At a time when the world has become a global village and distances do not play that big a role in the hiring of valuable resources various barriers, earlier considered to be strong determining factors in the selection of candidates, have begun blurring at workplaces. Gender, region, language, religion, caste, class, occupation, background, disability, race and sexual orientation are not expected to be challenging factors anymore for anyone applying for jobs. Employers appreciating differences in individuals (along with equal opportunity employers) are etching strong signatures in the employment ecosystem and making the world a better place to work in. They are the reason multiplicity finds footprints on the canvas of employability like never before. However, there is still a long way to go. The situation is not as ideal as the world would like it to be. Employers implementing the principles of diversity in recruitment are few as of now.
Roads need to be travelled. Gaps need to be bridged. Sensitisation needs to be done. Mindsets need to be addressed.
Diversity will be a key parameter to give an impetus to human charisma at workplaces as it brings in fresh perspectives and concepts to the table for discussions and strategizing. Diversity will also ensure safety, dignity and happiness of each and every employee and motivate them to give their best at the workplace. Hence, the creation of India Diversity Forum.