Effective diversity programs in construction

Effective Diversity Programs in Construction

Sean offered his perspective to Kim Slowey for this ConstructionDive.com article on why effective diversity and inclusion programs (that actually get implemented) are so important to the North American construction industry.


…top-down initiatives and pledges must consist of more than a written policy, said Sean Reid, president of Arrowhead Coaching and Facilitation Solutions. Giving lip service with no follow through calls into question the overall integrity of the company and says to employees and stakeholders that it does not live by the words it promotes, he said.

“It’s counterproductive for a company to go to the trouble of developing a diversity plan and then stick it on a shelf to gather dust,” Reid said.


Reid, the business consultant, said programs like these contribute to and support the recruitment of workers into the company and help retain workers and increase productivity.

“Most importantly, they send a message to the broader business community and to the broader stakeholder community focused on construction that this industry is open to all who want to participate in it,” Reid said. “To those people who want to be part of building our cities and our communities and our infrastructure.”
Read the full article here.

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