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.

Summer Hammons: Finding Her Way into Diversity, Equity, and Belonging

Maybe it just comes with the territory of being in the HR and development business, but HR Daily Advisor always finds it interesting to hear about the career trajectory of corporate leaders. While some have had their current role in their sights since they were children, others seem to stumble into their fields completely by […]

How Organizations Can Recover from the Pandemic’s Impact on Pay Equity and Transparency

The gender pay gap has taken a hit during the pandemic, with economists predicting it may take nearly 20 years to recover to pre-pandemic levels of equality. At the same time, the workplace has been completely transformed, likely for good, with changes resulting from an overnight switch to remote work and fluctuating economic uncertainty.

Protecting Employee Psychological Safety Amid Online Harassment

Employee psychological safety, a vital factor in any organization’s productivity, is increasingly under threat. With a recent Boston University study showing that cases of depression and anxiety went up by 300% last year, employees have never been at greater risk of burnout. However, while much of this recent wave of adverse mental health is due […]

HR Works Podcast: VR Sexual Harassment and DEI Training

Way back in April 2019, I spoke with today’s guest about virtual reality and sexual harassment. Some things have changed since then (I’m looking at you, pandemic), but some things are the same (I’m looking at YOU, ineffective sexual harassment training). Either way, we are very pleased to have with us again today Morgan Mercer. […]

How to Use Structured Hiring to Build Inclusive Workplaces

A great hiring process is a business necessity and can be a major competitive advantage—if done right. It’s about more than streamlining paperwork and getting roles filled quickly; your ability to hire the right people in the right roles at the right time is the deciding factor in how well your business performs. As a […]

Top HR Concerns of American HR Executives

Human resources is an ever-changing field where new challenges emerge time and again. The shift in work patterns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and focus on racial and social justice in broader society are just two recent examples. According to the HR Policy Association’s Annual Membership Survey, which saw a one-third response rate, there are […]

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Mutual Mistake Helps Ex-Employee’s Bias, Retaliation Claims Avoid Dismissal

If a terminated employee signs a contract releasing all claims against you, she can’t sue you, right? Wrong. A new Missouri Court of Appeals decision illustrates the effect a mutual mistake by the parties can have on the enforceability of the release. Read on to learn how Missouri courts analyze the issue. Facts From 2001 […]

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Yes, It’s Time to Conduct (Another) Pay Equity Self-Audit

Many Massachusetts employers conducted pay equity self-audits in 2018, just before or soon after the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA) went into effect. Although it probably seems like it was only yesterday, July 1, 2021, will mark the third anniversary of the MEPA’s implementation. If your organization conducted a self-evaluation in 2018, you need to […]

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Unconscious Bias Training Isn’t Just a Tick-the-Box Activity

Proponents of unconscious bias training argue that unconscious bias not only is present in all of us but also can and does have big impacts on how businesses treat employees and customers. High-profile racial incidents impacting big brands and the dearth of women and people of color in prominent roles in many industries are often […]