The majority of Millennial and Generation Z workers support a diverse and inclusive workforce. While there probably isn’t a huge surprise in that aspect, it may come as a bit of a shock to learn that the term diversity is defined differently than today’s usage.
According to a recent Deloitte study, educational background tops “age, gender, disability, ethnicity, social status, sexual identity or orientation and religion as an area of diversity young workers say businesses should work on most.” The study was completed after more than 12,000 millennials and Gen Z-ers from 36 countries responded to a survey about diversity in the workplace.
Diversity is not just an American concept however, transcending nations throughout the globe. According to Bloomberg, ” almost 70 percent of those who intend to stay with their companies more than five years consider their organizations diverse, and 56 percent say the senior management team is diverse. In Asia, this trend is more pronounced, with 80 percent of loyal workers saying their organization is diverse, and 74 percent saying the senior management team is diverse.”