Unlocking Success: The Power of Diversity in Facilities Management Recruitment
Diversity in the workplace is more than just a buzzword, it’s a business imperative. The benefits of diversity include improved employee productivity, morale and retention. However, many companies are still struggling to find ways to hire and retain diverse employees. This is especially true in facilities management where the industry has traditionally been dominated by white men. While this can be discouraging for those who want to break into the field or advance their careers, there are solutions available for creating more diverse workplaces. And ultimately unlocking success for all involved parties!
The need for diversity in buildings and facilities management
Diversity is a critical component of any business. When companies have an open-door policy for people from all walks of life, they become more attractive to diverse talent. A diverse workforce creates an inclusive environment that helps create a welcoming work environment where people feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work. It also improves the quality of ideas and solutions, which leads to better decision making, increased retention rates and improved productivity.
Diversity in the workplace improves employee productivity, morale and retention.
It’s a win for everyone. A diverse workforce is more innovative, productive and engaged. It’s also loyal–which can be an important factor when it comes to retaining employees who are valued members of your team. In fact, studies show that companies with diverse workforces enjoy higher profitability than their less-diverse counterparts.
Diversity has been shown to improve employee productivity in several ways:
- Diverse teams make better decisions because they have access to more perspectives on any given issue or problem (and because they’re likely to include people who have been through similar challenges). This leads them down more effective paths for solving challenges at hand.
- Teams with differing backgrounds are able to come up with creative solutions that might not occur if everyone were from similar backgrounds or industries; these solutions often lead directly back into increased innovation within an organisation’s core business model as well as other areas such as employee satisfaction or customer service practices
A diverse workforce in facilities management is a competitive advantage
The benefits of a diverse workforce are numerous. Not only does it help to create a more inclusive environment, but it also provides your organisation with valuable insight into multiple perspectives and experiences.
The reasons for this are simple: people who have different backgrounds think differently than those who don’t. We’re not talking about just cultural differences; we’re talking about everything from age to gender identity to religion and beyond–the more diverse your team is, the better they’ll be able to tackle problems from multiple angles. This can lead directly into greater innovation and creativity within your company’s processes (and therefore higher profits).
Diverse workforces are more innovative.
Diverse workforces are more innovative. Diversity leads to new ideas, which leads to innovation. Innovation is the key to success in any field, whether you’re a facilities manager or not. The ideas that come out of diverse groups can be applied in a variety of industries and used by anyone looking for ways to improve their workplace environment and boost productivity.
The benefits of having a diverse workforce extend beyond just employees: it helps companies attract better talent as well! When you have an open-door policy for people from all walks of life, your company will become more attractive than those who don’t offer such opportunities–so long as those opportunities are being offered fairly (which means no discrimination).
Diversity and inclusion benefits everyone involved in facilities management.
It’s not just about race, but also gender, age, sexual orientation and disability. Diversity and inclusion are good business practices that lead to better decision making by creating an environment where employees feel valued and respected regardless of their background or differences.
About Catch 22
We all benefit from a diverse workforce, and the benefits are not just for the people who work in it. Diversity and inclusion have positive impacts on business performance and customer satisfaction. This is why it’s so important that facilities managers make an effort to recruit workers from diverse backgrounds into their teams–and it doesn’t matter if those backgrounds are related directly or indirectly to buildings and facilities management!
And that’s where we come in! We’re been helping companies recruit facilities management talent for 40 years and we’re extremely proud of our reputation. Talk to our team today and see what we can do for you.
London & The South – 020 7220 8900
Yorkshire & North East – 0113 242 8055
Midlands & North West – 0161 470 2160
Welcome to Catch 22, your trusted partner in Facilities Management recruitment. With over 40 years of dedicated service, we’ve been at the forefront of shaping the industry, providing real recruitment solutions that stand the test of time. In this blog, we delve into a critical aspect of recruitment often overlooked—the significance of soft skills in […]
Welcome to our Review of the UK Jobs Market for October 2023. Each month, we share market insight on the state of the UK jobs market. You can either read our short blog, or see our infographic. The main findings were: Softer but sustained fall in permanent staff appointments Temp billings rise for second straight […]
Embracing Black History Month in Facilities Management Black History Month carries a profound significance in the quest for diversity and inclusivity. It’s a time to celebrate the contributions, achievements, and struggles of black individuals throughout history. By honoring this month, we’re not merely commemorating the past; we’re striving to create a workplace that wholeheartedly embraces […]