Tag: DEI programs

Centering: Practical Strategies for Sustaining DEI During Challenging Economic Times

We’ve heard this story before. In times of economic downturn, some of the first programs and positions on the chopping block are those connected to DEI. In February, workforce data company Revelio Labs revealed a 33% churn rate for DEI-related roles compared with 21% for non-DEI roles. The question leaders now face is how to […]

DEI Initiatives “Not For The Weary,” But Rewards are Great

DEI programs have evolved considerably in scope and complexity in recent years. What were once often derided as PR efforts paying lip service to the objectives of DEI have developed into sophisticated efforts touching virtually all aspects of the organization and managed by a dedicated team of committed professionals. Tiara Chesmer-Williams, Head of Inclusion, Diversity […]

DEI Is Not Bullet Proof

I’m not sure how to tell you this, but diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are NOT BULLETPROOF. I see your confusion (and pain) as you try to figure out how your company somehow sustained those workplace culture wounds, even with that brand-new DEI program in place. OK, I get it. They told you at the […]

Fostering Employee Belonging with 3 DEI Programs

Forget creating cool vibes with trendy office furniture and Ping-Pong tables. Forget the happy hours of yesteryear or scheduling an ice cream social. While these perks are fun and offer a respite from day-to-day tasks, today’s workplace (whether virtual or in person) demands much deeper engagement. Employees hold the upper hand for the first time […]

All Fortune 100 Companies Now Have DEI Policies

Diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts have gained remarkable traction in recent decades. In the final third of the 20th century, DEI was effectively dominated by and focused exclusively on affirmative action—the idea that employee racial and gender demographics should more or less match the population-level demographics. It didn’t necessarily matter whether women and people of […]

If You Want More Exceptional Job Candidates, Develop a Culture That Supports DEI

Several factors are making hiring so difficult. First, the market favors jobseekers like never before. According to a survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 3.7% of jobseekers received four job offers between November 2021 and March 2022. Nearly 20% had at least one employment offer in the same period. The second factor is the […]