Tag: DEI

Making the Smart Business Case for DEI

Imagine that a company is launching an ambitious IT initiative promising great benefits. The initiative will require behavior change, in some cases significant, from a large number of staff, including those in people management and leadership positions. Senior leaders are on record supporting the initiative with statements like “successful IT is critical to organizational success […]

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DEI Strategies Start at the Top

The renewed focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has come with companywide courses, seminars, and workshops on creating more inclusive workplaces. While “unconscious bias” workshops check the box, what is missing is the commitment from the top. Executive buy-in is critical for progress, but if the unconscious, or conscious, bias is coming from the […]

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DEI and Employee Benefits

A new survey from Willis Towers Watson points to some diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) impacts that can be driven by something many organizations may not have considered: their benefit packages. The Emerging Trends in Health Care Survey, which is based on input from 446 employers and was conducted between February 23 and March 12 […]

Creating Effective (and Legally Defensible) Metrics-Driven Workplace DEI Programs

Given the renewed national focus on social justice issues and a growing expectation that organizations will work harder to prevent discrimination and remove artificial barriers to opportunities for all, now is an especially good time for you to build greater structure, discipline, and intentionality around your diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. When managed properly, […]

How to Make Financial Health Equity Part of Your Broader DEI Strategy

One of the major trends coming out of 2020 is the growth in hiring diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) leaders. Recent research has found that the rate of hiring new chief diversity officers in publicly traded companies has jumped to historical highs. While DEI leaders have been part of the workplace for decades, the pace […]

HR Pro on the Value of DEI: Differences Spark Innovation, Engagement

Chad Sorenson, president of the HR Florida State Council, the state affiliate for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), has over 25 years of experience in business, both in corporate communications and HR. And it’s that experience that has prompted him to do a lot of thinking about the importance of diversity, equity, and […]

Summer Hammons: Finding Her Way into Diversity, Equity, and Belonging

Maybe it just comes with the territory of being in the HR and development business, but HR Daily Advisor always finds it interesting to hear about the career trajectory of corporate leaders. While some have had their current role in their sights since they were children, others seem to stumble into their fields completely by […]

Top HR Concerns of American HR Executives

Human resources is an ever-changing field where new challenges emerge time and again. The shift in work patterns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and focus on racial and social justice in broader society are just two recent examples. According to the HR Policy Association’s Annual Membership Survey, which saw a one-third response rate, there are […]

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Unconscious Bias Training Isn’t Just a Tick-the-Box Activity

Proponents of unconscious bias training argue that unconscious bias not only is present in all of us but also can and does have big impacts on how businesses treat employees and customers. High-profile racial incidents impacting big brands and the dearth of women and people of color in prominent roles in many industries are often […]

PGA’s Chief People Officer Seeks Diversity Gains in Business and on the Course

When Sandy Cross, Chief People Officer of the PGA of America, focuses on inclusion and diversity topics, she’s not just thinking about employees of the golfers’ association. She’s also concentrating on the vendors the association relies on, the people out on the course, and the people who might one day consider taking up the game.