Inclusive Livingston

We are a catalyst for vital business growth, working to foster opportunities for all.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We are a catalyst for vital business growth, working to foster opportunities for all.

How Inclusive Livingston supports the Core Values of the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce:

Organizational Creativity & Adaptability.

We celebrate differences – businesses that embrace diverse teams become companies that are more competitive and more engaged in the marketplace offering new ideas that spark creativity and yield positive outcomes.


Embracing diversity is about recognizing, respecting, and valuing differences. Creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work will result in successful productivity and outcomes.

Opportunistic Optimism.

A Community that values inclusion, belonging and equity for all, will be a stronger community.

Authentically Curious.

Our community and businesses benefit from encouraging and supporting shifts in local demographics and the global marketplace that can create opportunity for a more robust workforce.


Cultivating a diverse workforce is a complex and worthwhile endeavor. This article aims to provide an overview of diversity in the workplace and what employers should consider when developing their programs.

What is Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging?

Survey questions to help you understand how diverse your company is from your employees’ perspectives to help you develop a diverse workforce by understanding and solving other people’s differences.

Diversity and Inclusion Survey Questions

Diversity impacts business and as a result of the importance of diversity, there’s a long list of diversity training programs that can help employers educate their employees.

Diversity and Inclusion Training Programs

A diversity and inclusion statement is a declaration that an organization makes to create awareness of the diversities of the employees within the organization. Leaders should have diversity and inclusion competencies to create a diversity statement tailored to their company’s culture.

Mission Statement Examples

To ensure your workplace is diverse and inclusive, you must create a positive working environment. It includes knowing the types of questions you can ask in an interview for diversity and inclusion.

13 Diversity and Inclusion Interview Questions

Business Cases for Diversity

In the current competitive recruitment market, companies need to work hard to attract the best candidates to their organizations. People are considering organizational culture more now, and 76% of job seekers report that a diverse workforce is a non-negotiable factor when considering job offers and companies.

A culture where people feel appreciated, included, and safe will positively impact productivity. Therefore, companies must encourage employers to build safe spaces where everyone feels welcomed and bring as much of themselves to perform as they choose.

A psychologically safe environment will not only bring improved productivity and profitability but can also bring other benefits for organizations, including improved engagement, increased trust, and better teamwork.

Gen Z and Millennials’ expectations of inclusion and diversity differ from those of other generations. However, these groups actively look at employers through an inclusion lens, with 83% of Gen Z candidates mentioning that a company’s commitment to inclusion and diversity is important when choosing a workplace.

Additionally, these generations are said to be more engaged with an organization that fosters an inclusive work environment and has a corporate culture with a diversity plan, increasing productivity and developing loyalty and trust.

It is estimated that almost half of the working population is now made up of Millennials and Gen Z, so the business case for taking an authentic approach to inclusion is clear.

Without the Equality Act, we cannot discuss the business case for diversity and inclusion.

Employers are responsible for people employed and people following their instructions regarding discrimination complaints. Over the last year or so, employment has increased for characteristics such as race, age, sexual orientation, and sex. Therefore, taking steps to prevent employees from acting unlawfully, including policies and regular inclusion and diversity training, is essential for all organizations.

Of course, alongside the legal and business case for inclusion, there is also a compelling moral case to be a fair employer. Ensuring everyone is treated fairly and equally is the right thing to do.

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