Every day, Goodwill of North Georgia celebrates diversity, recognizing that a diverse workforce benefits not just team members, but the business as well. In fact, Forbes recently reported that, “companies with a diverse workforce are 35% more likely to experience greater financial returns than their respective non-diverse counterparts.”
Additionally, diverse companies enjoy higher employee satisfaction and creativity. Most
importantly millennials, Gen Z and others entering the workforce expect to see diversity.
According to Glassdoor, 30% of millennials will not even apply for a company that lacks
diversity. As companies consider their workforce and how it will continue to adapt, diversity and inclusion should be top of mind.
With this in mind, Goodwill set a goal in 2010 to diversify the agency to better mirror the
communities serve. One way to measure progress is to look at the data when it comes to
employing people of color. As of July 2020, over half of Goodwill employees were people of color in each seniority level of the agency. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals represent 74% of team across all levels of the organization.
As we conclude Asian American Pacific Islander Month, Goodwill of North Georgia takes this moment to recognize and celebrate the members of the AAPI community who make up our diverse team. Learn more about Goodwill’s focus on diversity here.