Tag Archives: Diversity & Inclusion

Looking Forward

For companies seeking a more inclusive, equitable, and diverse workplace, data can reveal a clear path to success.

By Marta Chmielowicz

When an organization came to Korn Ferry with the goal of improving the diversity of its upper-level leadership team, a data-driven root analysis was in order. A close look at metrics around promotion, development, diversity, and employee engagement revealed that the company had no formal performance management and development program in place, but was great at informal development, with tons of opportunities for employees to pursue lateral assignments.

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The Road to Progress

LGBT+ employees face significant barriers to inclusion in the workplace.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Whilst diversity and inclusion have long been lauded as key strategies to improve belonging and engagement at work, the reality is that many organisations struggle to create an inclusive workplace for all employees. LGBT+ individuals in particular face significant hurdles at work, with the CIPD’s Inclusion at Work study revealing higher instances of workplace conflict, harassment, discrimination, and psychological safety.

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Empowering Women in the Workplace

Mid-market businesses still have a long way to go to achieve true gender diversity.

By Marta Chmielowicz

COVID-19 has amplified the challenges faced by working women, driving millions to reconsider their careers as they are forced to shoulder the majority of home schooling and caregiving responsibilities. This moment provides an important opportunity for employers to rethink how they support and retain their female employees.

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Data-Driven Diversity

Organizations need to look at the numbers in order to turn D&I commitments into impactful change.

By E.J. Marin

According to a new report from McKinsey & Company, it may take 95 years for Black employees to reach parity in management positions if there is no change to the current promotion, attrition, and hiring rates in the U.S. In the past year, diversity, equity, and inclusion have become major topics of conversation as COVID-19’s disparate health impact on people of color, the pandemic’s outsized negative economic effects on women in the workforce, and the rise of Black Lives Matter protests made disparities glaringly clear.

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Moving the Needle

Companies looking to develop D&I programs with impact should consider these best practices.

By Marta Chmielowicz

The social justice movements of 2020 and the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on people of color moved the needle on diversity and inclusion (D&I), framing it as a national priority for businesses and employees alike. Research shows that employees will do their best work when part of an inclusive organization. According to Glint, employees with a strong sense of belonging are more than six times as likely to be engaged than those who don’t.

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Uncovering Unconscious Bias Through Inclusivity Auditing

With Tom Lakin, Senior Innovation Manager, Resource Solutions

Today’s top candidates are seeking employers that promote a culture of diversity and inclusion. In fact, according to research from Glassdoor, 67% of job seekers consider workplace diversity an important factor when considering employment opportunities. But often, end-to-end recruitment practices present obstacles of unconscious biases along the way, hindering both candidates and organizations alike. Here, Tom Lakin, senior innovation manager for Resource Solutions, shares how an inclusivity audit can produce actionable results to eliminate unconscious bias and deliver meaningful change to an organization’s hiring approach.

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Uplifting Women

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has increased its female representation through a combination of hiring, development, benefits, and culture initiatives.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Hiring teams across the world are putting serious effort into optimising their diversity hiring strategies. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is one company with a proven track record of success—particularly in Asia. Thanks to its numerous diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives, the organisation has created a culture where women know they will be supported.

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Extreme Challenges, Extreme Opportunities

Four shifts that have the potential to become norms in 2021.

By Sabrina Williams

2020 was an extremely challenging year for the HR industry. From rapidly adjusting and supporting employees through the transition to remote work to responding to country-wide calls for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace as police brutality and the resulting protests took center stage over the summer, HR departments have had to step up and completely re-envision the futures of their organizations.

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Making Work Work for Women

Facing unique circumstances, employers are offering additional support to retain female employees.

By Marta Chmielowicz

The events of 2020 have been challenging for most, with lockdowns, school closures, and the switch to remote blurring the boundaries between work and home like never before. Women in particular have been impacted, often responsible for shouldering a large share of childcare, household labor, and homeschooling on top of a full day of work.

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