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Aleria Opens Groundbreaking One-Year Inclusion Program for Small Businesses

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NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / September 20, 2022 / As one of the foremost leaders in diversity, equity, and inclusion, Aleria has helped large organizations across the country increase employee satisfaction, achieve diversity goals and drive business performance through inclusion initiatives. While their work has been celebrated for transforming larger enterprises, the Aleria team strongly believes in the value of creating a culture of inclusion from day one and has been searching for opportunities to help smaller companies do exactly that.

That opportunity has now arrived.

Aleria, Tuesday, September 20, 2022, Press release picture
Aleria, Tuesday, September 20, 2022, Press release picture

Aleria recently announced that they will be opening Inclusion for Small Businesses, an exclusive cohort that provides expert analysis and DEI guidance for smaller companies and startups. The program opens in October and will run through the end of 2023, offering businesses a rare opportunity to dramatically improve their DEI systems and processes with help from industry leaders.

Aleria, Tuesday, September 20, 2022, Press release picture
Aleria, Tuesday, September 20, 2022, Press release picture

As Aleria co-founder Arshiya Malik explains, the cohort will be instrumental for companies and business leaders who are searching for meaningful ways to improve their inclusion practices - and for founders who are still coming to understand how DEI affects their business.

"Business leaders are constantly influencing company culture through their decisions, actions and words," Malik says. "You are making DEI-related decisions, whether you are being intentional about them or not."

The challenge for many startups and smaller companies is that they often lack the resources, experience or personnel to craft meaningful inclusion practices. That is where Aleria can help - with guidance from DEI experts and data-driven analysis, company leaders can see exactly where they need to make the most pivotal changes. With this level of focused feedback, founders and managers are able to improve their company in profound ways - leading to greater employee engagement, retention, and trust.

Aleria, Tuesday, September 20, 2022, Press release picture
Aleria, Tuesday, September 20, 2022, Press release picture

Aleria has primarily worked with large corporations because of the nature of their work. Unlike other DEI consulting firms, Aleria collects anonymous, narrative data from employees, allowing them to describe their day-to-day experiences in detail. From there, they organize the information leveraging their groundbreaking Categories of Inclusion framework and present leadership teams with unique insights and clear actionable opportunities for impact. Across a large organization, the narrative assessments work well; however, in smaller organizations, maintaining the employees' anonymity presents a more significant challenge.

Aleria has solved this issue with their upcoming cohort. Instead of drawing inferences from a single company, they will be working across multiple businesses, gaining insights from a larger pool. In doing so, they will be able to help each company improve with personalized, highly-tailored feedback, while also preserving the anonymity of the individuals within each organization.

As Malik explains, companies should be considering their DEI practices from the moment they launch a business. However, that can be difficult to achieve, especially with limited resources and staffing. By partnering with Aleria, organizations will now have the tools to make inclusion part of their corporate ethos, building a workplace culture that empowers every employee to grow and thrive.

Because small companies and startups often have limited resources, Aleria is providing the cohort program at a fraction of the cost, giving businesses access to the industry's best analysis and guidance, and setting them on a road to success.

"We understand that small businesses don't always have the time or resources to commit to this work at a higher level, so we want to provide them with actions they can take and solutions they can use now," Malik says. "We want to make it approachable for them."

Aleria is currently accepting applications for their small business cohort. Companies with 50 or fewer employees are invited to apply at www.aleria.tech/smallbiz-inclusion.

Media Details
Website URL: https://www.aleria.tech
Company Name: Aleria
Email address: info@aleria.tech
Country: USA

SOURCE: Aleria

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