You may see some familiar names in this article about diversity and inclusion at some Chicago tech companies. Groupon, Foursquare and Sprout Social are featured in the article about nine companies who are putting inclusion and diversity principles into action.
Groupon, for example, says it is expanding its recruiting approaches to top talent, by “diversifying their partnerships with organizations that serve women and underrepresented groups.”
At Cars.com, the Diversity & Inclusion Council focuses on connecting people and addressing opportunities in demographic gaps, “by building awareness and embedding behaviours” that support the company’s goals. Cars.com’s D&I Council recently launched an employee resource group to allow staff with “shared experiences” connect, share challenges and establish a more inclusive and connected workplace culture.
Leadership at Sprout Social says “when our team feels as though they can bring their full selves to work, we see greater creativity, productivity and engagement, all of which are necessary to build a better company.”
There are six more success stories featured in this article. All of these forward-thinking companies have one thing in common: these organizations see the value of diversity to their business bottom line.
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