Category: Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is an important and ongoing strategy of any HR plan. Ensuring that your company supports hiring, engaging, and retaining diverse workers with varied backgrounds will set your company up for long-term success and an increased bottom line. This topic offers the latest strategies for talent management, key insights from diversity leaders, case studys on D&I in the workplace, and more.

Championing Diversity While Pursuing Inclusion

One of the most interesting aspects of our series on chief diversity officers (CDOs) and other leaders in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and people management is the paths they’ve taken to reach their current positions. Rarely do we speak with diversity or HR leaders who say they knew from early on they wanted to […]

10th Circuit Rejects Harassment Charges, Revives Premises Liability Claim

The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all New Mexico employers) recently affirmed the summary dismissal of a sexual harassment discrimination lawsuit against a pipeline construction company and a pipeline operator’s successor-in-interest but sent the related premises liability claim back to the lower court.

Strong Evidence Needed to Prove Race Bias When Same Person Hired, Fired Worker

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbids discrimination based on numerous protected categories (e.g., race) in any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, and any other term or condition of employment. It’s not uncommon for employees to allege discrimination based on a protected category known at the time […]

How to Recognize, Stop Microaggressions at Work

“Death by a thousand cuts.” That’s what microaggressions feel like to the affected individual. Read on to learn how to recognize and stop the indignities from happening in your workplace. What are Microaggressions? Dr. Derald Wing Sue, a Columbia University professor and pioneer in the field of cross-cultural studies, defines microaggressions as “brief and commonplace […]

The Long-Term Impacts of Workplace Sexual Harassment

Unfortunately, sexual harassment is a reality in workplaces around the world, including advanced Western economies that one might expect to be more progressive. Workplace sexual harassment is also notoriously underreported, due in large part to the stigma that is sometimes felt by the victim, the fear of retribution, and the belief that nothing will be […]

Best Practices for Improving DEI Recruitment in 2022

If the last weeks of the year have taught us anything, it’s that the change and uncertainty in our world are here to stay. As organizations strive to compete for talent, the need for recruiting practices that embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) becomes even more important to ensure all talent feels a sense of […]

Making an Impact on DEI at Workday and Around the World

The murder of George Floyd and the resulting focus on the Black Lives Matter movement have fueled a renewed focus on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) not just in the United States but also around the world. There is a wide range of issues companies are grappling with today. The pandemic, of […]

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Just Whine, Baby: Gruden Sues NFL Over Leaked E-Mails

The Oakland . . . I mean Los Angeles . . . I mean Oakland . . . I mean Las Vegas Raiders have a tradition of high-profile litigation second to no one in sports. Al Davis’ “just win, baby” philosophy spilled off the gridiron and into courtroom battles as well. So, it comes as […]

HR Works Podcast: A New Year for DE&I

Guest: Amy Hull, Director and Head of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Paycor In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we are joined by Amy Hull, Director and Head of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Paycor, a global leader in human capital management and leading HR software provider. Listen as Amy explains why […]

DEI in a Hybrid Environment: What Managers Need to Know

Hybrid work is the new normal. While employees see endless benefits, managers should consider the pitfalls that also come with a part-virtual office, including the detachment of an organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. The radical shift to a virtual workplace that we’ve seen over the past 2 years has challenged DEI efforts across […]