Diversity & Inclusion

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    Amazon union organizer petitions court to lead race bias class-action suit

    Christian Smalls’ appeal to the 2nd Circuit follows a lower court’s dismissal of the suit that challenged Amazon's COVID-19 safety measures.

    By Dec. 1, 2022
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    How to use DEI-focused manager training to re-engage employees

    “Before we pontificate about quiet quitting ... ask if you’re doing everything you can to be an employer of choice,” writes DEI leader Elena Richards of KPMG.

    By Elena Richards • Nov. 30, 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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    Papa Johns names first Latino to head both people, diversity

    Prior to this appointment, Elias Reyna worked as an HR lead for ABM Industries, Tesoro, Shell and Papa Johns.

    By Nov. 30, 2022
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    Are corporate leaders spouting empty promises about CEO diversity?

    Leaders have recognized that DEI among top management is critical to an organization’s success, but progress is stagnant, Heidrick & Struggles’ report finds.

    By Laurel Kalser • Nov. 28, 2022
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    Highly engaged companies have broader DEI programs, study says

    Companies with high levels of employee engagement tend to have a clear and inclusive definition of diversity that informs their programs.

    By Nov. 23, 2022
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    Greater management diversity leads to better financial performance, report finds

    “Instead of fighting transparency, public companies should embrace the EEO-1 movement,” said Joshua Ramer, CEO of DiversIQ.

    By Nov. 18, 2022
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    Some DEI policies send the wrong message, survey warns

    ResumeBuilder survey results showed that some hiring managers feel pressured to prioritize diversity over qualifications.

    By Laurel Kalser • Nov. 16, 2022
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    Code-switching at work may have unforeseen consequences

    Panelists unpacked the effects of covering and code-switching during a session at the ABA’s 2022 Labor and Employment Law Conference.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    4 ways to foster LGBTQ allyship in the workplace

    Allyship became personal for Claudia Dulac, head of diversity & inclusion for Merrill, when her husband came out as gay in 2009.

    By Claudia Dulac • Nov. 14, 2022
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    Slowly but surely, S&P boards are diversifying

    New directors account for only 7% of all S&P board directors, but the new additions were largely from historically underrepresented groups.

    By Laurel Kalser • Nov. 11, 2022
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    How private employers can recruit and retain veterans

    Many private employers now recognize the skills service members bring to the workforce, writes Wendy Buckingham, associate attorney at Littler.

    By Wendy Buckingham • Nov. 9, 2022
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    College presidential searches still favor White candidates, report says

    Different search firm practices, hiring processes and job descriptions can change an exclusionary status quo, the College Futures Foundation said.

    By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf • Nov. 8, 2022
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    CompTIA partnership aims to expand tech opportunities for LGBTQ talent

    Diversity, equity and inclusion efforts remain an active consideration for the tech sector, which has struggled with bias.

    By Nov. 8, 2022
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    DEIB lost steam last year, but HR pros say employers are reinvesting

    A renewed focus on retention has buoyed diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, Lattice said.

    By Nov. 2, 2022
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    When seeking hires, don’t forget workers who are blind

    Working-age people who are blind are disproportionately unemployed, writes Dan Phillips, director of public policy at the Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Utica, New York.

    By Dan Phillips • Oct. 31, 2022
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    Lessons learned from SHRM Inclusion 2022

    The ideas exchanged will likely only grow in importance.

    By Oct. 28, 2022
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    Mailbag: How should HR referee workplace political debates?

    Alexander Alonso, SHRM’s chief knowledge officer, offered his best practices for how HR can mediate potentially tricky debates at work.

    By Oct. 27, 2022
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    SHRM speakers call on HR pros to address everyday ableism

    Breaking down the social and medical models of disability, Tricia Downing and Erik Kondo asked SHRM attendees to drop the objectification.

    By Oct. 26, 2022
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    SHRM: Most employers dedicate ‘little to no resources’ to DEI

    To succeed, DEI may need to be treated as a business function, not just HR programming.

    By Oct. 26, 2022
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    How employers can better cultivate women leaders

    Toxic workplaces, combined with gender discrimination, make for poor soil, one expert said during SHRM Inclusion 2022.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
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    ‘No one’s talking about it’: Divorced employees need support, too

    Employers and HR pros need to be vigilant regarding divorce’s effect on worker mental health, one expert said.

    By Oct. 21, 2022
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    Papa Johns’ chief diversity officer steps down

    Marvin Boakye helmed people functions amid a culture reset at the quick-service restaurant.

    By Oct. 21, 2022
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    Belonging, engagement levels plummet, but remote work may not be to blame

    Women, millennials and individual contributors were more likely than their peers to say that they felt a decline in their sense of belonging.

    By Oct. 21, 2022
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    If HR and hiring managers don’t collaborate, cybersecurity staffing shortages may worsen

    Employers are less likely to have cybersecurity staffing shortages when HR pros and cybersecurity managers combine expertise, (ISC)²’s workforce study found.

    By Laurel Kalser • Oct. 21, 2022
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    Why one HR vet turned down higher-paying jobs for nonprofit life

    “Join for the mission; stay for the people,” is Yvonne Wolf’s description of Trust for Public Land’s talent life cycle.

    By Oct. 19, 2022