Tag: DEI programs

Recent Litigation Offers Guidance for Employers Amid Ongoing DEI Backlash

After the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in SFFA v. Harvard/ UNC, opponents of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) have launched an all-out attack on corporate DEI programs. Recently, however, the courts have offered some guidance to beleaguered corporations trying to determine how to avoid litigation over their DEI programs. Guidance on Race-Neutral Admission Policy In […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Report Explores the Close Interplay Between Chief Diversity Officers and Chief Communications Officers

As diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs have grown in relevance and resources in recent years, the roles of Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs) and Chief Communications Officers (CCOs) have become increasingly intertwined. Unearthing Key DEI Insights A recent report by the Institute for Public Relations (IPR) through its Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, sponsored […]

From Digital Marketing to DEI Champion: Connie Ross Makes an Impact

In the evolving landscape of corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), understanding the journeys of those at its helm offers critical insights into the challenges and triumphs of implementing effective DEI strategies. Connie Ross, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Manager at 84.51°, illustrates the nuanced path many DEI professionals navigate in their careers. Here we […]

DEI Isn’t About Taking Away from Anyone—It’s About More for Everyone

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs are not new but the vitriol around them seems to be gaining steam in certain circles, with some even calling for DEI to be completely eradicated. Research has shown that DEI, when done well, leads to many positive outcomes for organizations while the lack of it has many undesirable […]

2023’s Biggest Takeaways for DEI Leaders in HR

2023 was a year of big change for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives in corporate America. Anti-DEI sentiment gathered momentum in 2023 with the so-called “war on woke,” used by politicians and covered extensively by the national media. Additionally, the Supreme Court’s decision to end affirmative action in university admissions added to the evolving […]

Best of DEI Content 2023

This year, there was not only pushback from diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) initiatives by some organizations, but there was also pushback from DEIB programs in various industries. Despite these setbacks, fostering an environment of DEIB is more important than ever – and the businesses that embrace these values are the ones that will thrive […]

5 Key Strategies for Affordable Family-Forming Benefits

A convergence of several megatrends has cast a spotlight on employers’ need to be more strategic about recruitment and retention of top talent. One answer is through more robust and personalized benefit packages that are accessible and affordable. A tightening U.S. labor market continues to challenge HR departments and C-suites alike. Mounting frustration over pandemic […]

Cultivating Cultures of Belonging for Meaningful DEI Progress

From the largest corporate boardrooms to the smallest neighborhood businesses, organizations have declared their commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in recent years and have made significant efforts to both talk the talk and walk the walk. Today, we know those efforts have had varying results and impact. In other words, there is still […]