Magazine

FM College ~ News & Articles

Data reveals businesses are still unsure on how to integrate inclusivity

Nov 22, 2022 | Public | 0 comments

 

Integrating inclusivity and accessibility into the office remains a low priority for businesses despite a growing HR desire to attract more diverse talent than ever before, according to trends data.

Post-Covid, mental health and wellbeing has become one of the top priorities for employees, as highlighted in CIPHR’s report. Business leaders have acknowledged, therefore, the importance of creating office space that can best support its employees.

Reflecting this, data gathered by workplace supplies firm, Banner, indicates that attracting diverse talent is a huge priority for business owners at the moment. However, not only is the search volume around creating inclusive and accessible office design low, but those who searched indicated uncertainty on how best this can be achieved.

Jason Thomas from Banner, said: “It stands to reason that if you want to attract diverse talent, you must make your workplace inclusive and accessible. But when something is perceived as difficult or unclear, it can easily drop down the priority list, and our research indicates a lot of business owners have been left scratching their heads.”

Searches for “accessibility” and “inclusivity” have shown a clear climb in search popularity over the last three years, whilst search terms such as “inclusive design”, “inclusive office” and “accessible office” have not followed the same trend.

Adding to this, it was found that the most popular search queries around these phrases included:

  • What’s inclusive workplace?
  • Why inclusive workspace is important?
  • How can workplaces be more inclusive?

Thomas added: “We’re coming out of Covid-19 and heading into a global recession, at the peak of a cross-industry HR crisis. In other words, we’re in the eye of the storm. Now is the time to take stock and set course for the stormy season ahead and do everything you can to ensure you have the talent to deliver on targets and remain productive. Fortunately, creating an inclusive and accessible workplace can be quite straightforward with the help of experienced workplace supplies partners through products and approaches such as adjustable desks, mixed seating arrangements, well designed floor plans and so on.”

The post Data reveals businesses are still unsure on how to integrate inclusivity appeared first on FMJ.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Bearing Fluting With Shaft Brushes?

In the past year we’ve been evaluating conditions in wind generation and industrial applications in which shaft brushes...

Try MCA For Motor Condition Analysis

De-energized testing is used in our training factory to explain and demonstrate the concepts to College of Engineering...

Pump is up

With sustainability rapidly becoming the biggest talking point in UK boardrooms – the roll out of electric heat pumps...

3 Key Roles Doors Play in Healthcare Facilities

  Doors play many different roles in healthcare facilities aside from the obvious role as an entrance or exit. They...

Why decarbonizing hospitals smartly is better than electrification for healthcare design

There’s a new conversation happening in healthcare today. Driven by new laws, regulations, tariffs, ESG goals, and thought...