When you help a business embrace, practice and enforce Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), you’re playing a huge part in making it safer and more diverse for its employees. These actions improve workplace productivity as people are given equal opportunities to speak up, join in, and share their varied skills. Employees will feel respected and appreciated as a company embraces each person’s individuality. One of the top benefits of being an EEO Investigator is that you get to assist in empowering an organization’s employees and encouraging teamwork. When employees feel like they are part of a team, they are more likely to take pride in their work and be a more productive member of the organization.
“Simply feeling like you’re part of a team of people working on a task makes people more motivated as they take on challenges,” says Stanford psychological scientist Gregory Walton.
Creating Spaces Where People Can Tell Their Story
Being an EEO investigator can be quite a rewarding career. It’s offers purpose and gives you a sense of actually creating a space where people can tell their story. Employees need to be heard, especially in situations where they feel that discrimination has taken place or that they’ve been treated unfairly. As an investigator, you can make a difference for these employees just by listening to their story, gathering the information accurately, and sharing this information with the appropriate people within the company that can make decisions. Employees need to feel that there is a place in the company where they can go to feel safe, protected, and encouraged to describe the events that have taken place.
Building An Organization’s Reputation
By working as an EEO Investigator, you also get to help improve the reputation of a company. People are always in search of a business that has a strong brand reputation, and if the organization has an employee-centric work culture, this helps increase its value and credibility. A strong reputation can only be achieved when it’s built from the ground up. By having effective EEO policies in place, a business is doing wonders for its reputation. As a Workplace EEO Investigator, you get the honor of helping to implement and enforce these policies. What a great feeling to know that your job helps to improve the reputation and quality of a workplace and make it a great place for people to work.
Making A Difference in Your Organization and With Employees
Another benefit of this role includes lasting satisfaction and the knowledge that you’re making a difference in the world, not just your organization. You get to assist in helping the organization’s entire staff treat one another with respect and appreciation. As you help to resolve issues, lessen the risk of lawsuits, and reduce costs for EEO-related problems, you will have the intrinsic reward of knowing that you’re contributing to creating an inclusive work environment, but also lessening risk and saving the organization money.
An EEO Investigator has the ability to make a crucial contribution to its organization, especially in today’s employment culture. People come from all walks of life and bring lots of differences, so to help a company create and enforce an inclusive culture is not just lucrative but truly a rewarding career.