Aside from broadening cultural perspective, providing equal opportunity for all applicants, and deepening the organizational talent pool, it is also well established that a commitment to building diverse teams achieves better results and directly impacts the bottom line. In order to create, maintain, and leverage a diverse workforce, however, business as usual is not effective enough. A true commitment to diversity means structuring and implementing ongoing frameworks that prioritize and support diversity now and into the future. To help provide this strategic framework, more and more organizations are turning to diversity and inclusion leaders to guide the way.
At Korn Ferry, we have a proven track record of designing and building diversity functions within client organizations, and attracting, developing, and rewarding the executives within them. Because of our deep and nuanced understanding of the issues and opportunities surrounding inclusion, we are able to define the key leadership attributes of effective chief diversity officers and other D&I practitioners, and apply these criteria to organization design, assessment and succession, talent acquisition, leadership development, rewards, and more. This results in corporate cultures that bring perspective, define excellence, and deliver results.