Years ago, the medical profession was mainly filled with white, male doctors with few positions afforded to women or minority candidates. As we push for more equitable opportunities for these groups, it is crucial to gather and show support for diverse medical candidates moving forward and set a precedent for the future. Today, we’ll tell you why diversity in the health-care industry is a battle worth fighting for.
A company that understands the value of diverse backgrounds in their employees yields the benefit of higher levels of innovation in their company. It’s simple to understand: Individuals with different experiences in life will bring those experiences with them in the workplace and, through conversation and collaboration, will lead to a more cultured and experienced office as a whole.
Reach & Return rate
Another benefit that diverse companies can see is an improved company culture. This directly affects worker happiness and job satisfaction. One way that this can benefit your company is the reach & return rate of your patients. A happy and diverse place of work will bring stronger relationships with patients moving forward.
Another benefit that diverse employees have on a company's culture is that your company's reputation will improve. In 2021, employees want to work in a diverse space. According to a Glassdoor survey, 67% of people seeking jobs value a company's diversity when making their decision. Therefore, committing to diversity is not just a business decision, but also a commitment to listening and understanding what your employees need.
Reduced Worker Turnover
This emphasis on developing company culture through addressing diversity can also lead to an improvement in retaining workers and it’s easy to imagine why. A happier office space leads to happier workers, and a happier work-force leads to a higher retention rate and lower worker turnover. Every company should want to keep their top employees, and this begins by focusing on company culture and embracing diverse and inclusive practices.
Embracing diversity in the healthcare industry is essential to the progress and development of the industry as a whole. Currently, there is a massive need for diverse health-care employees, so by beginning the shift and ushering in the future, you can work towards developing your company into a DEI powerhouse.