Diversity, Inclusion Drive Workplace Productivity


DE&I Torc
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Companies are constantly seeking innovative strategies to streamline processes, optimize workflows, and empower their workforce to achieve optimal results. Here at Torc, we believe that fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace is a powerful approach to unlocking significant productivity gains.

Diverse Perspectives and Productivity are Innovation Boosters 

Diversity encompasses a wide range of factors, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic background, experience, and skillset. When building teams, prioritizing diversity ensures access to a broader talent pool, enriching the organization with a wider range of perspectives and experiences. This rich tapestry of viewpoints fuels innovation and problem-solving.

Diversity alone, however, is not enough. To truly unlock the potential of a diverse workforce, companies must cultivate an inclusive environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and empowered to contribute unique talents and perspectives. 

Consider a product development team tasked with creating a new software application. A team composed solely of engineers with similar backgrounds might overlook potential user needs or fail to anticipate specific challenges faced by diverse user groups. However, a team incorporating designers, marketers, and engineers from varied backgrounds can leverage unique knowledge and experiences to create a more comprehensive, user-centric product. 

A diverse, inclusive workplace fosters a culture of innovation that leads to more effective solutions.

At Torc, we integrate these insights into our business model by leveraging our AI-powered talent platform. One example is matching US companies with highly skilled, productive nearshore talent from Latin America. This approach not only enhances diversity within our clients teams but also ensures they benefit from the rich perspectives and innovative ideas that a cross-section of talent brings to the table. 

Further, it fosters diversity and inclusion within the developer community by removing demographic and geographic factors from the equation and focusing instead on productivity and quality of work. Leaning into these key performance indicators ensures that every developer is evaluated on skills and contributions rather than background or location. This objective approach creates a level playing field, allowing all talent to thrive and bringing together varied perspectives that drive innovation and success in every project.

Fostering an Inclusive Environment

Employees who feel supported by their managers and colleagues are more likely to contribute their best efforts and remain with the company. According to BCG, employees who believe their managers support them have a 4% attrition risk compared to a 17% attrition risk for those who do not. 

Evidence supports the positive impact of diversity and inclusion on performance and ROI, and that it extends beyond a healthy work environment. According to LinkedIn, inclusive teams are over 35% more productive, while research by Cloverpop indicates that diverse teams make better decisions 87% of the time. This translates to a significant advantage in today’s competitive landscape.

Furthermore, promoting an inclusive culture and workplace strengthens employer branding, which attracts a wider pool of technology talent and keeps them for longer periods of time. Research from LinkedIn indicates that employers that actively showcase diversity in job postings receive 26% more applications from women. According to BCG, employees who feel their perspectives matter are nearly 2.4 times less likely to quit. This translates into significant cost savings when it comes to attrition and recruitment.


Diversity and inclusion are not just ethical imperatives; they are business imperatives that drive productivity, innovation, and overall performance. At Torc, we have seen firsthand the transformative impact they have on workplace productivity and morale. Our AI-powered platform is designed to help companies build diverse, global teams that drive speed, quality and innovation into every step of talent engagement and digital enablement processes. By partnering with Torc, companies not only meet staffing and digital transformation needs but also promote a culture of community and inclusivity that supports long-term success.


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