Why a diverse workplace matters

It makes business sense to embrace diversity in the workplace, says recruitment specialist Frances Kazan.

Kazan explains that diversity has the ability to boost an organisation's customer satisfaction and bottom line.

Read more: How black execs on boards (and in corner offices) can do better about diversity

She says that many BEE policies are misused on both ends and do not genuinely or strategically advance the purpose of diversity and inclusion.

Kazan adds that HR departments need to make clear the strategic link between diversity and profits.

Read also: Tips on how to ensure that your career is on the right track

She says companies must ensure that employees add value to the workplace and aren't just points on scorecards.

Your team should look like your customers.

Frances Kazan, CEO and founder at Salamis Consulting

If your customers are a certain demographic your team must be a certain demographic.

Frances Kazan, CEO and founder at Salamis Consulting

If you can't convert the people into money, why are you hiring them?

Frances Kazan, CEO and founder at Salamis Consulting

They [black people] definitely have more job opportunities... We place more black candidates than we do white.

Frances Kazan, CEO and founder at Salamis Consulting

HR bosses need to implement their solutions from a business perspective.

Frances Kazan, CEO and founder at Salamis Consulting

Listen the import discussion during the World of Work feature:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Why a diverse workplace matters


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
What is constructive dismissal? (and how to prove it)

What is constructive dismissal? (and how to prove it)

Employers and employees get confused about what constitutes a constructive dismissal. Labour lawyer Natasha Moni dives in deep.

Tips on how to ensure that your career is on the right track

Tips on how to ensure that your career is on the right track

Career pathing requires people to take an honest look at their career goals, skills, knowledge, experience, and personal traits.

How black execs on boards (and in corner offices) can do better about diversity

How black execs on boards (and in corner offices) can do better about diversity

Many black leaders in senior corporate posts can be complicit in fueling institutional racism and sexism, a headhunter examines.

CV advice to help you land your next job

CV advice to help you land your next job

Talent strategist and leadership consultant Anja van Beek says a CV should be seen as part of your personal branding.

'It's not enough to just do the job' - Employee retention 101

'It's not enough to just do the job' - Employee retention 101

Recruitment guru Zanele Luvuno says that employees need to go the extra mile to set themselves apart and be indispensable.

Popular articles
Caller shares horrific story of how his twin babies died at Mamelodi Hospital

Caller shares horrific story of how his twin babies died at Mamelodi Hospital

Mike says immediately after the first baby died, a private undertaker called him offering his services to bury the child.

'Davos is depressing. SA is barely here! We used to have a dominant position'

'Davos is depressing. SA is barely here! We used to have a dominant position'

South Africa is at risk of becoming irrelevant, warns The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield from the World Economic Forum in Davos.

[VIDEO] Family saved from being hit by speeding SUV goes viral

[VIDEO] Family saved from being hit by speeding SUV goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.