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 […]
In our long-running series of profiles on chief diversity officers (CDOs), we often find that those holding such positions stumbled into them almost by accident. Of course, this is an oversimplification, but the point is that it’s relatively rare—based on the individuals we’ve profiled to date—to find people who had their sights set on a […]
What does it really feel like to be privileged? It’s a tough question to ask and one many take for granted, especially those who have grown up in an environment where they represent the majority. While there are certainly countless people today who strive to understand their privilege, which can be defined as “an unearned […]
Employee handbooks should be reviewed at least once a year. The arrival of spring 2022 marks a good time to revisit the manuals with counsel and update your policies and practices. Read on to learn about a handful of handbook best practices as well as possible pitfalls you can avoid.
In an earlier post, we discussed how to make your job post shine. But is your posting inclusive? We spoke with Katrina Kibben, Founder and CEO of Three Ears Media, to learn how to attract diverse talent.
One of the most interesting aspects of our series on chief diversity officers (CDOs) and other leaders in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and people management is the paths they’ve taken to reach their current positions. Rarely do we speak with diversity or HR leaders who say they knew from early on they wanted to […]
In our series on chief diversity officers (CDOs), we’ve embraced the spirit of inclusiveness that the professionals we’ve featured have all strongly endorsed. While we’ve sought out CDOs specifically, we’ve spoken to professionals with a diverse range of titles, from diversity and engagement program manager to director of equity and compliance to chief executive officer, […]
The technology industry is currently experiencing great success as major companies build new flagship locations, creating many new job opportunities for skilled tech engineers. However, as the industry continues to change and grow, one thing remains the same: the lack of underrepresented groups finding employment with tech companies. As tech leaders publicly address their efforts […]
Steve Pemberton has come a long way since he entered the foster care system as a toddler. The chief HR officer at workplace recognition company, Workhuman, chronicled his life story in a book released in 2012 that was subsequently made into a movie. The book, A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious […]
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 […]