The benefits of employing a diverse workforce are well publicized. For a start, innovation, collaboration and company culture are all widely recognized as being significantly boosted by diversity.
There are plenty of tangible financial benefits too. Companies with the highest ethnic diversity levels are able to generate sales revenue that is 15 times higher than those with the lowest, and ethnically diverse businesses are 35% more likely to outperform their competitors. Gender-diverse companies are 15% more likely to outdo their rivals and having a workforce that is evenly split between men and women has been associated with a 41% rise in revenue.