Below in our Diversity Resource Library you’ll find articles, eBooks, and other resources on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). Being committed to DE&I is about integrating actionable, measurable efforts into the fabric of your organization. Driving true change takes more than a line in a mission statement. Find out what you can do to further DE&I in your organization and beyond.
Partnering with healthcare organizations to embed diversity and inclusion practices into their talent strategies is one of the most important and impactful things we can do as an executive search firm. Through education, advocacy, and continued involvement with key minority-focused healthcare associations, we are addressing the disparity that ethnic minorities represent less than 2 percent of senior management positions in the healthcare industry.
Furst Group has a proven track record of successfully recruiting such diverse leaders:
We are also proud sponsors of Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Minority Leaders and Top 25 Women Leaders in Healthcare for 12 years and counting.
Commitment to diversity is a sound business practice. In fact, the evidence from many studies indicates organizations that are committed to diversity in their leadership ranks are better run and more profitable than those that aren’t. Whether you lead hospitals, health insurers, or healthcare services corporations, it’s simply smart business to have a variety of experiences and intellectual expertise around a leadership table where decisions are made. Companies that don’t heed this business practice face a very real risk of being left behind in the rapidly changing world of healthcare.
According to a Harvard Business Review article by David Rock and Heidi Grant, diversity is a reliable engine for innovation. They point to a British study that shows …