DEI Evaluation Among Canadian HR Professionals

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HR

While the majority (60%) of HR professionals in Canada are working on diversity, equality, and inclusion (DEI) efforts, just a handful are monitoring the efficacy of their programs.

According to the results of a survey conducted by the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) Canada and the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), it was found that only 22% of respondents formally measure Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives.

Steve Mossop, EVP of Leger, notes the rapid ascent of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives in HR departments nationwide. Firms are swiftly adapting to meet the rising expectations of younger employees for inclusive workplaces.

Mossop emphasizes the urgent need for organizations to prioritize DEI strategies to foster an equitable and inclusive work environment, reshaping talent acquisition and retention practices.

“But, we are still in the early phases of these projects, and while many organizations are experiencing favorable outcomes, the judgment is yet out on whether these initiatives will result in long-term significant change.”

According to a recent Mercer survey, three out of every five firms (60%) have a multi-year DEI plan.

According to recent research, more than two-thirds (67%) of HR and business leaders say their firm is only somewhat successful in its efforts to build a more diverse, egalitarian, and inclusive workplace.