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What We Learned From … HR Diversity Week 2023

We’ve enjoyed a full week of online events and digital resources around diversity, equity, and inclusion. As this year’s HR Diversity Week comes to a close, let’s take a look at what we’ve learned from the event’s discussions and resources.


What We Learned Diversity Week

Seat at the Table Podcast  | Implementing a Preferred Name at Work

Join host and HR Daily Advisor editor, Bianca Herron, for the latest episode of the A Seat at the Table Podcast. Listen as she is joined by Wynne Nowland, chairwoman and CEO of Bradley & Parker, as they discuss ways to implement and use preferred pronouns in the workplace.

Panel Discussion | Being Mindful of Gendered Language in the Workplace

Panelists: Sheree Haggan (She/Her), Global Diversity Strategist & Professional Speaker; Larry Nelson-Guillen (He/Him/His), Human Resources Professional and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practitioner; and Darci J. Dunn, CHRS, GPHR (She/Her), President of EssentialHR

Key Takeaways: How do employers share best practices about gender neutral language or pronouns? One of the ways to bring that together is to lead by example. Precision is the most important thing. You can be inclusive by directly saying, “How do you like to be addressed?” Check out the rest of the panel discussion for more best practices!


HR Works Podcast  | Moving DEI Culture from Awareness to Strategy

Tune in for an exciting episode of our weekly podcast, HR Works, as host Josh Zygmont shares a recent conversation with experienced DEI practitioner, HR professional and recent Diversity Week panel discussion guest, Larry Nelson-Guillen. Listen as the two discuss the impact that the current wave of layoffs is having on DEI culture and how HR teams can implement a DEI strategy that endures.


Feature Article | Emerging Analysis Sheds Light on Effectiveness of Pay Transparency Laws

Income inequality is one of the most impactful and persistent sources of broader inequality in the United States, with women, Hispanics, and African-Americans earning considerably less than white and Asian men. In an attempt to address this sticky problem, jurisdictions around the United States have turned to pay transparency laws. HR Daily Advisor’s Contributing Editor, Lin Grensing-Pophal, takes a closer look at the latest legislation and standards that are helping to combat income inequality.


“Faces of HR” Feature  | Best of Diversity Leaders

“Faces of HR” profiles your peers and asks them about their experiences, successes, challenges, current practices, aspirations, and opinions on topics impacting HR and the workforce. In this latest edition of our Faces of HR profile series, we look back and share some of our favorite responses from HR leaders who are driving change and making an impact across the DEI community.

Educational Webinar | Update on U.S. State and Canadian Province Required Harassment Training

Speakers: Lindsey Davis, Partner at Quarles & Brady; Charles Freericks, Director of Learning Program Advisory at SAI360; Jon Bricker, VP of Sales at SAI360; and Christine Brown, VP of Learning Product at SAI360

Key Takeaways: MeToo and Times Up empowered many employees to feel more comfortable coming forward with concerns about their work environments. Other major events and tragedies have also led to a heightened focus and an increased call for change in the areas of harassment. More and more states and localities require harassment training, and even if it’s not required, employers should offer anti-harassment training to your employees on a regular basis.


HR Work Break Podcast  | LGBTQ Identity in the Workplace

Host Maddy Collins is joined by Vicki Salemi, Career Expert at Monster. Tune in as they review the findings of a recent Monster survey on navigating gender and identity in the workforce, while discussing some of the common challenges and disconnects seen between employers and LGBTQ workers.

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