Proof Point


More than four in five organizations in Harvey Nash study have some level of strategy in promoting diversity in 2018, while those with none in place continue to decrease from 2015 baseline

Extent of Global Companies’ Formal Strategy or Policy in Promoting Diversity
2015 – 2018 (percentage)

Note: Data from 2018 Harvey Nash HR Survey of 820 HR leaders across 32 countries
Proof Point Findings:
  • Full Strategies – 21% of respondents have fully implemented strategies in promoting diversity within their companies in 2018, increasing by one percentage point from previous year
  • Developing Diversity Policies – 64% of companies surveyed by Harvey Nash have partial to mostly formal strategy for promoting diversity in 2018, with little change since 2015
  • No Policies in Place – 15% of participants said their company have no diversity policies or strategies in place, a decline from 20% in 2015
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include public pressure to diversify workplace, increasing competencies of women and minority groups, and hiring of diversity and inclusion experts in company leadership
Market Disruption: Workforce Diversity
Sector: Cross-sector
Functions: Human Resources, Cross-Function

Date Last Updated: March 6, 2019

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