Diversity and inclusion are essential today—something I have seen firsthand within Penn Community Bank. D&I allows organizations to be more inclusive of different ideas, cultures and lifestyles, leading to improved company culture. It also puts companies in the position to hire the best employees from a diverse and often untapped candidate pool while increasing customer satisfaction with their services.
I have found that diversity brings together people from different backgrounds, showcases a variety of perspectives and leads to innovation and creativity. When you bring people together from all walks of life—different genders, backgrounds and races—it’s amazing what we can accomplish. So, what are the benefits of D&I efforts and how can you implement them?