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It’s common sense that companies need a workforce of diverse 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 diversity and inclusion 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 diversity and inclusion 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 company.
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 diversity and inclusion 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.
We partner with the EQUAL-SALARY Foundation to verify with their robust methodology that client companies are paying equally their employees and to deliver thought leadership.
The Swiss Federal Office for Gender Equality financially supported the
development of the EQUAL-SALARY certification as part of the Gender
One of the most basic ways to value and recognise people is how we pay them. Research shows that when it comes to compensation, people value pay fairness the most, meaning when compared to their colleagues, do they receive equal pay for equal work?* Fairness is fundamental in creating an engaged and high performing workforce. How can people feel valued knowing or believing that someone else is paid differently for doing the same work?
This technical course has been created for Diversity & Inclusion and HR practitioners with the aim of helping them assess, develop, design or refine their organisation's programme.
This self-paced e-learning programme has been designed with the objective of upskilling the entire workforce of an organisation in order to enhance the overall inclusive culture. At the end of the programme, participants who completed the course will receive their Inclusive Mindset Badge.
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.
Lead Inclusion & Diversity and member of the I&D Council, PwC Switzerland
Tel: +41 58 792 48 35
Senior Manager, People and Organisation, PwC Switzerland
Tel: +41 58 792 98 27
Johannes (Joop) Smits
Partner, People and Organisation, PwC Switzerland
Tel: +41 58 792 91 64