HR Glossary / Workplace Diversity

Workplace diversity is the degree to which various characteristics (e.g., age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or religion) differ in the workforce of a given organization.


What Are the Benefits of Workplace Diversity?

Workplace diversity fosters diverse points of view, encourages equality within the team, and allows for a wider range of talents.

Some benefits of diversity in the workplace include:

  • Improving employee engagement;
  • Reducing employee turnover;
  • Enriching employer branding;
  • Increasing creativity.

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