10 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Interview Questions Every Professional and Employer Needs to Know

Why DE&I Is Important on Both Sides

Prepare with the Right Questions

  1. What is the difference between diversity, equity, and inclusion? Why are they important?
  2. What does DE&I mean to you personally?
  3. What does a commitment to DE&I mean for an organization, and what actions do you expect a company to take specifically?
  4. How can we ensure that diverse ways of thinking and working are valued and encouraged in our organization?
  5. What do you consider an ideal work culture?
  6. How do you try to understand different perspectives in the workplace?
  7. How would you approach DE&I with someone who didn’t understand its importance and value?
  8. How would you handle a situation where someone was acting inappropriately, or where someone made a prejudiced remark?
  9. How would you make your direct reports or team members feel a sense of inclusion and belonging on a daily basis?
  10. What are some of the biggest challenges in DE&I and how would you address them?
  1. What does DE&I mean to you and your organization?
  2. What are your DE&I goals? How do you measure progress? How do you report it?
  3. How do you ensure DE&I in the hiring, performance evaluation, and promotion processes?
  4. Do you have leadership training aimed at underrepresented groups?
  5. Do you have a formal DE&I team?
  6. Do you have training for employees/managers on DE&I issues?
  7. Do you have Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) or affinity groups?
  8. What is your process for handling workplace issues? Is there a safe way to communicate concerns?
  9. How do you foster open communication and celebrate diverse ideas and people?
  10. How does your company culture value diversity and create opportunities for people to be themselves and connect with others?

Looking for more resources on diversity and inclusion? Check out this page on our website to learn about ATR’s stance and the ways we can support you, whether in hiring or job searching.

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