A recent survey revealed the stark differences among various worker demographics regarding expectations about diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives from their employers.
In October, consulting firm EY released findings from a survey of 3,000 full-time workers at organizations with at least 5,000 employees.
“The workforce isn’t a monolithic group, and organizations need to stay abreast of their people’s expectations around DE&I,” said Leslie Patterson, EY Americas and U.S. diversity, equity and inclusiveness leader.
Each demographic group viewed DE&I differently. For example, Generation Z workers said they associated DE&I with a commitment to community support through corporate responsibility efforts and volunteering (44 percent) as well as through the establishment of employee resource groups (34 percent). Seventy-six percent of Millennials are willing to leave their employer if DE&I initiatives were not offered.