Tag: DEI

Driving Meaningful Change: Diversity and Inclusion Are for Everyone

In today’s corporate landscape, where companies like Amazon are making headlines with their workplace decisions, the role of diversity and inclusion (D&I) has never been more critical. At the forefront of this movement is Michael Matthews, Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and Corporate Responsibility Officer at Synchrony, a consumer financial services company. With a passion for creating […]

Cultivating Success: Unveiling New Hires’ Essential Skill Sets

In an era marked by ceaseless transformation and relentless competition, the bedrock of an organization’s triumph lies not only in its visionary leadership or groundbreaking innovations but also in the caliber of its workforce. The process of identifying, nurturing, and integrating top talent has never been more critical. As the business landscape continually reshapes itself, […]

Faces of HR: Beth Christensen on Moving the Needle Forward in DEI Recruiting

Like many of the HR professionals we profile, Beth Christensen also took a nontraditional route to the world of HR. After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in marketing, Christensen took a job she thought would have her “wearing linen suits and devising strategies” and drove a delivery truck for Frito Lay. […]

4 Strategies for Building a Diverse and Supportive Company Culture

In the last few years, many companies have been making diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) a higher priority, focusing on creating a company culture where anyone can feel comfortable and supported. Building this environment takes an empathetic approach and a firm grasp of how a diverse and supportive company culture fosters productivity, engagement, and success. […]

Together or Not at All: Redefining Leadership Creates a More Equitable Workplace

The “girl boss” is dead. We’re done urging women to work harder, push harder, and “lean in” harder just for equal treatment. While this shift is too long in coming, the increasingly popular alternative of “lazy girl jobs” isn’t the solution either. Our culture has created a false dichotomy between the hyper-driven career woman and […]

How to Keep a Growing Hybrid Workforce Engaged

Keeping a growing workforce engaged poses a challenge under the most “normal” of circumstances. But as every HR professional knows, the last few years have been anything but normal. For IGS Energy, where I serve as Chief People Officer, there’s no doubt that things were simpler before the pandemic upended the way we work. Just […]

Faces of HR: Courtney Bass Sherizen on Accountability and the Power of HR

Like many of the HR professionals we feature in this column, Courtney Bass Sherizen didn’t always work in HR. She started her career as an 11th-grade English teacher with Teach For America. From there, Sherizen segued, not only founding a Beijing-based travel consultancy but also landing acting roles in Chinese soap operas. “I actually consider […]

Antoine Andrews: Pioneering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at SurveyMonkey

Antoine Andrews’ diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) journey is both inspiring and instructive. Recounting the early days of his career, after graduating from Rutgers University, Andrews spent 9 years working as an account manager in group insurance at Prudential Financial before moving into his first DEI role at Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2002. As he navigated […]

Cultivating Cultures of Belonging for Meaningful DEI Progress

From the largest corporate boardrooms to the smallest neighborhood businesses, organizations have declared their commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in recent years and have made significant efforts to both talk the talk and walk the walk. Today, we know those efforts have had varying results and impact. In other words, there is still […]

Improve Company Culture and Create an Engaged Workforce

Global Company Culture Day is here! Observed on September 18 every year, this day provides a unique opportunity for company leaders to take a step back from their business and evaluate their company’s culture. The answer to improving your company’s culture could be as simple as reviewing, and perhaps tweaking, the benefits your organization provides […]