Global Inclusion & Intercultural Relations

How does the Society for Human Resource Management define Diversity and Inclusion?



Diversity has many definitions. Frequently, organizations will adapt the definition to their specific environment. Generally, diversity refers to the similarities and differences between individuals accounting for all aspects of one’s personality and individual identity. 


Diversity provides the potential for greater innovation and creativity. Inclusion is what enables organizations to realize the business benefits of this potential.
Inclusion describes the extent to which each person in an organization feels welcomed, respected, supported and valued as a team member. Inclusion is a two-way accountability; each person must grant and accept inclusion from others. In such an environment, every employee will tend to feel more engaged and will be more likely to contribute toward the organization’s business results. This requires people from diverse backgrounds to communicate and work together, and understand each other’s needs and perspectives—in other words, demonstrate cultural competence.

Society for Human Resource Management

For Review terminology and tools aassociated with diversity and inclusion. Bulletin board, Q&A's, articles from Mosaics newsletter, and more. For SHRM members only. 

SHRM Diversity Home Page

Introduction to the Human Resources Discipline of Diversity

Creating a Strategic Diversity Management Plan

Diversity Policy

Diversity Resources

Three innovative trade magazines provide free articles and case studies that offer valuable guidance on talent management, diversity, and inclusion. 

Chief Learning Officer
Diversity Executive
Talent Management

Diversity Central - website providing articles, tools, and resources for the multicultural workplace.  

EEO Source - website community website for HR professionals who bear responsibilities in the areas of affirmative action planning, EEO compliance, and diversity.

Brevard Achievement Center Brevard County agency serving those with disabilities. 

Job Sites for Recruiting Diverse Talent

Florida Diversity 
Workplace Diversity 
Diversity Jobs 
Professional Diversity Network
LatPro Recruiting Solutions

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