Tag: diversity and inclusion

3 DEI Practices Companies Can Implement Immediately

People are demanding more from their employers when it comes to addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. After years of limited progress, is now the time for a breakthrough? With all the attention on DEI over the past year and growing momentum from employees, HR teams have their CEO’s ear. Now more than ever, […]

Best Practices for HR Pros Facing Increased Pressure to Improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Widespread social justice protests in 2020 led to an unprecedented focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at work, requiring HR leaders to ensure they’re following best practices to address the challenges. In response to the demonstrations, many employers issued strong statements confirming their commitment to racial justice and increased workplace diversity. Diverse employees, jobseekers, […]

‘You Can Be Just a Little Bit Pregnant,’ Says Texas Court

Yes, our parents were wrong, at least as far as the law is concerned—turns out you can be just a little bit pregnant. The Texas Court of Appeals in Corpus Christi said so in an opinion issued on February 11. To solve and understand the apparent riddle, read on. Office talk triggers termination Cynthia V. […]

How COVID-19 and Social Justice Movements Have Impacted Employee Values

As the United States marches on in its mass vaccination efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are looking to a not-too-distant future in which employees will have the option of returning to the office. In the year plus that staff have been working remotely, much has changed. Aside from the pandemic itself, the nation […]

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How to Make Your Job Post Gender Neutral

Whether we realize it or not, job posts often contain language that favors one gender over another. The way an employer describes a job, such as by using certain words, may imply a bias toward specific traits that may be associated with only one gender. Although most employers don’t intentionally advertise a job for a […]

How to Make Sure Your Company’s Meritocracy Narrative Isn’t Hurting Your Diversity Efforts

Have you sat in a hiring discussion during which someone suggests making an effort to find more diverse candidates and is met with “the most qualified person should get the job”? While it’s not an uncommon attitude, it’s detrimental to your diversity efforts. As HR practitioners, we must remember that diversity hiring isn’t about lowering […]

Remote

Zoom and Meeting Inclusiveness

When people talk about inclusiveness in the workplace, the concept is often closely associated with diversity—ensuring that a company is inclusive of its diverse workforce. Diversity means ensuring there are diverse people at the table, while inclusiveness means giving everyone at the table a chance to be heard. Typically, inclusiveness is associated with race, gender, […]

EEOC

Revised EEOC Conciliation Process a Win for Employers

Last month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a new rule affecting its own processes for dealing with employers under investigation. The conciliation process, which is statutorily mandated, occurs after the agency has determined reasonable cause exists to believe an employer has violated an employment statute and is the means by which it attempts […]

2021

2021 Hiring and Other Workplace Predictions

As we head into the new year, what better time to speculate what’s in store than now! We’ve previously reported on a variety of expert opinions, and we’re throwing a few more into the mix!