Tag: diversity and inclusion

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, […]

Unveiling the Future of Inclusion for HR Leaders

Imagine a world where inclusivity isn’t just an HR buzzword, but the heartbeat of corporate success. This isn’t a utopian fantasy—it’s the vision sculpted by Parul Kapoor, Senior Vice President, Talent and Culture, at Calix, according to her interview with me. In an industry where the race for innovation is relentless, Parul champions inclusivity not […]

The Generational Shift Underway in the American Labor Force

The workplace is on the cusp of a significant transformation, driven by a generational shift that promises to redefine the professional environment. As Gen Z workers are poised to overtake baby boomers in the full-time workforce, their distinct priorities and values are set to shape the future of work. Gen Z Brings Unique Perspectives Gen […]

Faces of HR: Bryan Otte on Being Proactive, Trust, and HR’s Impact on the Bottom Line

Before Bryan Otte got his start in the HR industry, he had an impressive career serving in executive marketing and operations roles at several of the nation’s leading news and entertainment companies. Prior to joining MGAC, a global boutique consultancy, Otte led his own HR consultancy, where he partnered with a diverse, global client base, […]

Paternity Leave Offers Parental Equality

In the evolving landscape of workplace dynamics, the concept of paternity leave has emerged as a significant point of discussion. While women have historically faced challenges related to maternity leave, the spotlight is now also on the rights and expectations surrounding fathers. As companies strive for inclusivity and equity, understanding the nuances of paternity leave […]

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 […]

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. […]

5 Tips for Giving Employees Gifts That Will Make a Difference This Holiday Season

The holiday season provides an opportunity for companies to express gratitude and appreciation to their employees and customers. It’s a time to end the year on a positive note, strengthen relationships, and lay the foundation for a promising new year. However, as the saying goes, “It’s the thought that counts.” A poorly chosen gift can […]

Embracing Inclusion and Organizational Transformation: Integrating Untapped Talent into the Workforce

The state of the job market has left businesses in dire need of more employees, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting there were 10.8 million job openings in 2023, but only 5.7 million people were unemployed. Yet, business leaders continue to overlook individuals from underrepresented populations despite the fact that they could solve […]

Big Benefits in Involving Employees in the Budgeting Process

Budgeting is a predictable annual process for most, if not all, organizations. But it’s a process that often takes place in a top-down fashion. Senior management, often with input from their finance leaders, sets the direction and allocates resources based on organizational priorities. Seems logical, but while this approach has its merits, it overlooks a […]