Creating a diversified, equitable, and inclusive workplace

A successful DE&I strategy can help organisations drive business outcomes and advance workplace gender equality.
By: | March 8, 2022

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD) today, many organisations are beginning to realise the importance of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in creating engaged and productive employees.

A successful DE&I strategy can also be critical in driving business outcomes and in retaining the best talent, including women. Are organisations however, doing enough to support their female employees, and making them feel like they belong?

From work-life balance to pay equity and many employee experience drivers, women feel that they are not being supported as much as men. They are also a quarter less likely than men to say there are Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that help them feel connected, or that their organisation supports them in developing and maintaining friendships at work.

These insights were derived from Achievers’ Culture of Belonging at Work and D&I Insights reports, which also highlighted that women are 20% less likely to say their unique background and identity are valued at their company; women are 25% less likely to say they feel comfortable sharing a different opinion with the expectation that it will be valued; and only 22% of women feel a strong sense of belonging at their workplace, compared to 31% of men.

With IWD 2022 advocating for a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination, where difference is valued and celebrated through the breaking of bias, it is imperative that organisations do more to create a culture of DE&I that supports all employees, including female talent, who have arguably been more adversely impacted by the pandemic than their male counterparts.

To provide HR leaders in Asia-Pacific with key insights to advance workplace gender equity, HR Tech Festival Online, part of HR Tech Festival Asia 2022, will be presenting the eagerly anticipated Women in HR Technology conference.

Taking place on Wednesday, May 11, the half-day conference will be chaired by Jeanne Achille, Founder and CEO of the Devon Group, who also chairs the Virtual HR Tech Conference and the Women in HR Tech Summit in the U.S. and Singapore.

Achille will be joined by Ruby Kolesky, CEO of Joyous; Allyn Bailey, Executive Director, Hiring Success, SmartRecruiters; Caitlin MacGregor, CEO of Plum; Lexy Martin, Principal, Research and Customer Value, Visier; and more, as they discuss topics such as diversity in recruitment, inclusion analytics, and technologies that can help to drive gender equality in the workplace.

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Away from the Women in HR Tech conference, HR Tech Festival Asia 2022, which is taking place from 10-13 May 2022, will also feature some of the most recognisable global and regional thought leaders, including Margaret Heffernan, Author and Professor of Practice at the University of Bath; Stacy Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner, Sapient Insights Group, and Rachele Focardi, Founder of XYZ@Work and a Future of Work Strategist.

Join these female leaders in celebrating a week-long festival of HR, which will also feature a line-up of exciting events, as well as some of the most innovative HR tech brands in the market today.

With the theme of Return. Refresh. Reimagine, the 21st edition of HR Tech Festival Asia will be presented in a hybrid format that is designed to provide an immersive and customisable event experience for your needs and preferences.

2022 will be a complex year for APAC’s HR leaders as organisations return to the workplace, refresh talent strategies, and reimagine the future workforce to optimise business impact.

Be sure to be part of HR Tech Festival Asia 2022 and learn how you can power up your HR teams for a successful year ahead!