Tag: equity

Making the Smart Business Case for DEI

Imagine that a company is launching an ambitious IT initiative promising great benefits. The initiative will require behavior change, in some cases significant, from a large number of staff, including those in people management and leadership positions. Senior leaders are on record supporting the initiative with statements like “successful IT is critical to organizational success […]

HR Pro on the Value of DEI: Differences Spark Innovation, Engagement

Chad Sorenson, president of the HR Florida State Council, the state affiliate for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), has over 25 years of experience in business, both in corporate communications and HR. And it’s that experience that has prompted him to do a lot of thinking about the importance of diversity, equity, and […]

How to Make Financial Health Equity Part of Your Broader DEI Strategy

One of the major trends coming out of 2020 is the growth in hiring diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) leaders. Recent research has found that the rate of hiring new chief diversity officers in publicly traded companies has jumped to historical highs. While DEI leaders have been part of the workplace for decades, the pace […]

Health System’s Chief Diversity Officer Sees Her Role as a Bridge and Resource

Jeanetta Darno began her job as chief diversity and inclusion officer at Cincinnati’s UC Health in January 2020. The role was new to the health system, which is affiliated with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, but the work wasn’t new to Darno, who began leading diversity and inclusion efforts more than 20 years […]

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Will 2021 Be Known as the Great Rehiring?

This year saw so many right turns, but we never did arrive back where we started. Industry experts are trying to make sense of it all so they can help everyone understand what 2021 might look like. Will it be as fraught? Will employees go back to the office or place of work? Let’s take […]

Kimberly Gatling on Making Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Sustainable

Kimberly Bullock Gatling understands the importance of support from the top when working to make an organization’s diversity and inclusion efforts sustainable. And it’s more than just getting backing from leadership. It’s also like running a marathon—it takes patience, persistence, and commitment.

Melinda Wolfe on What’s Essential to Improving Workplace Diversity

Melinda Wolfe has seen employers make important strides in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) over the years, but she’s also seen setbacks. And she’s learned that to avoid setbacks and continue progress, employers have to be open to change and make systematic improvements to policies and practices in the workplace.

Belonging Means Asking Employees to Be Who They Are

When it comes to creating great diversity, you have to balance the overall drive for diversity with equity and inclusion. According to this issue’s interviewee, the best diversity programs don’t ask employees to fit in; they create spaces for people to be themselves.