Performance Goals with a Diversity and Inclusion Focus
There are many things to consider when setting performance goals. One that is often overlooked, however, is diversity and inclusion. Banner Health’s D&I director Jackie Hunter explains how and why it should be part of the process.
Every company sets performance goals. It’s key to the business, but are those goals going to help support the future workforce? Outlining clear, achievable goals can help you prepare employees to take on future initiatives and can help HR ensure these employees are ready to lead when the time comes. Performance goals also provide a way for managers to measure employee success and it helps these individuals and teams grow as professionals.
While there are many things to consider, one that is often overlooked is diversity and inclusion. Banner Health’s director of diversity and inclusion and HR Exchange Network advisory board member Jackie Hunter says it should be part of the process.
In fact, Hunter spoke at length about the topic during HR Exchange Network’s free-to-attend online event Talent Exchange Live.
She said HR and leaders must know their employees and their teams on multiple levels of diversity, i.e. multigenerational and cultural. Embracing this information leads to high performing individuals. Companies who are more gender diverse are 15 percent more likely to outperform those companies that aren’t. Those companies that are more ethnically diverse are 35 percent more likely to outperform those that aren’t.
Want to know more? Watch Hunter’s presentation.
Key takeaways include:
- A clear strategy on creating performance goals with a diversity and inclusion focus.
- Tips on how goals can and should impact the future workforce
- How to measure the employee performance and business success rates as a result