Diversity and Inclusion has become a global phenomenon with organizations working at various levels to ensure they not only comply but set new standards in becoming more diverse and inclusive. For this it is important to have the right consultants working with organizations to help them achieve their Diversity & Inclusion goals. Gurgaon being a major corporate hub is seeing an increase in the demand for Diversity & Inclusion Consultants. To cater to this increasing demand, many people in Gurgaon wish to become Diversity & Inclusion Consultants.
These Diversity & Inclusion Consultants with the right skills and knowledge could provide great value to their clients not just in Gurgaon but countrywide. Strengthscape’s Diversity & Inclusion Consultant Certification in Gurgaon can help consultants do just that.
The essential service provided by a Diversity & Inclusion consultant is to enhance the working environment and brand of the organization. By enhancing the Diversity of workforce, who come from various parts of the world to Gurgaon, and helping teams become more inclusive through various initiatives, Diversity and Inclusion consultants could assist companies become more innovative and productive. This is could be developed as a competitive advantage if organizations create the right structure and culture to become inclusive.
A Diversity & Inclusion consultant follows the following broad steps in order to help organizations achieve greater level of inclusivity and reap the benefits of a diverse and an engaged workforce.
1. Conduct Need Analysis – By understanding the level of diversity in the organizations workforce and assessing the inclusivity index of various teams, Diversity and Inclusion Consultants could determine the core issues and challenges facing the organization. Conducting a structured need analysis requires the Consultant to craft the right questions, used tools to measure the inclusion index and conduct structured interviews across stake holders. The consultant would also have to conduct research on the Diversity & Inclusion global best practices and measure the current diversity and inclusion index against these global best practices. From this the consultant will be able to identify the gaps.
2. Define Diversity & Inclusion Goals – By assessing the data available, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant would be able to help the organization define both Diversity and Inclusion goals. These goals may not be restricted to the workforce in Gurgaon but could span the entire workforce in India or even abroad. In all probability, your Diversity and Inclusion expert will not just define a diversity goal. This is because Diversity is not the end but a means to the end which is Inclusion. Organizations derive benefit by creating inclusive teams. A well-trained Diversity & Inclusion Consultant should be able to define the structure of the journey an organization needs to undertake to achieve to separate goals that run in parallel – Diversity and Inclusion. A good consultant focusses on the key problems and solutions required in the context of the business of the organization like what are the key markets an organization is targeting, what is keeping the leaders awake at night and what are the drivers of growth. A good D&I consultant should be able to connect your organizational goals with the D&I goals and promise high return on investment.
3. The solution – Gurgaon, being the melting pot of various cultures poses specific challenges related to Diversity and Inclusion. These challenges stem from various cultures that amalgamate into the work culture of an organisation. While training on Diversity and Inclusion is a good thing to start with, enhancing the skills and knowledge of the employees cannot be the only way. D&I consultants work with the leadership teams and people managers to improve policies, procedures, work processes and job descriptions. By enhancing structural support to such initiatives, D&I consultants can promise greater and long-lasting benefits.
4. Measuring Impact – Once the initiatives are in place and employee training has been rolled out, a Diversity and Inclusion expert should be able to assess the impact on culture, business goals and employee engagement. Again, to measure the impact of various initiatives, it is not necessary to restrict data collection to just Gurgaon or any one part of the organization. Such initiatives usually have a wide impact and the consultant must be able to measure it in totality. As a Diversity & Inclusion consultant, you should be able to provide a written report card with recommendations for improvement that includes both quantitative and qualitative metrics from the project.
Strengthscape offers Diversity & Inclusion expert training in Gurgaon. This training is delivered online and in Person and is also available as an enterprise version. Companies in Gurgaon could reap the benefits of an inclusive culture by training internal champions and allies by registering for this training.