Why do companies want to build diverse workforces and cultivate inclusivity among their staff members at all levels of the organization? It’s not simply because “it’s the right thing to do,” although, of course, we should all strive to build diverse networks and be inclusive in all of our pursuits.
DEI is an acronym you’ve probably seen a lot lately. It stands for diversity, equity, and inclusion. While these concepts aren’t new, they’ve taken on renewed focus for employers that want to proactively ensure everyone feels welcome and safe and is treated fairly in their workplace. This country has a long history of marginalizing entire […]
Much of the energy toward improving diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the wake of the George Floyd murder has begun to dissipate. The shock and pain of that event have been replaced with other concerns, and many activists and DEI supporters have been disheartened to see that happen. Sometimes, frank discussions surrounding these topics […]
2020: What an emotional rollercoaster. The ongoing pandemic and civil unrest have combined to create a markedly large number of highs and lows for everyone, most particularly for minority communities. Not to make light of this serious issue, but the current environment does have a silver lining: The events of this year have thankfully pushed […]
We’ve often found that the best diversity and inclusion (D&I) leaders are those who truly have a passion for the work. While that can be said for any job, diversity and inclusion (D&I) are all about people, and those who have a passion for D&I often excel at corporate D&I efforts because they have had […]
Employers large and small have long touted the benefits of developing a diverse workforce. But to get the most from diversity efforts, HR professionals need a clear view, not one clouded by a limited plan.
Melinda Wolfe has seen employers make important strides in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) over the years, but she’s also seen setbacks. And she’s learned that to avoid setbacks and continue progress, employers have to be open to change and make systematic improvements to policies and practices in the workplace.
Now more than ever, organizations need a data-driven approach to ensure
a progressive and proactive workplace and talent management strategies.
Diversity and inclusion—both are words employers have focused on for years now. And more recently, equity has joined the list of terms getting attention from forward-thinking organizations.
Whether you’re a nonprofit organization seeking job candidates or a company competing with nonprofits for talent, new research has implications for recruiting and hiring.