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 studies on D&I in the workplace, and more.

Reggie Willis: Making a Difference By Taking a Strategic Approach to DEI

We often find that the CDOs we speak to are driven by a passion for helping and working with people. That passion doesn’t necessarily focus on DEI specifically or exclusively, but DEI work tends to be a great outlet for that people passion. So it has been for the focus of this installment of our […]

Using Artificial Intelligence Hiring Tools May Lead to Disability Discrimination

Employers using artificial intelligence (AI) to evaluate job applicants and employees may run afoul of laws prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently warned. If your business is relying on that increasingly common technology, be sure it isn’t having a disparate impact […]

HR Works Podcast: Buying Into the Belonging Experience

Guest: DDS Dobson-Smith, CEO and founder of Soul Trained “Diversity is a fact. Inclusion is a behavior. Belonging is an experience.” In our latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, licensed therapist, author, executive coach, and CEO and founder of Soul Trained, DDS Dobson-Smith, joins to dig deeper into this quote and explain how a […]

Disability Accommodations in Post-Pandemic Work-from-Home World

In years past, employees who requested remote working arrangements were often met with strong resistance from managers, who viewed such requests as excuses to shirk responsibilities. Holding firm to a “face time” mentality, many members of management believed employees simply couldn’t be efficient and focused if they routinely worked from home. Then, of course, the […]

Driving DEI With a Passion for Pinclusion

Often, those who achieve prominence in the corporate world have a strong passion for their field. A chief financial officer might have a passion for finance, a chief legal officer may be passionate about corporate law, and a chief information officer is likely passionate about the IT function, for example. It therefore follows that chief […]

3 Steps to Make Workplace Religious Accommodations for Islamic Prayer

Few issues are more sensitive for employers than accommodating employees’ religious practices and observances. In recent years, Muslim employees and their employers have struggled with how to handle the religious requirement to perform obligatory prayers while at work. Here are some suggestions.

3 Kinds of Equity to Keep Alive as We Return to the Office

An unexpected silver lining of the pandemic is “meeting equity,” or improved access to meetings for people who previously reported being left out. Although business was once informally carried out at the watercooler or after hours with just a smattering of team members present, remote working has meant all business must happen via video, with […]

Making Every Interaction Count Through a Personal Commitment to Making Meaningful Connections

People end up in the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) space for a variety of reasons. As we’ve noticed and pointed out previously in our series on chief diversity officers (CDOs), many stumble into their careers by happy accident. Others have pursued a career in DEI from the earliest days of their professional careers, while […]

How Retrospective Bias Impacts Recruitment

When a position opens up, the goal of any hiring team is always to find the best candidate available to fill the role. However, when biases find their way into the hiring process this can prove to make the practice even more challenging. These biases are opinions, feelings, or inclinations that interviewers make about candidates […]

Reflecting on Mental Health Awareness Month

May was Mental Health Awareness Month. For those who are struggling, know that it’s okay to not be okay—please reach out for help if you need it, and remember that there are people who care about you. While the month may be over, that doesn’t mean we should stop prioritizing wellbeing. We’ve collected our favorite […]