Over the last few years, diversity and inclusion (D&I) have become indivisible parts of conversations about how to build a successful team and culture. Creating an environment that is inclusive to employees of all genders, backgrounds, and identities is important not just because it’s the right thing to do but also because it’s the only […]
If you think discrimination happens at other companies but not yours, think again. Recent research shows that three out of five employees have experienced or witnessed discrimination based on age, race, gender, or LGBTQ identity at work. With odds like that, there’s a good chance some of that discrimination is happening in your workplace.
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 […]
LRN Corporation recently released its “2019 Ethics and Compliance Program Effectiveness Report,” which seeks to understand how organizations enact and enforce their ethics programs.
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 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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?