Diversity Charter Hungary – Reloaded in 2018
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It is a more and more recognized and well-documented fact that diversity in the workplace boosts creativity and innovation and increases financial performance because diverse teams outperform their peers.
It also contributes to the talent attraction and retention. In addition, employees feel happier and more loyal. Diversity and Inclusion become an important part of corporate branding.
In North America
‘The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion’ ™
is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. In contrast Europe has its own resonance with its 21 national Diversity Charters. By signing a diversity charter, the joining organization commits to promoting diversity and equal opportunities for its staff.
Our company, InterSearch Hungary / Dr. Pendl & Dr. Piswanger Int. Consulting considers workplace diversity and inclusion as a very important value in assisting our clients and in our own workplace practice.
That is why we were one among the first signatories of EU Diversity Charter Hungary that was launched in the residence of the Dutch ambassador, His Excellency Gajus Scheltema October 20, 2016. 50 companies signed the first diversity charter. It aims to raise leaders’ awareness and to increase their commitment to mainstreaming diversity in their organization by providing support and inspiration for developing and rethinking human resource management. Diversity Charter Hungary was launched as the 17th among the European national charters.
Exactly a year later, in October 2017 additional companies joined to the Charter as well as last year signatories expressed their commitment again by re-signing the document in the name of their company. Interestingly enough, it was an ambassador again that actively took part in the organization of the re-signatory ceremony. The second Charter event was held in the Embassy of Canada hosted by the Canadian ambassador, Her Excellency Isabelle Poupart and the Hungarian Business Leaders Forum October 12, 2017.
This year, on October 18, 2018 we, the representatives of various companies, celebrated, signed and re-signed the Diversity Charter Hungary for the third time together. In the festive event hosted by the Hungarian Business Leaders Forum, 42 companies expressed their commitment to the cause of diversity and inclusion. For me it’s a great experience to grow together with an agile and engaged business community in Hungary that is increasingly committed to diversity and inclusion.
Companies that (re)-joined the Diversity Charter Hungary in 2018
Posted by Judit Hegedus, Sub Leader Diversity & Inclusion Practice Group, Central, and Eastern Europe