2022 NAA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Survey
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) affects the retention and recruitment of employees and bottom-line performance in the rental housing industry. These issues have taken on even greater significance as employee turnover continues to increase and finding new employees remains challenging. To improve understanding of employee and executive perceptions regarding DE&I, the National Apartment Association (NAA) and Swift Bunny conducted two complimentary, anonymous, and voluntary national surveys to better understand the experience of employees in the rental housing industry, identify areas of opportunity to improve DE&I, and provide data to inform NAA as it continues to provide resources that members can use to implement positive actions.
In this webinar, Jen Piccotti, Chief Learning Officer with Swift Bunny, shares highlights of the DE&I survey that can support valuable conversations and action steps to improve employees’ experience of diversity, equity, and inclusion in both individual organizations and the rental housing industry overall. Piccotti shares the areas of relative strength in this industry that stakeholders can continue to build on, the topics that have the greatest difference in perception between rental housing employees and executives, as well as key insights into the spectrum of experiences perceived by different demographic categories.
To view a detailed analysis of these national findings, please download this White Paper.
What do diversity, equity and inclusion mean?
Diversity involves attracting and retaining employees from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, age groups, genders and more. Equity means there is a level playing field in terms of fair access, opportunity and advancement for all employees. Inclusion refers to the creation of an environment where employees from groups that have historically been excluded, are included, treated fairly, respectfully and have equal access to opportunities and resources.