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.

A Legal Guide to Navigating Mental Health Disabilities and Ableism at Work

More than 15 percent of all working-age adults live with a mental health condition. Mental health conditions are medical conditions which involve “changes in emotion, thinking or behavior (or a combination of these)” and “can be associated with distress and/or problems functioning in social, work or family activities.” Mental health conditions are prevalent in the […]

5 Strategies for Connecting with Your LGBTQ+ Employees

June celebrates Pride Month, during which we’re all reminded about the importance of fostering a work environment that supports diversity, equity and inclusion.  As an active member of the LGBTQ+ community, I’ve sometimes felt like an outsider and worked harder to be accepted.  Cultivating DEI in business is a journey, and my own journey has […]

The Weight of Perception: Obesity and Workplace Bias

As a country and as a society overall, we’ve always thought about and had discussions about “weight loss” and “diets”. However, in recent times, the spotlight on obesity and its treatment has intensified. Some of that can be attributed to the fascination with Ozempic. After all, the New Yorker named 2023 the “Year of Ozempic” […]

Utah Bans Nondisclosure Agreements for Sexual Harassment and Misconduct

Harvey Weinstein, originally known for being a cofounder of Miramax, has infamously become synonymous with sexual misconduct. Over the course of at least 20 years, he sexually assaulted and harassed multiple women, successfully concealing his actions by using nondisclosure agreements. It wasn’t until one brave woman spoke up that an end was put to his […]

Ruchi Jalla on Leadership, Inclusion, and the Future

In today’s corporate environment, the role of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is not just about compliance but about cultivating a workplace culture that reflects the world outside its doors. Ruchi Jalla serves as the VP, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at Elevance Health, where her leadership is pivotal in steering the company’s DEI […]

How Corporate Leaders and Policy Makers Can Do More to Include Disabled Entrepreneurs

In the pursuit of fostering a diverse and inclusive economy, one group often faces a myriad of challenges that remain largely invisible to the untrained eye – individuals with disabilities. While strides have been made in recognizing and addressing the barriers faced by this demographic, there is still much work to be done to ensure […]

The Impact of Banning Gender-Affirming Care on Employees

Gender-affirming care allows individuals to align their outward, physical traits with their inner gender identity. This care can include a range of social, psychological, behavioral, and medical treatments to help individuals develop harmony between their mental, social, emotional, and physical states. This type of care is recognized as medically necessary by major medical organizations, including […]

HR Query: How AI is Revolutionizing Hiring for a Fairer Future

The quest for a truly diverse and inclusive workforce is a constant challenge in the ever-evolving hiring landscape. While some fear AI might exacerbate bias, innovative applications of this technology are actually paving the way for a more equitable future. In this week’s HR Query, Dr. Lindsey Zuloaga, Chief Data Scientist at HireVue – a […]

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Key Takeaways from NLRB Decision Related to Displaying Black Lives Matter Symbol on Work Uniforms

On February 21, 2024, in a decision that provoked strong dissent, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) ruled in Home Depot USA, Inc. and Antonio Morales Jr. that Home Depot violated the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) by prohibiting an employee from wearing a “BLM” (Black Lives Matter) marking on his work apron and […]

The Future of Work Leadership: Building Trust, Equity, and Engagement in the Hybrid Era

The modern workplace has experienced a radical transformation in recent years. Remote and hybrid models aren’t just trends, they’re the future of work. With the hybrid work environment in full swing, a new normal necessitates new leadership strategies to foster a people-first, distributed workforce. Organizations must implement technology, policies, and processes in thoughtful, innovative, and […]