Diversity and Inclusion in the Remote Workplace
Remote companies aren’t limited by location which logistically grants them access to talent all over the world. This means teams have a higher chance to be made up of diverse backgrounds. But just because companies have the potential for diversity, doesn’t mean they automatically will be.
By nature, remote companies aren’t limited by location which, of course, logistically grants access to talent all over the world. Often, this means teams have a higher chance to be made up of people with various backgrounds, cultures, and life experiences. Simply because they can hire people living all anywhere in the world.
This location independence also opens up the workforce to workers who are unable to commute. Whether that be due to commitments like family or children, living in a rural area, or physical ability. Remote roles allow qualified professionals access to work they may otherwise have to miss out on. Once again, this promises a talent pool inclusive of more groups who are generally underrepresented in the workforce, simply because they can’t always physically show up to an office.
But just because a remote model has the potential for more diverse and inclusive teams, doesn’t mean they automatically will be...read more
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