The HR Dictionary


Every employee should feel valued at work, and employers should respect individual differences and how they affect the culture and bottom line of the company. This is what is meant by an inclusive workplace. Affirmative action, which eliminates the effects of bias, discrimination, and unequal opportunity, characterizes an inclusive workplace. It is commonly believed that an inclusive workplace is one where everyone is treated equally.

Inclusion vs Diversity

When we talk about diversity in the workplace, we're talking about a workforce that includes people of many ages, ethnic origins, geographic locations, physical abilities and disabilities, religions, genders, and sexual orientations.

But inclusion refers to involving all the available employee demographics to participate in a work environment without bias, discrimination, and unequal opportunity. Simply said, diversity focuses on the demographics of your workforce and is all about the what. Inclusion, on the other hand, is the development of a work environment and culture that promotes participation and success for all employees and is all about the how.
A human resource management software can help organizations build a more diverse workforce and a more inclusive work culture by identifying and hiring candidates from all backgrounds and providing training for new or existing employees to make sure the organization is diverse as well as inclusive.