The Diversity Workforce Coalition (DWC) in Manchester and the NH Health & Equity Partnership are accepting applications for the Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Award. The award will recognize organizations that have engaged in activities to recruit, train, and retain individuals who increase their institution’s diversity. Entry to this award is open to all organizations across the corporate, government, community, and not-for-profit sectors.
“Organizations that embrace diversity and inclusion understand not only the importance of providing a work environment where individuals are treated equally, but that an inclusive culture leads to an engaged staff,” says DWC Board President Tina Sharby. “Staff who are engaged are less likely to leave, more likely to be involved, and are more motivated and committed employees. This award helps us to recognize organizations that have truly embraced a diverse and inclusive culture.”
Last year’s winner was Vapotherm of Exeter, which was recognized for its ability to build and uphold a culture of trust where diversity and inclusivity drive excellence in performance at every level of the organization. The City of Nashua and Comfort Inn of Concord were finalists and cited for their considerable achievements in diversity and inclusion.
Nominations for this year’s award program will be accepted until January 31, 2020. Candidates will be selected for a site visit, conducted by selection committee representatives, with the final winner announced March 12, 2020.
The Diversity Workforce Coalition is comprised of employers and other community members whose purpose is to promote diversity in the workplace through education, training, enhanced networking opportunities, and to identify and connect resources to its members and the public.
The New Hampshire Health & Equity Partnership is a public-private collaborative effort of philanthropic organizations, public health agencies, community-based organizations, advocates and others concerned with health equity.