Team-Building and Inclusion
Before trying to diversify any workplace, make sure that your mostly homogeneous workforce will cooperate in the process. A person’s religion, sexuality, race or creed should not be an issue with co-workers when projects are to be done. The best way to break the ice and build trust and understanding is through team-building exercises. Find time to make team-building a priority for current and incoming staff.
Create a Tolerant Workplace
One of the most important things an organization must do is ensure its culture and hiring practices will support the recruitment of diverse workers. Look at job descriptions and images on communication materials, and review the interviewing process that you currently have. These things will help carry the ideas of diversity, and they will make candidates feel confident that your company is committed to them.