With a new year on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about how you can make your organization more inclusive and celebrate diversity in 2023. From religious holidays to cultural festivals, there are plenty of opportunities for employers to recognize the backgrounds that make your workforce unique. Not only is celebrating diversity important for fostering a welcoming environment, but it also has the potential to boost morale and productivity.
The benefit of celebrating diversity
Companies with inclusive practices generate up to 30% higher revenue per employee and greater profitability than their competitors, according to Deloitte. A study by Limeade shows that 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.
Celebrating diversity isn’t just a way to be better to one another— it has real advantages for businesses across industries. As we look ahead into 2023, let’s all strive towards creating an environment where everyone feels safe and respected, regardless of their background or beliefs. Taking steps such as recognizing different holidays will make sure that our workplaces remain equitable and inviting for years to come!
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Keep this calendar close-at-hand or add these events to your online calendar tool. Doing so is an easy way for senior management and people teams to ensure that the organization is respecting cultural and religious events. This can help avoid potential conflicts, and help your organization be mindful of the special occasions that your employees may be celebrating throughout the year.
As the business leader, you can use the calendar to remind yourself to encourage your employees and colleagues to take full advantage of their paid time off. Celebrating holidays is also a great way to promote diversity within the workplace.
Your organization can choose some key holidays for everyone to get involved in and plan fun activities that help bring your team closer together. It’s also a wise idea to share the calendar with other departments so that they can plan around relevant dates, such as creating content or campaigns that align with certain occasions.