Diversity & inclusion

Give everyone a voice and build community at work with diversity and inclusion initiatives in Workplace.

Over the past several years, diversity and inclusion have gained widespread recognition for being essential to the long-term success of any business. Diversity in the workplace refers to the practice of hiring people with different identities related to race, gender, age, sexual orientation and more. Inclusion refers to valuing, leveraging and engaging those differences to build a stronger work culture.

D&I is about giving everyone a voice, providing psychological safety and building community. It's also about who gets to participate, how decisions are made and what kinds of people are in a position to influence outcomes.

This guide contains tips from the "Building an inclusive Workplace" guide. Download the complete playbook here.

How to do it in Workplace

Create social employee resource groups

1. Create social employee resource groups

Social resource groups are a great way to connect people who share the same identity, and to build a system of support for people who might be underrepresented in your organisation. Some examples of groups that Facebook has include: "Black@", "Women@", "LGBTQ@", "Differently Abled@", "Desis@" and many more.


Create diversity & inclusion social groups on Workplace

Share resources in your Knowledge Library

2. Share resources in your Knowledge Library

Knowledge Library is a central space for important resources such as employee handbooks and onboarding materials. Create a new category in your Knowledge Library for inclusion and wellness resources, and share it with the whole organisation. Here are a few ideas for what to include:

  • Company D&I mission and strategy
  • Links to training courses
  • Guides for employees and people managers
  • A list of D&I groups
  • Mental health and wellness resources
  • Workplace accessibility features and how to use them
  • Links for further learning


Add D&I resources to your Knowledge Library

Hold live Q&As with experts

3. Hold live Q&As with experts

Have executives, D&I experts and ERG leads host inclusion strategy Q&As and use live video to broadcast the event to the entire organisation. These leaders can respond to employee questions in real time using the live Q&A feature, and you can encourage audience participation with comments, reactions and polls.

Broadcast a live Q&A with experts on your D&I strategy.
Celebrate diversity with internal campaigns

4. Celebrate diversity with internal campaigns

The Be the Ally campaign kit consists of a series of GIFs you can use to help define D&I-related terminology and promote your existing resources. Share a GIF in your company-wide discussion group and include links to relevant resources in the body of your post.


Be the Ally GIF

Visit the Toolkits section of the Customer Resource Centre to see other campaign kits available for download.

Make video content accessible with captions

5. Make video content accessible with captions

Remove barriers to video content by adding captions to all videos shared on Workplace. Captions are available for both live and pre-recorded videos. They can be turned on automatically, regenerated, translated and edited, or captions can be added manually using an .srt file. Learn how in the Workplace Help Centre.

Want to share this video in a Workplace post? You can download it here.

Share pronouns using the Status tool

6. Share pronouns using the Status tool

The Status tool is a great way to share your pronouns with colleagues. On desktop, click on the emoji at the bottom left of your screen and update your status with your pronouns (he/him, she/her, they/them etc.) and an emoji.

Benefits

Benefits

  • Encourage diverse opinions and ideas from your employees.
  • Create a culture that welcomes differences.
  • Develop a strong sense of community in your organisation.
  • Encourage professional development and growth.
  • Build more transparent communication around your diversity and inclusion efforts.

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