Serein is founded on belief that diversity and inclusion is a science not art. We are a team of scientists and sociologists who are passionate about driving better business outcomes through diversity. We partner with innovative and fast-growing companies to implement practical diversity solutions. By leveraging your employee data and the latest research, we identify conscious and unconscious barriers to an inclusive culture.
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Class has many facets that affect employee’s recruitment and promotion in an organisation. In India, language, the accent with which English is spoken, sense of dressing and presentation are likely to influence a recruiter’s decision. Candidates that are assumed to belong to the higher class are thought to be worthy of being responsible for money, excelling at a task or seen as a representative of the best.
The Ladies Finger
Speak up against powerful, abusive men. Don’t cover for them, even if they’re mentors, family members, colleagues, or friends.They don’t need your support. Their victims do.
In a survey, Ficci and EY found that 36 per cent of Indian companies and 25 per cent of multinational corporations in India are not compliant with this Act. Even when companies form PoSH committees, parochial attitudes persist. It’s not uncommon to hear a business leader gripe that women use the law to their advantage or that it’s an unnecessary overhead for a business.
According to Chryslynn D'Costa, Head: Diversity and Inclusion at Serein, “Some companies believe that merely having an anti-sexual harassment policy or forming an internal committee (IC) implies compliance with the law. A common misconception of many employees is that the law only covers physical forms of misconduct." She told YourStory,
How then does one explain the helplessness of the victim or the urgency of the law to someone who had never experienced harassment? How do you explain the need for gender parity to someone who has never been on the receiving end of gender inequality?
Addressing microaggressions is not a finite endeavour but requires consistent efforts to build a culture where microaggressions are recognised in the moment and addressed immediately by leadership and colleagues. It balances the onus of building an equitable space to all members of the organisation.
Inclusive hiring not only improves employee morale, but also impacts the bottom line as people prefer to do business with companies that look out for the disabled,” says Chryslynn D’Costa, who heads diversity and inclusion at Serein Inc.
There is a gap between good intentions and effective outcomes. Here's how a data-driven approach can help your organization track and meet its diversity and inclusion goals
The Financial Express
India’s new maternity law will only serve to widen the already dismal gender gap in the workplace. smaller companies, which are already reeling under the regulatory burden, who will be most impacted.
IIM-B Eximius Conference
This workshop focuses on finding practical insights that are impact-oriented and easily implementable.The session will be interactive and activity-based; a must-attend for both budding and established entrepreneurs.