As Forbes notes, hybrid working is here to stay – and that means that location matters. Employees need to work in cities that have good inclusivity, for instance on matters concerning disability – cities with poor public infrastructure, inadequate social support networks, and expensive healthcare will represent a bad deal. Conversely, some of the best U.S. cities catering to the needs of disabled residents and visitors, such as Pittsburgh, PA and Overland Park, KS, score highly on all of those metrics. Picking an employer located in a city or town that can meet inclusivity needs still matters, even with remote working.
How they treat customers
Employers providing a fair and inclusive deal for their hires is great – but how do they treat customers? It can be difficult, as an employee, to reconcile progressive values with being asked to do reactionary work. Business Insider notes how the most progressive employers are also progressive in their customer approach; doing your own research on the quality of their products and services will help in coming to a decision.
Long term priorities
It’s also important to know how the company intends to keep involving its inclusivity measures. Matters pertaining to DEI are not static, and some companies will have a better plan than others. As Bloomberg notes, many have taken advantage of the slump in profits to sack their DEI teams – are these the companies you’d want to work for in the long-term? Words mean a lot, as does planning, and it’s impossible to guess what a company will do. Conduct your own research, again.
Bringing these factors together before starting the recruitment process will give you a fair idea of what companies may have in store for you. In the modern and often confusing world of recruitment, that’s not something to take for granted when inclusivity is crucial.
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