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.

Finding Joy in Bringing Neurodiversity to the Workplace

The business case for bringing diversity to an organization has been made. Certainly, having people from varied backgrounds with different ideas and perspectives can give a business an edge over competitors. Plus, morale flourishes when people feel included and appreciated. Often, though, diversity efforts are focused on race, ethnicity, and gender, but Abigail Erickson-Torres, CEO […]

Building a Diverse and Satisfied Workforce with Human Experience Management

The number of Americans resigning from their jobs hit a record high in January at 4.5 million, triggering seismic shocks through the world of HR. Whether employees cited the reasoning as poor work/life balance, a lack of career advancement opportunities, or feeling unfulfilled by their work, these recent trends prove that today’s workforce demands more […]

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What Are Unconscious Biases in Recruiting and How to Get Rid of Them

Recruiters have a difficult job. Narrowing down the candidate pool and finding the right candidate for an open position can be tedious and time-consuming. But unconscious biases are added dangers that can seep into hiring and further complicate the process, resulting in the right candidate slipping away.  Unconscious racism, ageism, and sexism can cause recruiters […]

Creating Sustainable Change Through Ripples of DEI: Calling People In, Instead of Calling People Out

Anu Mandapati is Vice President, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Talking Talent, an organization focused on “creating workplaces where everyone can belong and grow.” It’s proven to be a perfect fit for Mandapati who says: “I create communities so people feel included. I’ve always brought people together, personally, and professionally.” Mandapati has 20 […]

How to Create a Psychologically Safe Work Environment Where Employees Thrive

A workplace that promotes psychological safety—the feeling of freedom to be one’s whole self at work without negative repercussions—comes with myriad benefits, from more productive, happy employees to a better corporate reputation. But even more important are the things it can help you avoid. Fines, lawsuits, bad press—without psychological safety, you can’t effectively prevent these […]

The Great Resignation and the Importance of a Compliance-Centric Culture

We’ve all heard of the Great Depression. For employers, the ongoing Great Resignation often feels like pretty much the same thing. With more folks broadening their horizons and handing in their notice than ever, higher-ups often think to themselves, “What am I doing wrong? How can I keep them happy?” The key is support—and not […]

Two Years into COVID-19

On March 12, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. The past two years felt both long and short as the world changed at a breathtaking pace. Between mask mandates, vaccines, and remote work, almost every aspect of our lives was affected. The world of work, in particular, has changed. We teamed up […]

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How Inclusive Is Your Organization? Here’s How to Find Out

Over the past decade, organizations have invested considerable resources in workplace diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives. Pioneers in the field have even refined the way we understand these policies. It was only in 2020 that the dialogue shifted to focus on how widespread and effective these D&I initiatives are. In fact, a study published in […]

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HR Data Is a Mess: People Analytics Can Clean Up the Process

Every HR department has done it: Your team scrambles to sift through a year’s worth of data, stored in spreadsheets, e-mails, printouts, and some folder a manager left on your desk, all because head count planning is on the horizon. Why is it so hard? And how is it a headache every year? Outdated HR […]

Empowering the Next Generation of Women Leaders

Diverse leadership drives successful organizations. Deloitte research suggests companies with an inclusive culture are six times more likely to be innovative and twice as likely to reach financial goals—or surpass those goals. Businesses with more women in senior leadership positions experience greater productivity, higher profitability, and better company performance, according to a new report from […]