Tag: diversity and inclusion

Creating an Environment Where Employees Feel Safe Bringing Their Authentic Selves to Work

For this installment of our series on corporate diversity leaders, we’ve spoken to Ayo Odusote, a principal in Deloitte Consulting’s Customer and Marketing  practice with nearly two decades of consulting experience who is focused on serving clients in the telecom and technology sectors. While that introduction might not immediately strike someone as having anything to […]

DEI—For Jackie Cureton, It’s Personal

Jackie Cureton got her feet wet in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts not at work but as part of her role as a mother. Today, however, she is actively and diligently pursuing DEI in her professional life, as well, as VP of DEI at Bitly.

How One HR Pro Creates Safe Spaces to Retain Talent

For more than a decade Shrina Sood, Associate Vice President of Talent Acquisition & Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) at Curriculum Associates, has helped recruit talent by supporting the Educational Technology organization grow from 200 to 2,000 employees. For our latest Faces of HR profile, we sat down with Shrina to discuss how she […]

Leadership Is a Behavior, Not a Title — And It Can Make or Break Inclusion in the Workplace

Have you noticed how life at home often mimics lived experience in the workplace? Much like adults set an example for younger people (knowingly or not), leaders shape the behavior of employees in an organization.  A perfect example of this point happened many years ago when my husband and I were babysitting the three-year old […]

Recognizing and Alleviating Seasonal Depression in the Workplace

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression related to changes in seasons, can have a significant impact on mental health and employees’ productivity and engagement. Not only can seasonal depression impact employee productivity, but it can also affect the way people engage with their coworkers and customers. As a result, it’s important that HR […]

Rohini Anand: Gaining Understanding and Creating Change Through Personal Experience

What does it really feel like to be privileged? It’s a tough question to ask and one many take for granted, especially those who have grown up in an environment where they represent the majority. While there are certainly countless people today who strive to understand their privilege, which can be defined as “an unearned […]

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What is the Point of Diversity in Technology? Hint: It’s Not What You Think

In March, we celebrate Women’s History Month, but every day, women shape the world of technology as we know it. It’s a lesser-known fact that the first computer programmer was a female mathematician, and the first computers were not machines but mostly women who were also quite adept at math. Fast-forward to the present day, […]

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Eliminating Pedigree Bias Is a Winning Strategy for DEI Hiring

Over the last 2 years, employee churn and unprecedented job openings have caused the software engineering sector to rethink its hiring strategies. It is more important than ever for organizations to demonstrate their commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. This commitment includes recognizing an enormous problem in recruiting today: pedigree bias. With the […]

Finding Joy in Bringing Neurodiversity to the Workplace

The business case for bringing diversity to an organization has been made. Certainly, having people from varied backgrounds with different ideas and perspectives can give a business an edge over competitors. Plus, morale flourishes when people feel included and appreciated. Often, though, diversity efforts are focused on race, ethnicity, and gender, but Abigail Erickson-Torres, CEO […]

Building a Diverse and Satisfied Workforce with Human Experience Management

The number of Americans resigning from their jobs hit a record high in January at 4.5 million, triggering seismic shocks through the world of HR. Whether employees cited the reasoning as poor work/life balance, a lack of career advancement opportunities, or feeling unfulfilled by their work, these recent trends prove that today’s workforce demands more […]