WorkHuman Session Spotlight: Empowering through Diversity and Equality


Diversity means different things to various people. Some people think diversity applies to physical differences, such as race and gender. Others think of diversity in terms of ability. Finally, some people equate diversity with preferences. Successful workplaces embrace all aspects of diversity as a competitive differentiator. How can you elevate diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equality beyond compliance and governance to become a cultural imperative?

Best Practices for Improving Diversity and Inclusion in Your Business


With recent equality movements gaining momentum in society, there is a powerful microscope on companies today. Many are trying to evaluate their own organization’s diversity, but diversity has many layers. In other words, inclusion is the real goal, not just diversity.

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Why LMS Compliance Training is an Onboarding Must-Have


An HRMS with an integrated LMS is the best practice for compliance training. What are the benefits of using an LMS for compliance training? LMS companies specialize in immersive and engaging compliance coursework. New hires who receive engaging compliance training start their jobs understanding what is acceptable behavior. Ongoing compliance training reinforces what the new hire learned during onboarding. WorkforceHUB has extensive compliance tools.

International Women’s Day: Addressing Gender Pay Equity

Ultimate Software

Yet, despite political attention and federal regulations—the Equal Pay Act was established in 1963 !—there I’m a strong believer in Equal Pay for Equal Work – no one should be paid any more or less based on their identity; they should be paid by their contribution and skills.”. When we think of “Equal Pay for Equal Work”, we’re talking about controlled pay, which is $0.98 The Bottom Line: The business case for equal pay.

Gender equality, employee experience and HCM compliance: the top-read posts of 2017

MBO Partners

Gender equality and diversity at work, and culture. Equality, diversity and inclusion. With gender equality, diversity and inclusion being hot topics this year, two of our top-viewed posts, from our VP People Academy Lisa Bull, addressed sponsorship and bias. This post focuses particularly on bias and how employers can bring more awareness to diversity and inclusion issues at work. The right side of compliance.

The case for diversity

HR Daily Advisor

This edition of The Oswald Letter is a guest post from Elizabeth Petersen, Project Director for Simplify Compliance. While few American businesses self-report on diversity data , workplace discrimination and inclusion are near-daily topics in the media. In the real world, diversity and inclusion may feel nebulous—nice-to-have goals—but they can easily become deprioritized when weighed against the many other pressing demands of day-to-day organizational operations.

Unconscious bias in recruitment: How can you remove it?


There’s a lot of talk around diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Some of them are actively looking to attract diverse candidates, e.g. by applying blind resume screening methods or by hosting female-only career days. Biased hiring decisions result in less diverse teams. And less diversity hinders your business productivity. “If But, he adds: We don’t have to make the business case for diversity anymore.

Diversity and inclusion make teams great

HR Management

Is diversity and inclusion (D&I) in organizations and teams just the latest HR craze? Or maybe just a nod to equality compliance? It will highlight communication styles, which helps build a more engaged and productive workforce. Plus, it’s good business practice to embrace diversity and inclusion: Complex and challenging issues are more likely to be resolved when a team includes a range of talents, thought processes and behaviors.

Diversity and Inclusion Drive the Road to Remarkable


Yes, it has been something that weighs on me, but the good news is that diversity and inclusion are hot topics today and rightly so. Unfortunately gender equality for women has a ways to go, and implementing a diversity and inclusion strategy to improve the landscape is still in the early days. According to “What Is the Impact of Gender Diversity on Technology Business Performance?” “Half the world is. Half the world was. Half the world thinks.

5 FAQs About Federal Compliance for Small Businesses


It’s a good thing American business owners “pull themselves up by their bootstraps” because wading through the muck of federal compliance and tax codes is a messy business indeed– those boots might come in handy. But don’t let compliance (or the lack of knowledge around it) soil your reputation. . This post tackles five of the top frequently asked compliance questions small business owners ask, and provides a few tips to help clean up the muddle of compliance chaos.

More Than a Check Box: Why Compliance Should Be an Integral Part of Company Strategy

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

You won't find Heather Bussing's definition of compliance in a dictionary. An attorney with over 30 years of experience representing employers, unions and workers in every aspect of employment and labor law, Bussing sees compliance not as an end goal but as a symptom of a richer, more thought-out corporate culture of inclusion, wellness and performance management. Why should leaders integrate compliance into their larger business strategy?

Diversity in the Workplace: Good for People, Good for Business


A few years back I attended a panel presentation featuring many prominent business executives discussing diversity and inclusion (D&I) to an audience of HR leaders. A recent BCG study found that companies reporting above average diversity on their management teams also reported innovation revenue that was 19% points higher than those with less diverse teams. Decisions made and executed by diverse teams deliver 60% better results.

