Melinda Wolfe has seen employers make important strides in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) over the years, but she’s also seen setbacks. And she’s learned that to avoid setbacks and continue progress, employers have to be open to change and make systematic improvements to policies and practices in the workplace.
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.
With the move toward virtual interviews, hiring managers have to be careful to avoid not only the biases they might encounter during an in-person interview but also a whole new set of potential biases when interviewing someone in their home environment.
Why is it that some companies thrive when faced with change while others falter? How is it that companies that have been around for decades can suddenly lose market share to new ventures seemingly overnight? The answer often boils down to two key factors: vision and execution.
Hiring diverse talent requires more than just checking a box, it requires a deep understanding of the diverse talent you’re trying to attract and retain.
The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers employers in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin—recently heard a claim in which a Chicago janitor says he was passed up for a promotion due to his age. However, the employer says it was because he failed to pass the exams required for the promotion. Does the janitor have […]
As many as 20% of employees experiencing pregnancy and childbirth will also endure the debilitating—and potentially life-threatening—impact of postpartum depression (PPD). Even more concerning is that the 2020 pandemic is amplifying the challenges of PPD as new parents try to cope with the stress of isolation from family and friends, the fear of contracting COVID-19 and […]
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, which extended federal statutory protections to the LGBTQ community, many have wondered how the decision might affect other employment litigation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has sparked significant emotion in the past few months. Ever since the NBA season restarted, TV viewers are seeing the phrase emblazoned on the courts and on some players’ jerseys. What you won’t see on TV are the large employers that have faced significant backlash for attempting to prohibit […]
The U.S. Department of Education recently updated its regulations to Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 for the first time in many years. The final regulations, which require covered institutions to significantly change the way they respond to sexual harassment and misconduct allegations, were subsequently challenged in court by attorneys general (AGs) […]
While employers are understandably concerned about disparate treatment claims, the courts have become increasingly demanding in what they require from employees to establish the employer actually treated them differently enough to support the finding of a prohibited animus.