Our Commitment to Diversity in the Workplace
To be the CONDUITS of CHANGE! TAP Diversity Navigators offer Needs Assessments on current Cultural Environments in organizations. We provide Risk Analyses of potential challenges and gaps in human resources, operation and management found in discovery processes. Mutually reaching productive levels of Relational Understanding takes Participatory Listening skills with goals of creating Equitable Solutions.
Why Diversity Matters
Projections in 20 years show no surprises on how the faces of labor massively affect workforce and employment trends. The US is ranked #7 of the Best Countries Overall out of 80. However, there has been an increase in domestic challenges that continue to plague the country (e.g. racial tensions, income inequality, polarizing politics). These issues can cause strife in the workplace, leading to decreased productivity.
In 2019, the US had 60.8% of working adult’s total, with Minnesota showing an impressive 79%. As a result, US News ranked the state as third (behind only Utah and Colorado) in job growth, labor force participation, and low unemployment rates. However, a US News study ranks Minnesota at #22 in equality gaps, such as disabilities, education, gender, income, race, and employment participation.
It has become increasingly important to prioritize diversity in the workplace, as studies show a need for a fresh workforce due to the aging population. During the first quarter of 2020, a study showed that 806,000 adults aged 65+ make up 15% of the workforce in Minnesota. Projections show that by 2030, this demographic will reach 1.3 million which can severely impact the economy, healthcare system, and social services.