Will your organization win the war for talent?
August 1, 2022
There are more jobs open than there are available people to fill them and so the odds are that organizations that have incredible cultures and work practices will win the war for talent.
In the “Great Attrition’ or ‘Great Attraction’? The choice is yours. ” The top three factors employees cited as reasons for quitting were that they didn’t feel valued by their organizations (54 percent) or by their managers (52 percent) or because they didn’t feel a sense of belonging at work (51 percent). Notably, employees who classified themselves as non-white or multiracial were more likely than their white counterparts to say they had left because they didn’t feel they belonged at their companies.
Stated otherwise, employers in tune with their employees, and focused on equity and belonging, will retain their best talent.
And as a region, talent attraction and retention are our most significant economic development priority. In 2020, BNP and its partners conducted an inaugural assessment of the community’s overall progress in DEI practices at work. We learned then that 72% of businesses had begun their DEI journeys but only 5% had achieved the DEI goals they set.
Has WNY made progress over the past two years? That’s the question BNP is attempting to answer in the 2022 Western NY Diversity & Inclusion Business Community Assessment.
We are asking both for-profit and not-for-profit businesses to take the assessment which is designed to take less than 10 minutes to complete. Individual company responses will be kept confidential. The full study will be released in October and will include best practices in DEI and the next steps for the community.
The deadline to take the assessment is August 14th. Here is the link if you need it
In addition to the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, the assessment is supported by the Erie County Industrial Development Authority, Five Star Bank, Crowley Webb, the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo, National Fuel, and Verizon.
(Buffalo, NY) The Buffalo Niagara Partnership (BNP) is inviting the region’s businesses to participate in an assessment to determine how far the Western New York (WNY) Community has progressed in their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices since the BNP’s first assessment conducted in 2020.
The BNP is pleased to welcome Bryan Gill, Head of Global Neurodiversity at JP Morgan Chase as a panelist at our 2022D&I Symposium: DEI at Work. We will be helping you get to know each presenter, panelist, and moderator in the weeks ahead, leading up to the 5th Annual D&I Symposium
The BNP is pleased to welcome Claudine Ewing, Reporter/Anchor at WGRZ-TV as a moderator at our 2022 D&I Symposium: DEI at Work. We will be helping you get to know each presenter, panelist, and moderator in the weeks ahead, leading up to the 5th Annual D&I Symposium on June 16th –
The BNP is pleased to welcome Cynthia Bass, CDO, ECMC as a panelist at our 2022 D&I Symposium: DEI at Work. We will be helping you get to know each presenter, panelist, and moderator in the weeks ahead, leading up to the 5th Annual D&I Symposium on June 16th – get