Tag: inclusive workplace

Caregiving and Work-Life Balance: An Employers’ Guide to Support Employees

The role of caregiving in the workforce transcends parenthood, and employers need to recognize the challenge that many face – juggling professional responsibilities and a caregiving role(s) is a constant, and oftentimes thankless, job. According to research by SHRM, paid paternity leave in the US is currently only being offered by 32% of employers;  an […]

Menopause as a Source of Premature Workplace Attrition

In a challenging labor market, retaining skilled employees is paramount for businesses aiming to maintain competitiveness and operational continuity. Employee turnover not only disrupts workflow but also incurs significant costs related to recruitment, training, and lost productivity. As such, understanding the diverse reasons behind employee departures is essential for developing effective retention strategies. While many […]

Building a More Inclusive Work with Elise James-DeCruise

Elise James-DeCruise is a trailblazer in the realm of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), spearheading initiatives at the Ad Council with a passion for creating inclusive environments and opportunities. In this latest installment of our long-running series on DEI leaders, we explore James-DeCruise’s insights into her journey and the impactful work being done at the […]

Should Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policies Vanish After Landmark Supreme Court Ruling?

Last June, the United States Supreme Court held in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard Coll that affirmative action policies at universities violate the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. While the ruling does not apply to employers overall, the rationale and […]

Political Tensions Expected to Grow in the Workplace in 2024

Thanksgiving dinner, first dates, and in the office are great examples of times and places where talking politics is best avoided. After all, in a highly polarized American society, there’s a good chance of offending at least half the people in the room. The bad news for employers and managers, however, is that experts expect […]

Best of A Seat at the Table Podcast 2023

Research increasingly shows that diverse and inclusive workplaces earn deeper trust and more commitment from their employees. Furthermore, for a majority of employed U.S. adults (56%), focusing on increasing DEI at work is a good thing, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.  While preparing for the new year, let’s take a look back at HR […]

5 Crucial Skills You’ll Gain When You Work Toward Understanding Marginalized Employees

“How we show up with others is really a reflection of how we view ourselves.” My grandmother used to offer this piece of wisdom, and as we think about our diversity advocacy, it is worth remembering that our equity and belonging work is not about saving others as much as it is about growing and […]

Virtual Training for Onboarding: Engaging, Effective, and Secure Employee Integration

Susan’s two friends Meg and Alex have embarked on new job journeys, but their experiences couldn’t be more different. Meg is facing a challenging start, expressing her dissatisfaction with a rough onboarding process and a lack of connection to the company. On the other hand, Alex is thriving in her new role, enthusiastically describing a […]

Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month: 9 Reasons to Hire People with Disabilities

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and we celebrate the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. Sadly, even in this day and age, many companies are still reluctant to hire people with disabilities because of the misguided beliefs they have about doing so. They think it will cost the organization money in extra […]

Resilient Growth: Nurturing Diversity for Success

In today’s rapidly shifting business world, it’s leaders’ responsibility to ensure every employee feels valued, heard, and respected. More than ever, it’s clear that commitment to cultivating a rich and diverse workforce is the key for driving resilient business growth. Companies, therefore, must promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in the workplace and prioritize their […]