Diversity is an absolute must in the 21st century.
The front line staff are the most important asset to any company. With demographic shifts, advances in technology and communications, and globalization, diversity is quickly becoming a driver of growth around the world.
This article gives statistical facts around diversity in both New Zealand and Australia, with the added benefit about what companies can focus on to promote diversity.
Only 37 per cent of organisations in New Zealand have a diversity policy in place for hiring new staff, and of these almost four in ten (39 per cent) either don’t know if it is adhered to or admit that it is generally not adhered to