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diversity and inclusion

Implementing DEI Practices

The decision to “implement DEI practices” is sometimes viewed as a quick and definitive response to addressing the needs of an organization. However, for many organizations, implementing DEI as a “solution” requires support from leadership and an intentional approach based on a collective effort. Or to say it a little differently, implementing DEI requires strong […]

Expanding the Push for Diversity Beyond Traditional Channels

Ryan Moody’s professional title doesn’t include the words diversity, equity, or inclusion—all terms common in diversity executives’ titles. That’s because she’s an engineer, not a diversity executive. Nevertheless, she’s on the front line doing the work that enhances diversity in her organization, Shell Oil Company. Moody is operations manager for the oil industry giant’s hydrogen […]

Kimberly Nerpouni

Faces of HR: For Kimberly Nerpouni, Connecting Teams and the Employee Experience Leads to Success

Before Kimberly Nerpouni got her start in the HR industry, she worked in the IT industry as an analyst. By 2001, she was working at Macromedia building and managing a 35-person IT and Engineering Support team. During this time, Nerpouni realized developing teams was her passion, not information technology. “I made the leap to human […]

diversity and inclusion

Looking at the ‘10 Facets of Workplace Diversity and Inclusion’

When people think of “diversity and inclusion” (D&I), invariably their minds immediately go to racial and ethnic identity, with gender likely coming in a relatively close second. Indeed, both the presence and the inclusion of women and people of color represent key elements of any D&I strategy; however, the diversity of human beings spans far […]

Faces of HR: Allyship is an Action Verb for Ashley T. Brundage

Today, more HR managers and organizations understand the need for diversity and inclusion in the workplace, but we still have a way to go. We must be the change we want to see in the world. This starts with increasing your awareness, respecting one another, listening to one another, and focusing on the power of […]

Faces of HR: Don’t Be Afraid to be Uncomfortable

With National Hispanic Heritage Month well underway, it’s a great time to shine a light on the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans who have inspired others to achieve success. The guest of this edition’s Faces of HR profile is an exceptional example of just that. For more than a decade, Janine Ting Jansen, Senior […]

How to Attract Millennial and Generation Z Employees with Eco-Friendly Initiatives

By 2030, millennials and Generation Z (Gen Z) will be the central working force in society. According to the 2018 Deloitte Millennials study, three-quarters of millennials and Gen Z respondents indicated they consider a company’s social and environmental commitments in deciding where to work. Two-thirds even said they would not accept a job that didn’t […]

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Faces of HR: Neha Mirchandani Leads with Her Heart and Empathy

The past 18 months have put human resources leaders to the test in ways we’ve never imagined. Workplace culture quickly went out the window as millions of Americans began working from home. With a new work environment overnight, HR professionals’ biggest challenge has been keeping employees productive, motivated, and engaged. In a recent survey by […]

Innovating in the Digital Divide: 3 Imperatives for Executives in a Post-COVID-19 World

The pandemic highlighted a digital inclusion problem in the United States that has put those without connectivity skills and access at a severe disadvantage. Both private and public sectors must take a more active stance on how innovation, corporate responsibility, diversity, and social inclusion are closely linked—and find solutions to bridge the digital divide for […]

Helping the Business Community—and the Community at Large—Tackle Issues of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) have increasingly become key areas of focus for businesses across the country and around the globe. Businesses are increasingly recognizing the importance of DEI to their bottom lines. Diverse and inclusive companies tend to be more creative, better understand diverse markets, and avoid some of the costly PR blunders that […]