This is How Having a Diverse Team Can Help Your Business
Diversity in the workplace has been a hot topic in the Human Resources field, especially in recent years. Most organisations now strive to build a diverse team in most departments within the company to ensure competitive advantage and a fair playing field for individuals from minority races or cultures.
Here at School of Language International (SLI) we strongly believe in the importance and power of communicating in more than one language and helping individuals build a diverse wealth of knowledge to improve their competitive edge in the workforce.
Have a Variety of Different Perspectives
Having people from different backgrounds almost always ensures that individuals in your organisation have a myriad of perspectives when it comes to marketing and advertising strategies. With a wealth of experiences amongst individuals from different cultures, you will definitely have no shortage of great ideas for executing business strategies.
Higher Employee Engagement
According to a research conducted by Deloitte, companies who have integrated inclusive practices in their hiring processes resulted in higher employee engagement levels. Having a diverse team makes employees feel more included and leads to a higher level of job fulfilment and engagement, which can even reduce employee turnover within the organisation.
Yes, having a fleet multi-cultural of staff can increase the financial performance of your business on the whole. In fact, research shows that the companies with more diverse top teams in France, Germany, United Kingdom and the United States of America were also the top financial performers in their industry. This is due to the fact that a more diverse team makes better decision within a shorter period of time, which gives your company a great advantage over your competitors.
Better Company Reputation
Since workplace diversity has become a hot topic in recent years, companies who actively try to become more inclusive are seen to be good, socially responsible and in general – “doing the right thing”. As consumers have a good impression of your company and brand, you can expect to find more customers supporting your brand due to your admirable practices.
How to Build a Diverse Workplace
Other than the obvious – hiring more capable individuals from different races, cultures and backgrounds, you can also hire bilinguals or multilingual individuals to join your company. Bilingual individuals have the ability to code switch and also come from unique backgrounds due to their exposure to other languages.
If you already have a full fleet of staff in your company and are not looking to hire more anytime soon, you can always send your current employees to upskill and pick up a basic language classes such as Mandarin conversational lessons or business english classes, which can also expand your clientele in future, as you will be able to tap on a different pool of customers in Singapore.
Upskill Your Employees with SLI
SLI has a wide range of English and Mandarin courses that are designed to suit the needs of corporate employees in Singapore. Your employees can choose to take on physical conversational lessons or even online courses if their schedule permits. Browse through our course catalogue for corporate training classes today.