Report: Contract Workers Are More Productive than Full-Time Employees

HR Daily Advisor

Initial findings from the 2016 Workforce Productivity Report , released by World Market and KRC Research, reveal that less than one in three business leaders (31%) believe their company is as productive as it should be, and many are turning toward on-demand contract workers with specialized skills to boost productivity. Contract Workers More Productive, Specialized, Driven, and Flexible. ” Productivity a Priority but Not a Day-to-Day Focus.

Compliance Checklist: Federal Employment Laws You Need To Know At Every Stage Of Your Company’s Growth


With a fast-growing small business, compliance is just one of many things on your to-do list, behind hiring, improving operations, and fine-tuning your products. Equal Pay Act (EPA), via EEOC. One key amendment, the Labor Management Relations Act, grants employers an equal position in union-employee-employer disputes and outlines dispute procedures. Learn more about managing small business compliance. . Check out our Compliance Assistant. . Compliance

Fine, Be a Bigot


The laws, and accompanying regulations, suggest an employee’s value should be based on productivity, quality, service, knowledge, merit and other job related issues and NOT her/his protected class. Civil Rights Compliance Culture Diversity Employee Relations Employment Law Equality Religious Freedom Tolerance Discrimination Harassment Inclusion

Best Practices for Creating an Inclusive Workplace

Criteria Corp

Considering the fact that our nation is becoming ever more diverse , lack of inclusivity can be extremely detrimental not only for moral reasons, but for business ones. While a top-down approach is necessary to ensure compliance with diversity and inclusion initiatives, a bottom-up approach to the issue is also important. CIO magazine asserts that top-down approaches to inclusivity “drive compliance, not commitment.”

Construction and Diversity: Are You Being Left Behind?

BirdDogHR - Recruitment

Construction and Diversity: Are You Being Left Behind? The article advocates for diversity as a way to broaden the workforce and ensure that everyone who can work, is. Diversity is an answer to the skills gap , and will create an applicant pool with varied talents and backgrounds. Here’s how to encourage diversity in your construction business. A diverse workforce has diverse needs. Equal work for equal pay is a good place to start.

Culture: The Microbiome Affecting Systemic Wellness in Every Organization

Thrive Global

Reasonably, few would dispute that all people should be equally represented, rewarded and valued in the workplace. In the fintech industry, we are not bound to regulatory or compliance protocols to promote diversity, inclusion and equality protocols.

Could This One Rule Make You Rethink Workforce Diversity?

SAP Innovation

Facebook’s diversity report was recently released and the results are…could be better. Diversity in the workplace, particularly in tech, has become a seriously hot issue in the past year, and a polarizing one at that. There are certainly some dollars being thrown at the issue: Google has budgeted $150 million for diversity issues this year. This follows the January announcement of $300 million as part of its Diversity in Technology program.

2020 and Beyond

HRO Today

Jordan believes that modular performance review platforms that allow for individualized goal setting will become more prevalent as companies seek to improve productivity. Even more important is creating a culture that is open, accepting, humble, and courageous and allows diversity to thrive.”.

All the Money in the World: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Williams, and Wage Disparity Issues

HR Daily Advisor

Netflix suspended production of House of Cards , and director Ridley Scott began pursuing rapid reshoots to recast Spacey’s role in the true crime thriller All the Money in the World. Williams released a statement saying, “If we truly envision an equal world, it takes equal effort and sacrifice. Renewed public outcry has called for transparency in pay discussions and equality in the workplace.

2020 and Beyond

HRO Today

Jordan believes that modular performance review platforms that allow for individualized goal setting will become more prevalent as companies seek to improve productivity. Even more important is creating a culture that is open, accepting, humble, and courageous and allows diversity to thrive.”.

10 Examples of Awesome Inclusion Statements


IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status. Gusto also has multiple pages on its site about Inclusivity such as its Special Report: Diversity and Inclusion with Gusto. Ties diverse employees to diverse products/customers.

You’re Not Managing DE&I if You’re Not Measuring It


So why is the measurement of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives often neglected beyond tracking compliance requirements (e.g., Diversifying your workforce is a great start but alone will not lead to engaged and productive employees. When evaluating your initiatives, diversity is important but it does not imply equity and inclusion. Encouragement of equal opportunity to information exchange and influence in decision making.

