Diversity & Inclusion

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    U of Texas: Women execs more likely than men to focus on customer relationships

    The study comes at a time in which external forces have created significant barriers for women’s career trajectories.

    By Sept. 27, 2022
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    Pfizer, Amazon join Chobani CEO’s Afghan refugee hiring initiative

    Participating employers said they plan to hire more than 20,000 refugees over the next three years.

    By Sept. 23, 2022
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    A deep dive into diversity and inclusion

    Staying thoughtful and engaged regarding DEI topics — as well as listening to employees — can help employers meet goals and retain people.

    By HR Dive staff
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    Bad interview processes may be driving applicants away

    “If you’re claiming to be something you’re not, you’re catfishing prospective employees, and people will find out,” Greenhouse’s CPO said.

    By Laurel Kalser • Sept. 23, 2022
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    Study: Employers miss the mark on pay equity

    Many equal-pay-for-equal-work initiatives focus on women, but it’s so much more complex than that, the research notes.

    By Sept. 22, 2022
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    Male allies help advance gender equity, UT Austin study suggests

    With the proper space to learn and support to speak up, men can bridge the gap for marginalized co-workers.

    By Sept. 21, 2022
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    Neurodiverse inclusion is improving, but lack of awareness is blocking progress

    Employers can improve by prioritizing inclusive language and retrofitting interview structures.

    By Sept. 19, 2022
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    4 ways to combat high turnover of chief diversity officers

    Despite the increasing quantity of CDOs, the data shows a shockingly slow growth rate due to preventable factors, D&I adviser William Cooper writes.

    By William Cooper • Sept. 14, 2022
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    Software firm reports dramatic increase in female applicants

    The influx indicates diversity and inclusion efforts may be working, BairesDev said.

    By Sept. 13, 2022
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    Thinking about disclosing diversity data? Take an individualized approach, attorney warns

    When done thoughtfully, disclosures may have significant value. But employers may want to take steps to minimize risk.

    By Sept. 7, 2022
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    Starbucks shareholder files suit over diverse hiring

    A conservative think tank claims Starbucks’ diverse hiring practices violate the Civil Rights Act of 1965.

    By Sept. 6, 2022
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    10 initiatives to improve diversity in the workplace

    It does no good to have a diverse workforce unless your workplace is inclusive. 

    By Cadient Talent • Sept. 1, 2022
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    SHRM denies race bias allegations, asks court to dismiss lawsuit

    The HR association attributed the plaintiff’s termination to poor performance.

    By Aug. 31, 2022
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    Former Kaiser Permanente professor alleges hostile workplace, false DEI promises

    The biologist claimed the medical school is “a hostile work environment for Black doctors, faculty, staff and students.” Commenting to HR Dive, a Kaiser Permanente spokesperson disputed that characterization.

    By Aug. 31, 2022
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    Mailbag: How can HR prevent a DEI recession?

    Indeed’s DIB lead spoke about ways to ensure the economic recession — with its hiring freezes and budget triaging — doesn’t put inclusion initiatives on the chopping block.

    By Aug. 29, 2022
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    Rise of female CFOs outpaces slowing diversity gains

    Women comprised 16% of big company CFOs while Black, Latino and Asian executives held 10.9% of the top finance seats as of July 31, a study found. 

    By Maura Webber Sadovi • Aug. 29, 2022
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    Hybrid Health: Quiet quitting is about a sense of self

    On the surface, generations are arguing about whether workers doing the bare minimum are overcompensated or conserving their energy because they’re underpaid. But there’s more to it.

    By Aug. 29, 2022
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    SHRM joins board diversity initiative

    The Society for Human Resource Management is teaming up with the National Association of Corporate Directors and Vista Equity Partners.

    By Aug. 25, 2022
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    How Indeed’s DIB lead holds space for BIPOC employees

    After a difficult summer, on top of a painful two years since COVID, how are HR leads supposed to pick up the pieces? Misty Gaither of Indeed offers some tips.

    By Aug. 24, 2022
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    Stop requiring diversity statements when hiring, academic freedom group says

    The Academic Freedom Alliance calls diversity, equity and inclusion tests "forced pledges of conformity" amid struggles over hiring practices.

    By Laura Spitalniak • Aug. 24, 2022
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    In Buffalo, a shaken community pleads the EEOC to take action

    Opportunities alone haven’t been enough to help the city’s Black residents break down long-standing barriers, witnesses told the agency.

    By Aug. 22, 2022
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    Judge puts the brakes on Florida’s Stop WOKE Act

    The law contains terms so vague that employers and other parties could not determine what speech it prohibits, plaintiffs alleged.

    By Aug. 19, 2022
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    7 stories on nonbinary worker inclusion

    HR can consider the gaps that exist in helping nonbinary individuals self-identify and can work to address their needs.

    Aug. 17, 2022
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    Mailbag: How do you fill out the EEO-1 form for a nonbinary worker?

    “We don’t have to overcomplicate things for the people. We’re trying to amplify their voice,” McLean’s HR lead told HR Dive.

    By Aug. 16, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    How employers can support sober employees this holiday season

    Not everyone can participate in alcohol-infused merrymaking.

    By Aug. 15, 2022
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    Why reverse mentoring is important in a recession

    From tech skills to cultural awareness, reverse mentoring is giving older workers the necessary tools to succeed.

    By Aug. 10, 2022