Tag: diversity

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 […]

Why Employers Should Hire Workers Who Are Visually Impaired

As an employer, your interest is in finding a reliable and dedicated team, which may include impaired persons. However, before proceeding, you want to know whether they can keep up with the workload and work efficiently or effectively, as well as the legal obligations to adding them to your team. While doing all this, you […]

Is Your Business Ready for EEOC’s Scrutiny of AI Hiring Technology?

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the recruiting and hiring process has seen increased popularity in recent years. As businesses seek to lower hiring costs and reduce potential discrimination claims, many have turned to AI as an efficient solution for handling functions such as locating talent, screening applicants, performing skills-based tests, and even administering […]

What We Learned Diversity Week

What We Learned From … HR Diversity Week 2023

We’ve enjoyed a full week of online events and digital resources around diversity, equity, and inclusion. As this year’s HR Diversity Week comes to a close, let’s take a look at what we’ve learned from the event’s discussions and resources. Monday Seat at the Table Podcast  | Implementing a Preferred Name at Work Join host […]

Encouraging Diversity While Avoiding Divisiveness

Employer focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), however well intentioned, needs to be handled properly, or it may have a detrimental effect on the workforce. While many employers promote DEI as “the right thing to do,” it’s essential for DEI success and acceptance that the right thing isn’t done the wrong way. Factors to […]

How to Support an Employee Going Through a Gender Transition

As transgender employees become more comfortable living openly as their authentic selves in the workplace, employers should be prepared to work with transitioning employees. Consider putting a plan in place that fosters an inclusive work environment and guards against discrimination based on gender identity and expression. This plan should include communicating with transitioning employees, educating […]

All Fortune 100 Companies Now Have DEI Policies

Diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts have gained remarkable traction in recent decades. In the final third of the 20th century, DEI was effectively dominated by and focused exclusively on affirmative action—the idea that employee racial and gender demographics should more or less match the population-level demographics. It didn’t necessarily matter whether women and people of […]

Debunking Myths Around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace 

Studies by the World Economic Council confirm that equitable and inclusive practices in the workplace result in higher profitability, increased innovation, and greater employee engagement than those that disregard the issues. Decidedly, creating a diverse workforce where all employees feel they belong and can perform at their best is no small feat. It takes a commitment […]


Biden Nomination Moves EEOC A Step Closer to Democratic Majority

President Joe Biden’s nomination of a diversity and inclusion expert for a seat on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) puts the panel closer to a 3-2 Democratic majority. Kalpana Kotagal’s nomination was announced April 4 for the seat that will come open when Republican Janet Dhillon’s term ends on July 1. Kotagal is a partner […]

Beyond Gender Pay Gap Reporting: Diversity is a Whole-Team Job

At the current rate of progress, the gender pay gap will take around 200 years to close. This is not hyperbole from social justice activists; this is according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). The WEF was once criticized for fortifying that pay gap, so when the same group begins warning of the severity of […]