Tag: diversity

3M Weighs in on Diversity and Inclusion

According to a BLS report, unemployment among those with a disability was 8.0% in 2018, which is more than double the average unemployment rate for those without a disability (3.7%). With so many potential employees being left behind, it’s more important than ever for organizations to make an effort to bring such people on board […]

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Using Data to Deliver on the Promise of D&I

Diversity is now a business imperative, so much so that almost half of all companies on the S&P 500 index have a chief diversity officer (CDO) or an equivalent, according to a recent Russell Reynolds report. And this is for good reason—the benefits of diversity and inclusion (D&I) extend far beyond improving public perception and […]

The Biggest Problem With Diversity Is That We Think of It as a Problem

The business world has a problem. For years, well-intentioned companies have been scrambling to improve their workplace diversity by launching diversity campaigns, internal investigations, and more. But despite this, most companies are still failing to make a meaningful difference. In fact, a new report showed the pay gap between black and white technology workers has […]

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How to Hack Hiring to Reduce Bias and Drive Success

According to research by The Center for Talent Innovation—a nonprofit think tank and thought leader in diversity and talent management—diverse companies are 70% more likely to capture new markets as they grow.

How To Get a Diversity and Inclusion Program Off the Ground: A Cost-Effective Approach

As a member of the LGBTQ community, Jennifer Brown knows as well as anyone how important organizational diversity and inclusion efforts can be. That’s part of why her consulting organization focuses on training leadership and organizations on how best to implement diversity and inclusion strategies. In a recent interview with Brown, we discussed how organizations […]

Want to Be the Best Company? You Must Recruit Diverse Talent

Having a diverse workforce is great for business, for a variety of reasons. Diverse talent can offer unique perspectives for problem-solving, brainstorming, and innovation. Not only that but jobseekers today crave working for employers that are just as diverse as they are. 

Alone on an Island: Supporting Remote Workers in the New Economy

For many employees, remote work offers appealing benefits: more freedom, a flexible schedule, and a personalized work space. For others, it creates challenges. For instance, how do companies offer absence and disability support for employees who work outside the office?

Respect is Key to Promoting Workplace Diversity

The benefits of diversity in the workplace have been widely recognized. Diverse workforces have been found to be more creative and better at solving problems, as well as innovative, productive, and successful. People from different backgrounds and cultures can have different perspectives and ideas, and employees are more comfortable contributing to a diverse team rather […]