Diversity & Inclusion


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    Deep Dive

    Tractor Supply may have thought it solved a big problem. Now it has a few more.

    The retailer retreated from its diversity and climate goals after an “anti-woke” protest on social media — and ignited a backlash.

    By Daphne Howland • July 11, 2024
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    Honeywell employee fired for skipping DEI training has no bias claim, 7th Circuit affirms

    The decision comes at a time of intense scrutiny of organizational diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

    By July 11, 2024
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    A deep dive into pay equity

    How can HR address pay equity with all stakeholders in mind?

    By HR Dive staff
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    1 in 3 companies don’t have a pay equity strategy, survey shows

    Closing the pay gap has become an urgent priority as companies move to comply with new laws and attract and retain talent, a new report indicates.

    By Carolyn Crist • July 10, 2024
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    Black farmers call on Tractor Supply CEO to resign following diversity about-face

    John Boyd, president of the National Black Farmers Association, a Tractor Supply shareholder and fourth-generation farmer, said he has tried to reach out to the company’s top executive.

    By Daphne Howland • July 8, 2024
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    Judge denies 17 states’ request to halt pregnancy accommodation rule amid appeal

    The court dismissed with prejudice an earlier challenge, and the plaintiffs appealed that ruling.

    By July 3, 2024
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    How to make employees feel included, according to researchers

    Burnout and inclusion are statistically intertwined, Boston Consulting Group said in a recent report.

    By July 3, 2024
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    New Jersey attorney general sues Iron Workers’ chapter for discrimination

    Bloomfield-based Local 11 skipped over Black workers for jobs in favor of White members and promoted a hostile work environment toward women, a lawsuit claims.

    By Joe Bousquin • July 2, 2024
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    Tractor Supply slashes all DEI roles and Pride support

    The retailer said it would focus on “being a good neighbor,” but the Human Rights Campaign said the decisions mean the company is “turning its back on their own neighbors.”

    By Daphne Howland • July 1, 2024
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    SHRM24

    Why employees resist welcoming trans co-workers

    Ben Greene spoke to a SHRM audience about the barriers to trans inclusion in the workplace.

    By June 27, 2024
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    DEI faces ‘delicate and uncomfortable environment,’ SHRM panelists say

    Backlash bolstered by the U.S. Supreme Court's college admissions decision is seemingly in tension with diversity’s business case and the country’s shifting dynamics, speakers observed.

    By Laurel Kalser • June 26, 2024
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    The ultimate team players: Why one company makes room for Olympic rowers

    There’s a war for talent, according to Broadridge Financial Solutions’ president; “We have to show that we can meet our associates where their situations are.”

    By Jen A. Miller • June 26, 2024
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    Title VII turns 60

    Why the Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock was just the beginning for LGBTQ+ workplace rights

    The decision and its effects show how Title VII — a law that touches the lives of all workers — continues to grow and change.

    By Jen A. Miller • June 26, 2024
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    HR is often left out of AI plans, despite the need for upskilling and inclusion

    Although people and change management play a major role in AI adoption, HR isn't always part of the conversation, McLean & Co. says.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 25, 2024
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    As LGBTQ+ allyship at work grows, persistent challenges remain

    LGBTQ+ workers point to a need for genuine allyship and present a clear call to action for employers nationwide, Randstad said.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 21, 2024
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    Weis Markets will pay $75,000 to settle EEOC lawsuit alleging it failed to stop sexual harassment

    The grocery store chain must also address disability discrimination, after allegedly forcing the harassed employee to participate in an employee assistance program.

    By June 20, 2024
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    Opinion

    Why engaging Gen Z LGBTQ+ employees is paramount to companies’ future workforces

    Ignoring the Gen Z LGBTQ+ workforce's growing needs could mean millions in increased turnover costs and a shrunken talent pool, writes Mitch Berlin, an EY executive.

    By Mitch Berlin • June 17, 2024
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    Disconnect persists in perception of trans support at work

    Although transgender rights and inclusivity have improved in some ways during the past year, more needs to be done, workers told Monster.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 14, 2024
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    How to factor all genders into pay equity discussions

    Generally, discussions about pay equity focus on the gender pay gap between men and women but fail to consider those who identify as nonbinary and to address intersectionality.

    By June 12, 2024
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    How fostering DEI can improve safety and reduce workplace injury risks

    Thinking about workplace design can help accommodate workers with different abilities, body types and cultural preferences, according to the National Safety Council.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 12, 2024
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    DEI success ultimately stems from strong CEO leadership, survey indicates

    While acknowledging the increased pushback regarding DEI programs, Black executives noted the importance of sustaining their initiatives.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 11, 2024
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    Older workers make up more of the workforce, EBRI says

    Employers need to understand the changing demographic characteristics of the older workforce to better design employee benefit plans, an EBRI director said.

    By June 5, 2024
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    LA County Fire captain sues department over Pride flag responsibilities

    The evangelical Christian lifeguard said “his religious beliefs did not allow him to raise the Progress Pride Flag,” according to the complaint.

    By June 5, 2024
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    Lack of LGBTQ+ support turns talent away, Indeed says

    Almost one-third of LGBTQ+ workers — and 50% of trans workers — have refused to apply to a job due to a perceived lack of support.

    By June 5, 2024
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    LGBTQ+ workers face a substantial pay gap, Glassdoor says

    Unadjusted, the gap is similar to the pay gap between men and women, though LGBTQ+ workers are disproportionately represented in some industries. 

    By June 4, 2024
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    More than 40% of LGBTQ+ workers say they’ve faced prejudice at work

    Leaders can create an inclusive environment by empowering employee-driven groups, developing a culture of respect and fostering authentic allyship.

    By Carolyn Crist • May 30, 2024