A deep dive into diversity and inclusion

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Note from the editor

When employees feel included, they do better work, studies have shown — but how can employers ensure everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age or religious creed, feels welcome at their workplaces? 

It's an important question. Solid policies that make clear where an employer stands on harassment and discrimination can go a long way, especially on topics relevant to people of color and LGBTQ communities. Mentorship could help underrepresented groups stake a stronger claim at work. And some employers have even begun to link compensation to their diversity, equity and inclusion goals to ensure consistent momentum.

Staying thoughtful and engaged regarding DEI topics — as well as listening to employees — can help employers meet goals and retain people. We hope you enjoy this deep dive into diversity and inclusion.

Kathryn Moody Senior Editor

6 mistakes employers make while battling the 'diversity paradox'

"Some of the lessons recruiters are using today are the same things we talked about 10, 15, 20 years ago," Jackye Clayton said during an HR Tech conference keynote.

• Published April 7, 2021

Link compensation to DEI goals to hold execs accountable, Mercer says

• Published Oct. 1, 2020

One-quarter of LGBTQ employees keep identity hidden, LinkedIn survey says

• Published June 10, 2021

Mentoring can be a secret weapon in D&I strategy

Beyond professional development, mentoring can level the playing field for marginalized folks, JFF's Cat Ward told HR Dive.

• Published June 23, 2021

Multilingual workplaces don't have to be divisive, global HR pros say

While multilingual workplaces can be tricky to navigate, global HR professionals have found ways to bridge the cultural gap.

• Published June 9, 2021

Disability advocate Judy Heumann on the future of employment policy

The former adviser to two U.S. presidents discusses the experience of job seekers with disabilities and how employers can improve inclusion.

• Published Sept. 10, 2020

The Talent Textbook: As Biden shatters precedent in Washington, ageism persists throughout US

"Even if older people brave the elevated risks to apply for jobs, they may face even more age discrimination," a National Bureau of Economic Research report found.

• Published Jan. 20, 2021

A deep dive into diversity and inclusion

Studies have shown employees do best at work when they feel a sense of inclusion - but creating an environment that actively welcomes everyone has been a struggle for employers. As expectations grow higher, employers have even begun to link compensation to their diversity, equity and inclusion goals to ensure consistent momentum.

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  • 6 mistakes employers make while battling the 'diversity paradox'
  • Disability advocate Judy Heumann on the future of employment policy
  • Link compensation to DEI goals to hold execs accountable, Mercer says
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