- In her Oscar acceptance speech, Frances McDormand introduced a new term to the American vernacular – inclusion rider. Buzz immediately spread throughout La La Land, and a number of production companies have begun to adopt the practice, according to various media reports.
- The term refers to a contract stipulation that a performer can make that the remainder of the cast/crew maintain a level of diversity. With the suggestion, McDormand brought the need for diversity in the movie industry to light.
- The buzz for more inclusion in the workplace could be spreading beyond “the business” to businesses around the country, ThinkHR proposes, meaning HR may need to be prepared for candidate questions surrounding inclusion and diversity practices.
On the heels of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, we may see a trend at its onset. But entertainment isn’t the only industry that feeling a push to ensure that hiring practices don’t exhibit conscious or unconscious bias.
Dataset after dataset reveals the positive impact of diversity on the business bottom line. A more diverse workforce leads to improved innovation and, in the long-run, better products and services.
HR, by now, is pretty aware of that fact. The top trend identified by recruiters for 2018 is diversity hiring. Business is working to expand its reach beyond the traditional hiring pipelines to appeal to a broader, more diverse applicant pool. And beyond sourcing, it’s critical to create an atmosphere of inclusion to meet goals and employee expectations. A recent survey, however, revealed that only 12% of organizations have reached that goal.