Helping you attract, retain and harness the diverse talent your business needs to flourish
of CEOs see enhanced business performance with diversity and inclusion programmes
of female millennials see employer’s policy on diversity and inclusion as an important factor
of CEOs associate greater capacities for innovation in organisations with D&I programmes
It’s common sense that companies need a workforce of varied talents and backgrounds to succeed in an increasingly complex and heterogeneous world. But actually achieving this workplace diversity and unlocking its potential involves a whole set of practical challenges. In our inclusion and diversity consulting practice we’re often approached by clients seeking support to enhance their employee's experience by:
On the basis of our experience we’ve evolved an approach that systematically addresses the four key components of inclusion and diversity management:
Initiatives tend to lose momentum if they’re not underpinned by a solid, intelligent strategy. Strategy means setting the direction for sustained change, defining action plans and accountability timeframes, designing and implementing governance models, and making fact-based decisions.
Even when you’re managing the soft factors, the best decisions are based on hard facts. Research-based practice and tailor-made metrics enable you to monitor progress, gain insights into your people and culture, and anticipate future changes to start building the workforce of the future.
Education is key to sustained diversity efforts. The aim is to equip employees to be inclusive every day and rewire their behaviours and actions. An important part of this is training the trainers who champion diversity and foster an inclusive leadership mindset within your organisation.
Sustained diversity ultimately means inspiring people. We help you design and implement the varied components of an inspirational environment: action through others, events, trainings, thought leadership, and research and publications.
We’re a team of inclusion and diversity practitioners, academic experts and HR professionals with proven experience in making cultural change happen across sectors (profit, non-profit and academic), in both Swiss and global contexts.
Sue Johnson has worked for almost a decade on Inclusion & Diversity, both as a practitioner within a global organisation leading the cultural change, and helping organisations in Switzerland and beyond, to foster an Inclusive culture. One of her proudest achievements was forming and leading the International Dual Career Network (IDCN), a non-profit organisation dedicated to facilitating the job search of mobile partners, which we’re also part of.
We partner with a number of organisations to share leading-edge methodologies and thought leadership with our clients:
One of the most basic ways we value and recognise people is how we pay them. Globally, there is a pay gap between men and women who are doing the same work. How can people feel valued if they believe/know that someone else is paid differently for going the same work?
Are you a professional interested in building and managing a diverse and effective workforce? Follow our course to develop skills that will help you make your workplace more Inclusive.
At PwC Switzerland, inclusion and diversity are seen as business imperatives not just nice-to-haves. We create value through diversity. We want a team in which all employees at PwC feel welcome and appreciated.
People and Organisation Senior Manager, PwC Switzerland
Tel: +41 58 792 90 98
Johannes (Joop) Smits
Director, People and Organisation, PwC Switzerland
Tel: +41 58 792 91 64