Tag Archives: Diversity & Inclusion

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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Top Concerns of CHROs

Six HR leaders share solutions to the issues keeping HR up at night: the impact of COVID-19, workforce planning, business agility, and the skills gap.

By Marta Chmielowicz

2020 has been a whirlwind of a year and HR leaders have found themselves at the frontlines, leading the charge into a new and uncertain reality. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, shelter in place orders, and social unrest of the past months, HR leaders have maintained a sense of normalcy while adapting to the changing needs of their businesses and the workplace at large. Now, they must develop a plan to face the unknown obstacles that lie ahead.

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Diversity Driven By Data

Four best practices to consider when implementing more inclusive hiring practices.

By Dr. Christy Petrosso and William T. Rolack, Sr.

Organizations looking to quickly boost employee representation can use predictive data to understand which markets have the largest number of available diverse candidates for specific roles, and focus pipelining efforts in those areas. This hyper-targeted approach delivers a bigger return on diversity hiring investments, especially when working with limited resources, which is the case for many companies today given the ongoing economic uncertainty.

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Data and Diversity

Analyzing talent acquisition data can build visibility and accountability into D&I initiatives.

With Paul Harty, Chief Solutions Officer, Sevenstep

Organizations of all sizes and across all industries struggle to maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace—but talent acquisition data can help them drive a more strategic approach. From identifying moments of bias to making a case for needed technologies, hiring data can give HR leaders the insights needed to overcome the obstacles that hold them back from true diversity. Here, Paul Harty, chief solutions officer at Sevenstep, shares some best practices for HR leaders looking to enhance their D&I approach with data.

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Developing a Diverse Leadership Pipeline

With Diana Faison, Managing Director, Leadership Acceleration, BPI group

Research shows that diverse and inclusive cultures are more successful than others. Bringing varied backgrounds and viewpoints to the table results in better decision-making and higher business impact. Yet organizations continue to struggle to create more diverse, equitable and inclusive cultures–and it starts with the leadership pipeline. Here Diana Faison, Managing Director, Leadership Acceleration, BPI group, shares some best practices for investing in diverse leaders and creating a plan for a more diverse pipeline.

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Walking the Walk

Five ways HR leaders can design an equity program that delivers value to employees long after the term stops trending.

By Pearlie Oni

The business case for diversity and inclusion (D&I) has been well established. Diverse teams are more creative, more productive and, all in all, more lucrative. In fact, McKinsey’s 2019 Diversity Wins: How Inclusion Matters report found that the most diverse companies are more likely to outperform their less diverse peers on profitability—and the greater the representation, the greater the performance.

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