How to Use DiversityInc Best Practices

This site is intended as an educational tool to assist those in diversity management, resource groups, diversity councils, human resources, recruitment, talent development, community relations, philanthropy, communications, legal and marketing, as well as organizational leadership.

The information is based on 14 years of research of corporate best practices with measurable results, with all best practices and data coming from organizations on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list. These companies have consistently demonstrated how their diversity-management initiatives yield improvements in human capital, supplier diversity and market share.

Mouse over each section to see a drop-down menu on topics relevant to your needs. Each topic is arranged in an order that allows you to move from basic how-tos to sophisticated best practices. Each topic includes our Web Seminars on the subject matter, featuring case studies from companies in the DiversityInc Top 50.

The order of the topics follows the most frequent order in which companies structure diversity-management efforts—starting with CEO Commitment; moving to Talent Pipeline/Equitable Talent Development initiatives of Recruitment, Mentoring, and Resource Groups; followed by efforts in Global Diversity and Supplier Diversity. The subcategories in each drop-down help you find, in order, the means to implement best practices in each of these areas.

DiversityInc Best Practices also includes very important monthly cultural-competence and diversity-management tool kits, found in our Meeting in a Box product, available only to Diversityinc Best Practices subscribers (which includes all Diversityinc Benchmarking clients). The cultural-competence Meetings in a Box focus on heritage themes, such as Black History Month, and are aimed at all employees. The diversity-management Meetings in a Box are aimed at diversity managers, resource-group leaders and other relevant employees. All Meetings in a Box are available in various formats (links for use on your corporate intranets or emails, printouts for groups of employees) and can be broken into individual sections.