Tag: diversity

Workplace Diversity

What Can Companies Do to Help Create an Inclusive Culture?

Deloitte has announced new research that identifies keys to driving a highly diverse and inclusive corporate culture, which in turn drives better business outcomes. Summarized in a WhatWorks® brief, the findings appear in “High-Impact Diversity and Inclusion: Maturity Model and Top Findings,” research from Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP.


How Inclusive Is Your Organization?

It can be overwhelming deciding the best course of action to take to take to nurture diversity and inclusion at your organization. It doesn’t have to be that way. To build more diverse and inclusive organizations, you need to understand the employee experience—how people from all backgrounds feel about their workplace.


Quebec City shootings: What can we learn from this tragedy?

By Brian Smeenk Six innocent men were shot in the back while praying in a Quebec City mosque on January 29. The apparently racially motivated act of violence makes us all pause to reflect. How could this happen? In a peaceful city like that? In a peaceful country like Canada? What is happening in our […]


Top 2017 Workplace Trends: Employee Diversity, Change Management, and Self-Directed Learning

The past year has undoubtedly been a trying time for our country, and its impact can be felt on both a personal and professional level. Organizations, with urgency, will need to address a growing employee demand for safe, inclusive work environments and opportunities that will allow them to advance on their own terms. Strong leaders are needed now to successfully manage these evolving demands and make the connection to improved results when investment in areas like these are made.


How to Develop a Values-Driven Organization

Profits aside, what does your company value? If that’s a head-scratching question, it’s time to take stock in what truly drives your organization. Clearly defining your core values will have many positive benefits, including appealing to like-minded customers, helping guide internal decisions, and attracting and maintaining highly engaged employees.


Teach Workers to Celebrate Diversity on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. According to BLR’s 2015 Holiday Practices Survey, 32.6% of employers provide Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a paid holiday. According to the survey, this percentage has grown slightly over the past few years (30.1% of employers offered it as a paid holiday in the 2012 survey).


Want to Appear Smart at Meetings? Don’t Ask These Questions

Yesterday we discussed questions you should ask during key situations in a business meeting. As we established, asking questions usually makes you a more engaged and appreciated participant. But not all questions are alike. Here are a few questions you need to reconsider before asking: