In Brief

New report identifies best practices for hiring to help businesses elevate their impact

Companies are in a fast race to diversify, as we’ve seen with the likes Pinterest, Facebook, Airbnb and other global giants investing their efforts in creating a more inclusive work culture. While diversity certainly makes a strong case for the bottom line, a company’s credibility and beyond, it also serves a greater purpose for innovation and creativity.

“Diversity enhances creativity and encourages the search for novel information and perspectives, leading to better decision making and problem solving… Even simply being exposed to diversity can change the way you think,” said Katherine Phillips, Senior Vice Dean of Columbia Business School.

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