Supporting Employees around Race & Culture: How To Optimise Training & Development

Providing equal training and development opportunities for employees of all racial and ethnic backgrounds is crucial for building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Here are some strategies that your games business can use to achieve this goal…


Implement a formal career development programme: A formal career development program can help ensure that all employees have equal opportunities to gain skills and experience that will enable them to progress within the company. Such a programme should be transparent and should provide clear guidelines on how to qualify for promotions and advancement opportunities.

Offer training and development opportunities: Training and development opportunities should be available to all employees, regardless of their race or ethnicity. This can include training in technical skills, leadership skills, and other areas that are relevant to the employee’s job or career goals. Companies should also ensure that training and development opportunities are accessible to employees with disabilities or other special needs.

Establish mentoring programmes: Mentoring can provide valuable guidance and support to employees as they navigate their careers. A formal mentoring program should be available to all employees, and should match mentors and mentees based on their skills, interests, and career goals. Mentors should be trained on how to provide effective guidance and support, and should be encouraged to provide regular feedback and encouragement to their mentees.

Encourage diversity in hiring and promotions: Companies should take active steps to encourage diversity in hiring and promotions. This can include recruiting from a wider range of sources, such as historically ethnically diverse colleges and universities, and using blind screening processes to reduce the impact of unconscious bias. Companies should also ensure that promotion decisions are based on objective criteria, and that managers are held accountable for promoting diversity within their teams.

Foster a culture of inclusion: Finally, companies should foster a culture of inclusion that values and celebrates diversity. This can include hosting diversity and inclusion events, providing opportunities for employees to share their experiences and perspectives, and recognising and celebrating cultural holidays and events. Managers and supervisors should also be trained on how to foster an inclusive workplace culture, and should be held accountable for creating a supportive and welcoming environment for all employees.

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