#WeStandStrong in the name of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

By João Safara

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) are not just buzzwords anymore, they are crucial parts in the DNA of today’s organizations. Cultivation of initiatives centered around DE&I creates a culture of openness and mutual support that nurtures employees and facilitates innovation.


This can bring outstanding results for both growing and well-established companies. Research shows that DE&I enhances innovation up to 20%, while also generating better financial results for organizations. But why?


DE&I is not about showing that your workforce is composed of different races or ethnicities. It is about actively supporting the rights and needs of different cultural groups, incorporating them into your talent management strategy and making sure that everyone’s voice is heard. This will result in higher levels of workforce engagement and motivation.


At Talkdesk®, we know the value of supporting our people and allowing them to be themselves in the workplace. We pride ourselves on being an extremely innovative company that moves fast and quickly adapts to shifting customer demands. This would not happen without an understanding and recognition of everyone’s individuality in order to bring out the best in our globally diverse team.

"Celebrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion means we strive to understand and integrate different backgrounds, experiences, expertise and ways of thinking in order to celebrate each individual Talkdesker and bring out the best in our global family."

Shauna Geraghty, senior vice president, people and operations, Talkdesk

As we navigate through the month of June, celebrated worldwide as LGBTQ+* Pride Month, and also witness a rise in anti-racist demonstrations thanks to the #BlackLivesMatter movement, we feel it is our duty to work alongside our customers, partners, prospects and colleagues for a culture of empathy and acceptance. We firmly believe that genuine inclusivity is the best way to celebrate your workforce and elevate its many talents.


All job openings at Talkdesk proudly welcome talent from every ethnic and racial identity, indigenous heritage, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.


In times of uncertainty, where most people are working from home and social distancing is advised, we still need to raise our voices to celebrate cultural minorities and fight for their rights. As such, now more than ever is the time to stand together, support each other and act as one.


#WeStandStrong

*The community is also referred to as simply LGBT or LGBTQIA. Please check the available glossary here.


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João Safara

João Safara has extensive experience in content production and management, and enjoys balancing that with people-driven initiatives such as supporting diversity and employer branding. In his free time, you can find João surfing through crime novels, relaxing at the nearest beach or imagining ways to create a more equal and positive society.