Celebrating diversity and fostering a sense of belonging are two of the most important things that an employer can do to build a positive workplace culture and grow their organization. According to Deloitte, companies with inclusive practices generate up to 30% higher revenue per employee and greater profitability than their competitors. Furthermore, employees who feel included are 28% more engaged at work, have 19% greater well-being in their lives, are 43% more committed to their company, and are 51% more likely to recommend their company as a great place to work, according to a study by Limeade.
One way to create a more inclusive workplace is to be cognizant of different holidays and celebrations that occur throughout the year. To help employers prepare for upcoming notable dates, JobSage created a D&I Calendar for 2022.
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Keep this calendar handy or add the dates to your online calendar tool.
Senior management and people teams can use the calendar to ensure that the organization is respecting cultural and religious events. Additionally, being aware of the important dates that your employees may celebrate throughout the year can prevent you from scheduling inopportune company-wide meetings, outings, or parties.
Perhaps you’ll use the calendar to remind yourself to encourage employees to use paid time off to celebrate holidays with family and friends. Your company may choose a few holidays to collectively celebrate or plan relevant activities that highlight the diversity of your employees. You may also choose to share the calendar with other teams so that they plan marketing and content around key dates.