culture of inclusion
According to Vernā Myers, "diversity is being invited to the party, and inclusion is being asked to dance."
At Nextbite, we celebrate diversity by creating an inclusive environment where everyone belongs, starting with our deep-rooted culture of embracing everyone's different realm of thought and background to come together to Build Something Better. We see D&I as a way to empower our employees to be their best selves, to build their personal and professional growth rather than just a business measure. By creating a culture that embraces Diversity & Inclusion, we've empowered hundreds of people to not just Be A Catalyst, but also disrupt the virtual restaurant space.
We offer multiple resources to employees including unconscious bias training, D&I coffee chats, and Learning & Development opportunities that encourage conversation and candid dialogue. Our training and conversations are designed to expose employees to their implicit biases, provide tools to alter thought patterns, and ultimately eliminate discriminatory behaviors. We also share relevant news sources and media to spark discussion amongst Nextbite employees to connect and share thoughts and ideas on Diversity & Inclusion.
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
Launched in 2022, our ERGs are voluntary, employee-led groups whose goals are to foster a diverse, inclusive workplace to build and align with the organization’s mission, values, goals, business practices, and objectives. Our goal is to create a safe, supportive space for employees in underrepresented groups; encouraging allyship, collaboration, and innovation for an inclusive workplace.
The Culture Committee is a cross-functional team of employees formed to discuss ideas of empowerment in support of social & cultural initiatives that speak to our core values. We act as champions for allyship, belonging, and engagement while promoting a fun & positive work environment for our fellow colleagues.
Our monthly D&I Coffee Chats are hosted to encourage an environment of belonging. We do so by hosting unrecorded events with employee-led discussions on topics such as AAPI awareness, Gender Identity & Expression, and Psychological Safety. Everyone is welcome to join, lead, or contribute however they choose, it’s another way We Win Together.
Our unconscious bias training is designed to expose employees to their implicit biases, provide tools to alter thought patterns, and ultimately eliminate discriminatory behaviors.
We offer multiple resources to employees including internal communication, trainings, and Learning & Development opportunities that encourages conversation and candid dialogue. We also share relevant news sources and media to spark discussion amongst Nextbite employees to connect and share thoughts and ideas on Diversity & Inclusion
Inclusive recruiting practices
Our talent acquisition process reflects Nextbite’s focus on diversity and inclusion. To practice inclusive recruiting, we first start with recruiting for diversity which means to look at the current employee pool and ask ‘who’s not here?’
“We believe in an inclusive talent strategy to build diverse teams at Nextbite. We look for a wide range of impact players to join the organization. The Talent team is intentional in sourcing talent from all backgrounds and have put tools in place to help us target and nurture these relationships. An inclusive hiring experience includes how we write job descriptions, the scope of the search, and the inclusivity of the interview process and panels. Our talent strategy makes sure that we provide an equal opportunity for all candidates and fight against any bias.”Nextbite Talent Acquisition