Workforce and Retention Guide
How Physical Security Benefits from Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Initiatives
In physical security, differing perspectives can help strengthen incident response and risk management strategy. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) initiatives bring a multitude of benefits to an organization including the ability to make employees feel safe, respected, connected, more innovative, and give employees a sense of belonging, leading to greater retention. Security operations historically have been a relatively high turnover position within organizations, and companies are looking for ways to better attract talent and engage security teams. Implementing DEI initiatives are a way to boost hiring and recruiting strategies, and strengthen products and services.
How do you build a company or department with inclusivity in mind?
- Understand what DE&I is and the benefits of incorporating this initiative in the physical security space.
- Identify ways to not only recruit a diverse workforce, but foster a culture of ongoing support and retention.
- Address how these initiatives are created, maintained, and executed, and share ways that organizations can incorporate these strategies into their own recruiting practices.