Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

Our members determine which themes we act on. We work on organizations that are open to talent and where every employee, regardless of personal characteristics or background, feels valuable and welcome.

People make organizations. People have different backgrounds, talents and motivations. In order to be able to supply the right products and services to a broad group of customers in rapidly developing, often global markets, it is important to develop and implement those products and services with a diverse group of employees. They can help you make the right choices and prevent blunders. In addition, in a labor market with great scarcity, it is even more important to appeal to the widest possible group of potential employees and to take good care of the people who already work for you. It is therefore necessary to pay attention to the diversity of your workforce and to pay attention to an open culture within the organization, so that everyone can feel welcome.

For this we do the following:

1. Share knowledge about the bias-free recruitment and selection process for employees. What knowledge, insights and experiences are there to remove prejudices from this process, so that you create the space to address and interest broader groups in your vacancy and attract the most suitable person to fill that vacancy. In doing so, we involve knowledge from science, the market and the experiences of other members.

2. Share experiences about the elements that are important to develop an inclusive culture in the workplace. How do you approach that, what works and when can it go completely off the rails? What do we actually know about each other and each other's backgrounds, passions and motives? How do we bring it up and take each other into account. How to become and remain an inclusive leader?

More diversity in terms of gender, age, background, but also, for example, how people think and learn (neurodiversity) is desperately needed. Those differences determine the path someone has traveled to get where they are now and that generally says something about the way someone views and deals with problems. In this way we make our organizations and companies richer, more effective. That is why, on behalf of CIO Platform Nederland, I am committed to more diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace – also in our field.

Diversity & Inclusion news

Theme session ‘How unbiased hiring can help you win the war for talent' March 16th. Did you miss it! Join us on April 5th in Utrecht

NB 2023-03-16 Diviersity & Inclusion  - Unbiased Hiring3/17/23, 10:52 AM 3/17/23, 10:52 AM On March 16th, an enthusiastic group of members of CIO Platform Nederland started working on 'unbiased hiring' at Britt van den Berg (she/her) (chairman CIO Committee Diversity & Inclusion, board member) CIO of SVB. full story

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Diversity & Inclusion events

  1. CXO/HRO Theme session ‘Inclusive Leadership' Amsterdam

    A new CIO Committee on Diversity & Inclusion was launched at the end of 2022. In spring, we organized a meeting on objective recruitment /unbiased hiring. This time we are building on that with a meeting on 'Inclusive Leadership' with experspeakers and a contribution from PostNL and ABN AMRO.

    03 Oct
  2. CEG Management Support | Agile working for the assistant – how can we apply Agile in our work! | Renewi Zoeterwoude

    This CEG unites the assistants of the member CIOs. The rapidly digitizing working environment and working virtual require a high demand of the flexibility and adjustment skils of the management assistant. The meeting highlights current challenges. On the agenda for example best practices to challenge the issues, break-outs and tips from other assistants and/or an expert.
    This afternoon we will discuss what Agile working means in our profession and how we can apply agile working in our work.

    05 Oct

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