DIVERSITY ADVISORY SERVICES
Diversity is too important to be left to chance
Why offer diversity advisory services?
Over the last 15 years, the number of international employees in Denmark has increased dramatically - from 30.000 to 100.000. This number will likely only go up in the foreseeable future, for example due to increased demand for highly skilled candidates in the sciences (tech, pharma), a demand the Danish labor force cannot meet.
Many companies see the need to adjust their organisational culture to include the international employees, to make the most of their employment and retain them as long as possible - while keeping the Danish employees involved.
Unfortunately, research and experience has shown it to be a challenging task for many Danish companies. They find it difficult to uncover the challenges as well as deciding on next steps.
As a consequence international employees sometimes feel only a loose connection to their Danish employer and do not manage to create professional and personal networks in Denmark. This is worrying as these networks are crucial in order to ensure commitment, a fulfilling contribution, as well as the well being and ultimately talent retention. In addition and sometimes overlooked is the adverse impact on Danish colleagues and managers.
Like internationals, other groups (the minority gender, people of color, others) may likewise not feel as included as the company or organisation has intended. Many of the challenges and lessons from welcoming the internationals are therefore similar to challenges and lessons from other work on diversity.
To help lead a diverse workforce and get the utmost out of the differences without being hindered by them we have developed a set of offerings. These offerings can be tailored to specifically support your company's efforts to integrate and retain employees.