Research has shown that organisations that invest in promoting equality, diversity and inclusion have improved employee productivity, and are more effective at recruiting and retaining the best candidates.?Diamond?isn?t just about gathering statistics: it?s about generating a cultural change in how we monitor and reflect diversity across broadcasting. Promoting diversity involves looking beyond the established networks of colleagues and talent with whom you have existing relationships.
This helps to attract programme-making talent that may otherwise be ?locked-out? of the industry, while more diverse talent on-screen helps to attract audiences from across different segments of society. This in turn makes organisations more competitive and can help them to win contracts and funding. Economic studies show that diverse organisations outperform their sectors in terms of both revenue and growth.