Manage Hr Magazine named OurOffice as a Top Emerging Diversity & Inclusion Company in 2022.
In the article below titled: Simplifying Diversity-Equity-and-Inclusion with the Three P’s, Sonya Sepahan, Co-Founder and CEO of Ouroffice, explains the benefits of improving DEI in the Workplace.
The source of the article below is Manage HR Magazine.
The pandemic and the killing of George Floyd have changed everything, including how we work and employees’ expectations of their workplace. About half of all employees are considering changing jobs because they can work remotely, and over 80% of them say that workplace diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is a key consideration when choosing an employer.
DEI has also been shown to result in an estimated eight (8) times Return on Investment (ROI). A 2021 Forbes article enumerated positive outcomes linked with DEI, including 33 percent likelihood of higher profits at racially diverse organizations, and 21 percent likelihood of achieving better earnings with gender diversity.
Meanwhile many leaders and HR professionals, especially at small and medium businesses (SMBs), don’t know where to start to improve DEI and show ROI, and most don’t have the time and can’t afford experts to make progress. A recent Boston Consulting Group study indicates that 75% of the targeted employees say that they don’t personally benefit from their employers’ DEI efforts.
Sonya Sepahban, CEO of OurOffice, Inc., has witnessed these issues first-hand. Starting as a NASA engineer, she spent most of her career in a male-dominated industry. She was also the first senior executive from an underrepresented group at a major corporation, where she tried to improve DEI with mixed results. She has seen it in the Boardrooms, and also hears it from her customers every day. In a conversation with Manage HR magazine’s editorial team, she shared her insights and how the three P’s help customers get results in DEI and workplace culture.
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We saw SMBs that knew they needed to focus on DEI to attract and retain talent, but didn’t know how to make progress, were too busy, or couldn’t afford to hire experts. We wanted to empower them with a proven Process, a Professional advisor, and a digital Platform — what we call the “Three P’s” — to improve DEI. Our simple and affordable package called DEI as a Service is a great fit for the 300,000 SMBs and their 70 million employees. It makes it easy for managers and HR to assess, plan, measure and track progress to show ROI. It also provides a safe environment for all employees to connect and engage in authentic conversations, build trust, and develop empathy and a sense of inclusion and belonging.