REPORT: The Future of Diversity & Inclusion in the Contingent Workforce

posted on December 1, 2020

November 17, 2020

By Consciously Unbiased, PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Over the last few months, the world has changed, and with it there has been an even greater realization that diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts are important for all workers, not just some. HireTalent and Consciously Unbiased, in association with Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), release “The Future of Diversity & Inclusion in the Contingent Workforce.” The research report combines the current climate of the contingent workforce, the desired state and how to measure results to show the impact made.

In the survey, nearly two-thirds (64%) of HR, procurement and other workforce professionals surveyed believe D&I efforts for their employed workforce are a priority, while only a quarter (26%) believe so for contingent. Meanwhile, given the current cultural shift due to recent social unrest, 63% of respondents expect contingent D&I to become a higher priority in the future.

CEO of HireTalent and founder of Consciously Unbiased, Ashish Kaushal, notes, “We wanted to build the playbook to share for the greater good of our industry and society as a whole. If you want to win the ‘war for talent,’ if you want to continue to evolve and have a contingent workforce that reflects the diverse world in which we live, if you want to create a culture where people of all backgrounds can thrive and grow with your organization, rolling out contingent D&I programs will be a key to success.”

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