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.

Emerging DEI Trends for 2024

As organizations continue to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), staying abreast of emerging trends is crucial for HR professionals and managers. Here’s a look at the significant DEI trends shaping workplaces in 2024. Increased Focus on Intersectionality In 2024, DEI programs are increasingly recognizing intersectionality, addressing overlapping social identities and their related systems of […]

Well-being is a State of Mind: 4 Tips for Tapping into the Mind-Body Connection

There is a demonstrated connection between mental and physical health, but which comes first? The answer is: Both. Ultimately, true wellbeing is not a matter of being physically or mentally healthy, but a combination of the two. In fact, the World Health Organization defines health as a state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing, […]

Leading with Inclusivity: Olakunle Arowolo’s Journey to DE&I Excellence at Actalent

Olakunle (Kunle) Arowolo stands at the forefront of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives at Actalent, a global leader in engineering and science services. With a rich background spanning 18 years across various roles from recruitment to DE&I leadership, Arowolo’s journey is a testament to the evolving nature of corporate inclusivity. Career Path to DE&I […]

How Organizations Must Build DEI Programs Fit for 2024

As organizations navigate the landscape of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) today, their focus has shifted from simply defining DEI and reiterating its importance to focusing on how to successfully measure and achieve its intended outcome: fostering an environment where all employees can thrive and feel a sense of belonging. But how do HR teams […]

Menopause as a Source of Premature Workplace Attrition

In a challenging labor market, retaining skilled employees is paramount for businesses aiming to maintain competitiveness and operational continuity. Employee turnover not only disrupts workflow but also incurs significant costs related to recruitment, training, and lost productivity. As such, understanding the diverse reasons behind employee departures is essential for developing effective retention strategies. While many […]

Adult Autism is Increasing: How HR Can Support Business Evolution 

Ideally, businesses hire and retain great employees. Yet as every business owner knows, the balance of finding, hiring, and fully utilizing talent is difficult. The challenge becomes more difficult as younger generations have differing workforce demands and needs. The number of American adults with mental health disorders is rising. Over the past decade, studies have […]

Answers to Questions About Upcoming EEO-1 Reporting

It’s that time of year again! No, we’re not referring to spring. On Tuesday, April 30, 2024, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will open its portal for filing 2023 EEO-1 data. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Are you ready to report? Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about EEO-1 […]

Overcoming the Motherhood Penalty with Innovative Benefit Design

It’s well established that working mothers experience the ‘motherhood penalty’ including workplace disadvantages around pay, advancement, and benefits. While one company cannot change this for all working mothers, it’s the responsibility of leaders to make their organizations a place where women want to work and will feel supported, elevated and appreciated. Companies must build company […]

HR Query: 4 Tips for Hiring Autistic Workers

Did you know that 35% of 18-year-olds with autism attend college, but 85% of college graduates with autism are under-employed or unemployed? Furthermore, more than 1 million people with autism in the U.S. will reach adulthood in the next decade. The number of candidates who are being overlooked by hiring processes designed with only the […]

Building a More Inclusive Work with Elise James-DeCruise

Elise James-DeCruise is a trailblazer in the realm of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), spearheading initiatives at the Ad Council with a passion for creating inclusive environments and opportunities. In this latest installment of our long-running series on DEI leaders, we explore James-DeCruise’s insights into her journey and the impactful work being done at the […]