National Archives Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Diversity Frequently Asked Questions
What is Diversity?
Diversity is a workforce perspective in which unique backgrounds, beliefs, values, skills, attributes, characteristics, and similarities of all people are appreciated and valued.
Is there a cost benefit to Diversity?
We can obtain a cost benefit by measuring such things as improved employee morale, lower turnover rates, higher productivity, fewer hiring costs, and decrease in absenteeism.
Why do I have to deal with diversity issues?
When people have problems relating to each other in the workplace morale declines and productivity suffers. In addition to employee retention, a positive and inclusive work environment is important in employee recruitment.