The Future of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging 2023

What’s the current state of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging practice and what’s the outlook for the future? This 2023 edition of HR Research Institute’s Affirmity-sponsored white paper has surveyed a range of organizations on the maturity, effectiveness, and resourcing of their DEIB programs, and draws up a list of practices most closely associated with success.

From asking who receives DEIB-related training, to studying whether women and ethnic/racial minorities are represented at leadership level, this white paper asks whether DEIB momentum is being maintained in uncertain times. Across over 60 pages of analysis, you’ll discover a range of insights and recommendations that will help you better understand how to advance DEIB in your organization. 2023’s key findings include:

  • The top barriers to DEIB effectiveness are insufficient prioritization at top leadership levels (44%), lack of metrics (44%), and lack of time (43%)
  • Only 15% of respondents would say their organizations are at an expert or advanced stage of development based on the HR Research Institute’s DEIB maturity model
  • 80% of organizations measure DEIB in some way, but 55% use only basic workforce data
  • Just 32% believe that equitable pay is among their executives’ top five priorities

Download the full white paper using the form on this page and gain a full picture of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in 2023 and beyond.