Tag: DEI

Going Beyond Mandates to Prevent LGBTQIA+-Related Discrimination and Harassment

According to the Center for American Progress’s 2022 Survey, half of LGBTQIA+ adults reported experiencing some form of workplace discrimination or harassment in the past year because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or intersex status, including being fired or denied a promotion; having their hours cut; or experiencing verbal, physical, or sexual harassment. This […]

Embracing Authenticity, Awareness, and Acceptance: How SCOTUS’s Affirmative Action Ruling Will Impact Corporations

For over 25 years now, I have been consulting with companies about diversity and inclusion. This was long before the word “equity” was included. I’ve watched the concepts go from apathy to mild interest to the hottest internal HR and community initiatives that brought the word “equity” into the mix to now diversity, equity, and […]

Workers with Disabilities Benefit from Tight Labor Market

One of the silver linings of the current labor market turmoil employers are facing is that those who are looking for work have found greater opportunities than perhaps at any other point in their careers. Notably, that includes groups of traditionally marginalized individuals, such as those with disabilities. New Opportunities Emerging “People with disabilities have […]

Giving Each Employee a Voice and How to Amplify It

Innovative companies are collaborative companies. They find new solutions by sifting through a steady flow of fresh ideas drawn from a wide range of contributors. The best innovators understand that the next big idea could come from anyone in the organization, so they democratize innovation and invite everyone to participate. Achieving that level of collaboration […]

How Has the #MeToo Movement Changed the Workplace?

Initiated by the social media activity of sexual assault survivor and activist Tarana Burke, the #MeToo movement began nearly 20 years ago in 2006 and gained increased prominence in the late 2010s with sexual assault allegations—and ultimately convictions—against media mogul Harvey Weinstein. The movement has gained particular traction in the world of big media, from […]

Faces of HR: Susan LaMonica on Balancing People and Business Strategies

It’s HR Leadership Week here at HR Daily Advisor, and we couldn’t be more excited! All week long, we’ve run a gamut of events that not only celebrate you, the HR professional who continues to help shape the future of work, but also will help you grow and develop in your role. Our guest for […]

Sizing Up DEI Initiatives in the Era of Anti-‘Woke’ Efforts

With politics and economics seemingly working against employer efforts to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workforce, many DEI proponents are worried about the future. And a recent report from a global consulting firm shows reasons for concern. Changing Attitudes and Priorities In April, DDI released its 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report, […]

How to Combat Weight Discrimination in the Workplace

When we hear the words diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), many people automatically think of race and ethnicity as a focal point. However, DEI extends far beyond just race alone. Diversity is the variety of backgrounds, lived experiences, identities, and even perspectives of an individual. In the case of weight, many people don’t often consider […]

How HR Can Build ERGs to Help Introverts Thrive

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) play an important role in fostering inclusivity and a sense of belonging at organizations. What isn’t discussed as often is the role that human resource leaders play in helping ERGs thrive. At 84.51°, a retail data science, media and insights company, I launched ITOPiA, an ERG, or what we call a […]

The ABCs of DEI in Recruiting

An acronym on the hearts, minds, and lips of most corporate hiring leaders today—and on their to-do lists—is DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) and how to incorporate it into their recruitment practices. You don’t need a business degree from Harvard to understand the practical benefits of DEI, which range from bolstering creativity and innovation to […]