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 […]
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 […]
In our chief diversity officer series, we’ve talked to many diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) leaders across a number of industries. Forward-thinking firms are working hard to break down the traditional barriers that have hindered greater diversity and inclusion (D&I) in their ranks. They recognize the genuine value D&I can bring to any organization: greater […]
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.
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 […]
Organizational Network Analysis (ONA) provides what expert Rob Cross describes as an “x-ray into the inner workings of an organization,” helping leaders see the informal networks that do not get captured on the traditional org chart. The most robust ONA studies incorporate data coming from multiple sources, such as calendars, e-mail, instant messaging, sociometric badges, […]
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.
Perhaps you have heard the term “microaggressions.” I recently spoke with Tania Luna, Co-CEO of LifeLabs Learning, about them, their effect on employees and organizations, and how they can be identified. We also spoke about how they can be addressed through something called “micro-inclusions.”
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 […]
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 […]