Global Companies’ Diversity Priorities

Proof Point

Half of companies in Harvey Nash survey named gender as diversity priority in 2018

Global Companies’ Diversity Priorities

2018 (percentage)

Note: Data from 2018 Harvey Nash HR Survey of 820 HR leaders across 32 countries

Proof Point Findings

  • Gender Priority – 54% of companies surveyed by Harvey Nash was actively in pursuit of achieving better balance between men and women employees in 2018
  • Other Top Priorities – Culture (39%), ethnicity (38%) and age (35%) also among most considered priorities for diversity programs
  • Diverse Capabilities – Some companies also focused on diversity in capabilities in 2018, such as functional expertise (32%), academic background (27%) and international expertise (26%)
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include public pressure to diversify workplace, increasing competencies of women and minority groups, and prioritizing of diversity and inclusion by company leaders

Market Disruption




Date Last Updated

February 27, 2019

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