Some people see us young professionals as young and brash, however we all have our own opinion and we should also be encouraged to share this. How do you ensure that your voice is heard within your organization? What steps can you take to enforce this? We will discuss this and more with Hussein Dia, policy officer at the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (SER Diversity at Work) and HEMA's own Recruitment & Branding Lead Nicole Oosterveer.
HEMA is the 253rd employer that has signed the Dutch Diversity Charter to improve diversity and inclusiveness. The Dutch Diversity Charter is part of a European network of 26 Diversity Charters and embedded in the Social and Economic Council.
By signing this Charter HEMA signed a declaration of intent to promote diversity and inclusiveness in all of its business units and to operationalize goals and efforts to achieve more D&I at the workplace. In collaboration with SER Diversity at Work (part of the Social and Economic Council), HEMA wants to increase employees' awareness of diversity and inclusiveness by signing the declaration. By signing the declaration, HEMA emphasises its most important core value, namely that HEMA is truly a company for everyone.
About the speaker
Hussein Adam Dia is a policy officer at the Social Economic Council (SER Diversity at Work) and maintains relations with parties within the private sector.
In particular, he has an expertise in age diversity, ethnic-cultural diversity and diversity in employee participation bodies. Hussein studied political science in Berlin and Leiden and did an internship at the German Federal Government and the Germany Institute Amsterdam with a focus on migration policy. With his educational background, he supports companies to operationalize a more diverse workforce and inclusive business operations.
12:00-12:05 Introduction of the speaker
12:10-12:20 Talk by Diversity manager from HEMA
12:20-12:45 Presentation by Hussein