Racial Equity Series - Building a Culture of Inclusion and Belonging
Creating a culture of inclusion and belonging is one of the most important keys to retaining and promoting minority talent. Research shows that when employees trust that they, and their colleagues, will be treated fairly regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation or age, they are 10 times more likely to look forward to going to work, 6 times more likely to have pride in their work and 5 times more likely to want to stay a long time at their company. Having an inclusive workplace culture will not only help your institution attract minority talent but also help your institution retain minority talent you attracted in the first place. An inclusive culture delivers the day-to-day experiences that help employees feel that they belong, that their unique talents matter and that their individual needs are cared for by their colleagues and corporate leaders. This presentation will give member banks an overview of a wide range of organizational policies and practices that can be implemented to develop a culture of inclusion and belonging. Led by Francis Janes of Beneficial State Foundation and John Holdsclaw of National Cooperative Bank.