation. Falling victim to that mindset causes you stress and difficulty trying to find “the perfect people” because now you find yourself in a crunch, bind, or social disaster.
So before you “need to”, take the time to understand that diversity is the right thing to do, it is the way of life, it makes a stronger workforce, it benefits you and the workers in ways you wouldn’t even imagine, and best of all, your customers will thank you for it in more ways than one.
Diversity is the #1 key to staff your business. In this blog I will give you 4 ways to hire a more diverse workgroup.