Diversity and Inclusion Enhancement

We believe that effective diversity and inclusion strategies must be embedded throughout the operations of an organization and presented as integral to its success. Stakeholders must be engaged in conversations and training which enables them to understand and “buy-in” to the importance of diversity / inclusion to the success of the organization and their personal success.


The Barthwell Group Approach

The Barthwell Group has creative, proprietary methods to help clients enhance the diversity and inclusion of their organizations. We focus on understanding the organization’s climate for diversity by obtaining the frank input of its stakeholders, developing an interactive strategy to enhance diversity, creating sustainable pipelines to increase diverse personnel, coordinating the implementation of the diversity strategy, and monitoring progress against quantifiable metrics. As part of our services we often assist our clients in building sustainable, mutually beneficial relationships with institutions and organizations (including minority serving institutions) which consistently yield highly-qualified diverse candidates; and create customized, engaging training programs to ensure “buy-in” among stakeholders.

The Barthwell Group Solution for Diversity and Inclusion Enhancement:

  • Understand the Client’s Diversity and Inclusion Goals
  • Conduct a comprehensive assessment of the current environment
  • Develop and implement a customized interactive strategy to enhance diversity and inclusion
  • Build relationships with pipelines which provide sustainable pools of highly qualified diverse talent (e.g., minority serving institutions and organizations)
  • Develop tools to measure results


  • Enhancing the Diversity Recruitment Practices and Inclusive Environment at a Research Division of a Branch of the U.S. Military

    Challenge

    Although the research division of a branch of the U.S. military had several relationships with Minority Serving Institutions, these relationships were not attracting diverse candidates to its work force. Annual employee surveys indicated some dissatisfaction among minorities with the work environment, but did not provide in-depth explanations of the causes.

    The Barthwell Group Solution

    The Barthwell Group developed customized assessment instruments and interviewed over 160 stakeholders from 24 MSIs and four military bases in order to gain in-depth insights regarding: (i) the relationship between the Client and the MSIs, and (ii) the environment for diverse professionals within the Client’s organization. The comprehensive analysis, presented by The Barthwell Group to the Division’s highest governing body, provided the Client with new, substantive insights and actionable recommendations to enhance its relationships with MSIs and the environment for minority professionals. The Division is in the process of implementing these recommendations.