Why Even the Best Companies Fail at Inclusion


I particularly enjoyed the session delivered by Great Place to Work ®’ s Sarah Lewis-Kulin , vice president certification production. This illustrates a growing trend in HR and business to focus on more than diversity for the sake of compliance. Just because you attract and hire a diverse workforce doesn’t mean every employee feels included and a part of your culture. Are you encouraging senior-level leaders to be sponsors and mentors for diverse employee groups?

FMLA and ADA Overlap

HR Daily Advisor

As employers we all strive to be in legal compliance, especially when it comes to federal regulations that protect our employees, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The main risks for employers are: Running afoul of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by being unwilling to grant additional leave to a disabled employee after FMLA and all paid leave has run out; and.

How Canada Can Tackle the Gender Wage Gap


One important indicator of the state of gender equality is the gender wage gap , which persists in all countries despite increased attention from governments and the private sector. Many of Canada’s like-minded global partners and competitors have prioritized closing the gender wage gap as a way to achieve gender economic equality. Iceland’s recent legislation to fine companies that did not achieve wage equality is the most recent to garner global attention.

Women And Men Working Together = More Sustainable & Successful Work Environments

Inpower Coaching

The demand is right around the corner and the Millennials will expect it for young men are used to working with women as equals. Finally, research has shown that teams that are compromised of equal numbers of men and women are most successful. Feedback is the lifeblood of productive teamwork. These diverse teams also have significantly higher returns for stakeholders. Want to sustain outstanding results in business?

8 steps to stamp out LGBT discrimination

Business Management Daily

Everyone should have a basic understanding of the law, their role in ensuring diversity at work, and unconscious bias. They can affect our behavior, and if we aren’t aware of them, they can cause diversity issues in the workplace. Unconscious bias can impact hiring the best candidate, inappropriate questions can be asked during interviews, and other Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) rules can be broken that leave the company at risk for a discrimination claim.

10 Examples of Awesome Inclusion Statements


IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status. Gusto also has multiple pages on its site about Inclusivity such as its Special Report: Diversity and Inclusion with Gusto. Ties diverse employees to diverse products/customers. Diversity and Inclusion

Employee Onboarding Best Practices: A Technology Perspective


In fact, statistics show that employee onboarding programs can increase retention rates by as much as 25 percent while improving productivity by 11 percent. Any compliance training requirements Cross-training and advancement policies The Power of Rules Driven Workflow Rules driven workflows ensure that the onboarding process follows a predefined sequence of events for approvals, notifications, escalations, reminders and exports.

3 Ways to Drive Growth with Digital HR Transformation


Scale diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategies and results with data-driven decision-making across core people management processes. Let’s Focus on Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). D&I is becoming more of a CEO and HR mandate given its compliance roots and because there is evidence of organizations that embrace D&I perform better than those who don’t make it a priority. But diversity isn’t always something we can measure or see.

A Blog with a story

EverFi - HR

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received over 7,514 claims of sexual harassment, resulting in $68 million in direct settlements. . Sexual harassment impacts employee productivity. Toxic workplaces lead to reduced employee productivity.

4 Hidden Risks of Reopening

EverFi - HR

Any back-to-work plan also must account for the following less visible, but equally harmful, risks of reopening: COVID-19 complaints and retaliation. I recently participated in a panel with other executives who spoke about the dramatic shift in hotline complaints from traditional compliance issues to almost exclusively COVID-related concerns. Plan for a readjustment period before productivity and capacity return to prior levels.

45 HR Trends and Predictions to Watch Out For in 2019


There will be a renewed focus on employee productivity and well-being, and the rise of AI-driven HR tech will make the HR more agile and efficient. This prediction is based on the renewed focus on diversity in the workplace. Diverse organizations work better. These solutions are designed to boost employee morale and improve productivity. #5. Less is equal to more. Big is equal to beautiful. Diversity will continue to be a strong focus.

Want Better Recruiting? Add These 25 Recruitment Leaders to Your Feed


Yolanda Lee Conyers is Lenovo’s chief diversity officer and also president of the Lenovo Foundation. Connecting underserved populations to technology ensures the very diversity we. value and ultimately helps all of humanity move forward,” she emphasizes in the company’s 2017-2018 diversity and inclusion report. “… While we’re in an industry that focuses on selling products, making sure there’s equal access to them is important to us.”.

Lincoln Financial Group Partners with PlanSource to Simplify the Benefits Experience through Boost


A study conducted in partnership by Lincoln Financial Group and The Center for Generational Kinetics, found that 62% of millennials say they have given up searching for information about their benefits or financial products because it was too overwhelming. Simple, consolidated billing and payment – Customers use PlanSource to self-bill for the products offered from Boost carriers, saving time for busy HR professionals and eliminating the need to reconcile bills.