We’ve talked about it before, but diversity, inclusion, and belonging shouldn’t be about filling a quota. Instead, the goal should be to foster a true sense of belonging among your team, which is likely filled with people from all backgrounds.
One way to do this is by using inclusive language.
Whether it’s intentional or not, we all carry implicit biases in our everyday language. However, it’s important to make a conscious effort to avoid this.
This isn’t just the right thing to do. It also makes good business sense.
In fact, over 70% of students said they prefer a company that is diverse, inclusive and makes them feel included regardless of race, geographic location, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, and appearance.
Additionally, creating a sense of belonging can lead to greater retention rates and even result in higher customer satisfaction.
So, how can you use more inclusive language?
Below, we’ll review the top tools that can automate this process for you and resources that can help you use more inclusive language.