Category: Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight features business-focused strategies from your HR peers with real-life lessons in diversity management. Use Diversity Insight for the latest strategies on waging peace between multi-generational workers, satisfying the unique needs of the disabled, respecting employee religious beliefs, and more.

On the Basis of Sex: Getting a ‘Statute’ is Even Better Than Getting a Golden ‘Statue’

For movie lovers, February is known for the Academy Awards, the star-studded event where Oscars are handed out and the speeches drag on and on. This year, a documentary on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s work confronting sex discrimination, titled RBG, is up for Best Documentary. Whether the film wins or loses the Oscar, […]

EEOC Assesses Root Causes of Workplace Harassment

For the past three years, an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) task force has focused on identifying the causes of workplace harassment as well as some possible remedies. Read on to learn how the agency is trying to channel those findings into “significant and sustainable change.”

Hiring Diversity of Perspective

The more perspectives in a room, the greater the chance for innovation. There are many factors that go into creating a strong workforce, and diverse perspectives play a big role. According to Harvard Business Review (HBR), a more diverse team creates a smarter team.

How to Avoid a Gender Gap in Your Training Programs

According to results from a recent survey, men reported greater access to training for technical skills and soft skills compared to women, making them more likely to participate in those training programs. And therefore, they’re also more likely to wind up in leadership roles and more desirable roles overall, leading to a gender gap in […]

The Value of EAPs in Tempestuous Times

Recently, I had two different clients call about employees who had told coworkers they were contemplating suicide. I also heard from two different clients about workplace fights attributed directly to political conversations that got out of hand. Road rage incidents involving shootings appear to be growing commonplace, as are other violent incidents.

Achieving Diversity and Culture Fit Possible Through Expert Recruiting

Most employers are eager to tout the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce, and they also want to create a workplace where people are comfortable with the organization’s values and feel like they fit in with their coworkers. But sometimes the notion of hiring for culture fit means management looking for employees who look […]

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Religious Bias at Work: How You Pray is Not Your Employer’s Business

Last year, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), a division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), issued a directive related to federal contractors’ compliance with Executive Order 11246. In conjunction with a variety of federal statutes, Executive Order 11246 prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating against job applicants and employees on […]

Take Action from the Top, Don’t Delegate Remedy to Victim

Seven is an important number for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). If it files seven harassment lawsuits in a week, it then bundles them up into a national press release. It has done so in June and August last year. The seven June lawsuits all involved sexual harassment, one of them same-sex and racial […]

Diversity Training Complete. Now What?

Diversity training is only the first step your company needs to take to be truly inclusive. To retain diverse employees, education and awareness need to continue well past the initial training program. Here’s how to keep diversity and inclusion thriving in your company.

Countering Tech’s Diversity Supply Problem

Anyone tasked with hiring tech workers over the past decade has probably openly lamented the lack of qualified talent to fill open positions. The Department of Labor estimates that 1 million technology jobs will go unfilled by 2020.