Tag: DEI

Leading with Inclusivity: Olakunle Arowolo’s Journey to DE&I Excellence at Actalent

Olakunle (Kunle) Arowolo stands at the forefront of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives at Actalent, a global leader in engineering and science services. With a rich background spanning 18 years across various roles from recruitment to DE&I leadership, Arowolo’s journey is a testament to the evolving nature of corporate inclusivity. Career Path to DE&I […]

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 […]

Stop Thinking About Your Frontline Workers Like Second-Class Citizens

Recently, I had a conversation with an HR leader, and they lumped their workforce into two broad categories. There were knowledge workers — and everyone else. Categories and labels are useful for communication and a shared lexicon can make it easier to get things done. Except when they don’t. What can feel efficient, good enough, or […]

Adult Autism is Increasing: How HR Can Support Business Evolution 

Ideally, businesses hire and retain great employees. Yet as every business owner knows, the balance of finding, hiring, and fully utilizing talent is difficult. The challenge becomes more difficult as younger generations have differing workforce demands and needs. The number of American adults with mental health disorders is rising. Over the past decade, studies have […]

5 Considerations for Fostering a Collaborative Global Culture

In an increasingly interconnected world, fostering a collaborative global culture is imperative for leaders. At Astellas, a Tokyo-based global pharmaceutical company with 14,000+ people across the globe, we recognize the importance of embracing diversity and nurturing a collaborative global culture, so our people feel empowered to pursue brave ideas and ambitious outcomes. We have focused […]

How to Unionize Your Workplace

Throughout 2023, U.S. labor unions achieved gains and made headlines. This past summer, members of the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA, the Hollywood writers’ and actors’ unions, went on strike for over four months, leading to new agreements for both unions with studios and producers for increased residuals, increased compensation, and protections against exploitive […]

Building a More Inclusive Work with Elise James-DeCruise

Elise James-DeCruise is a trailblazer in the realm of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), spearheading initiatives at the Ad Council with a passion for creating inclusive environments and opportunities. In this latest installment of our long-running series on DEI leaders, we explore James-DeCruise’s insights into her journey and the impactful work being done at the […]

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Building a More Equitable Future: The Case for Affordable Family-Forming Benefits in the Workplace

In the challenging landscape of today’s workforce, the importance of health equity has surged to the forefront of employer responsibilities. Incorporating affordable family-forming alternatives into employee benefit packages plays a vital role in the pursuit of equity.  This strategy not only targets the disparities in health equity but also ensures that individuals across diverse backgrounds […]

Women’s Outsized “Emotional Work” Burden

While there is still plenty of work to be done, gender equality has made tremendous strides in the workplace in recent decades. Gone are the days when women were confined to clerical and administrative roles while completely absent from the C-suite and board of directors. Still, it has been difficult to stamp out every vestige […]

Attacks on DEI Increase

Corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs continue to face new challenges after the Supreme Court’s decision last year banning explicit use of race in admissions to higher education—SFFA v. Harvard/UNC. It’s important to recognize that although the Court’s decision didn’t change the law, it did change how corporate DEI programs are perceived and, thus, […]