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Diversity in the Workplace - Benefits, Challenges, and Profitability

Hubert

First thing's first: What is diversity in the workplace? ? When John F Kennedy in 1961 signed what was to be known as the "Affirmative Action", he laid down a foundation that would encourage companies to build a more diverse workforce. Why It Is So Hard to Achieve.

7 Steps to Reaching Your Workforce Diversity Goals

Digital HR Tech

Workforce diversity, whether it’s gender, ethnic, or age diversity , is often linked to strong organizational performance. But how do you go about actually building a diverse workforce? The workforce diversity plan. Look for diverse sourcing channels.

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Diversity in the workplace: why it matters and how to increase inclusion

Workable

The #MeToo movement, the global rise of immigration, and large-scale political changes such as Brexit and the election of Trump, shed light on – previously overlooked – minority groups and draw our attention toward equal rights, racism, feminism and socio-economic disparities.

EEO: Everything you need to know to be an equal opportunity employer

Workable

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) refers to fair, unbiased treatment in the workplace. Employers are prohibited from discriminating against existing or potential employees based on protected characteristics, including: Race / color. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA).

How to Advocate For Women in the Workplace

Visier

More than ever, organizations are trying to create environments that are inclusive to both men and women. The challenge is that institutionalized discrimination is a complex system that’s difficult to change. And in many cases, men don’t know where to start.

What is diversity?

Workable

The diversity definition refers to the existence of variations of different characteristics in a group of people. To better understand and define diversity, we can think about it in a social context. For example, at work, you might interact with coworkers of different genders, age groups, faiths and so on. While the first things that come to mind when we talk about diversity are race and gender, there’s more than that. Diversity and discrimination.

Gender inclusion in the workplace: Going beyond diversity

Workable

She didn’t suggest banning sports talk completely; rather, it was an effort to shed light on behaviors that potentially sustain ‘bro culture’ at work. But even so, it raised some concerns as to whether we know how to improve (gender) inclusion in the workplace.

How to Take Action: Strategies for Creating a More Diverse and Inclusive Workplace in 2018

HR Daily Advisor

The volatility of 2017 further surfaced a number of longstanding and important issues, like racial and gender equality and diversity of thought in the workplace. For ethnic and culture diversity, companies in the top quartile were 33% more likely to outperform on profitability.

Diversity Training in a Nutshell: Why It Fails and How to Make It Work

Rallyware for Human Resources

The men asked for a bathroom code but were denied because they were sitting in the coffee shop, had not ordered anything, and refused to leave. The reaction to the incident was immediate: people started to protest, targeting the chain of coffee shops and accusing its management of racism.

Tackling age discrimination in the workplace

Workable

Can these different age groups work together in harmony or is there a certain age discrimination that hinders collaboration and productivity? In fact, age discrimination in the workplace takes on many shapes and forms. From ageism to inclusion.

12 Ways To Increase Gender Equality

TalentCulture

I confess I am tired of hearing about how we need to increase gender equality. How do you get there? Where the board of a company has at least one woman on its board, it is likely to crush the competition. No discrimination issues. Leadership gender equalit

Tackling age discrimination in the workplace

Workable

Can these different age groups work together in harmony or is there a certain age discrimination that hinders collaboration and productivity? In fact, age discrimination in the workplace takes on many shapes and forms. From ageism to inclusion.

What Makes a Workplace Diversity Program Successful?

Thrive Global

Facebook publishes an annual diversity report —a way to catalog the efforts the company is making toward diversifying its staff, and to report on its progress. While this sounds straightforward, research suggests that these initiatives often don’t work like they’re supposed to.

Diversify your company by NOT hiring diverse employees

Digital HR Tech

Just like racial and gender discrimination in our society, the problem with corporate diversity is structural. We can expect everyone to be equally likely to win a game only if it has fair rules, applied equally to all players.

Diversity in the Workplace - Benefits, Challenges, and Profitability

Hubert

First thing's first: What is diversity in the workplace? ? When John F Kennedy in 1961 signed what was to be known as the "Affirmative Action", he laid down a foundation that would encourage companies to build a more diverse workforce. Why It Is So Hard to Achieve.

Today is Equal Pay Day: Can HR Technology Help Close the Gender Pay Gap?

SumTotal

Women work around two months free each year, compared to men. While many organisations are proactively seeking to redress any imbalance, the problem persists. What is Equal Pay Day? The reasons to support this day are too numerous for this one blog post.

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace: Are employers doing enough?

ThoughtFarmer

If we hire just to fill a quota, won’t we be lowering the bar?”. If you are having trouble understanding the importance of diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace, you aren’t alone. Some companies struggle to understand what D&I is or it’s potential value.

Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Paycor

Do you have an age requirement for certain jobs (excluding businesses that sell alcohol and require the person to be at least 21 years old, of course)? If so, your company could be headed to the courtroom to defend itself against an age discrimination lawsuit.

How to Drive Diversity & Inclusion through Your Recruitment Process

GoodTime

It goes without saying: companies with great diversity and inclusion policies have a greater advantage over companies that don’t. This bleeds into every aspect of that company, from idea generation to overall competitiveness. In fact, the only way to stay competitive and continue to hire the best talent is by practicing diverse hiring. If we all know this, then why does it seem so difficult for companies to put diversity and inclusion into practice?

How to Improve Inclusion in the Workplace

CuteHR

Diversity is not only a buzzword. That’s why it is important to know ways to improve inclusion in the workplace and enhance diversity. To build diversity within a business, recruiting and hiring diverse talent is an insufficient scalable solution.

How to Detect and Defeat Unconscious Bias

Reflektive

The word elicits a multitude of negative associations, from prejudice to unfairness—none of which any company wants to have present in its workplace culture. How can unconscious bias be broken down? For unconscious bias to exist, two things must be true: 1) an individual holds prejudiced beliefs, attitudes and stereotypes, and 2) an individual is unaware of these prejudices. They become almost impossible to notice and may even conflict with publicly-declared beliefs.

31 Amazing (and a Few Awful) Company Mission Statement Examples You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

Imaginasium

I’ve often wondered… Why are so many well-known (not to mention the rest of the less-well-known) company mission statements so blatantly self-focused, self-serving, undifferentiated, and ultimately uninspiring for their customers or even the people who work there? So let’s get to it!

12 Ways To Increase Gender Equality

SAP Innovation

I confess I am tired of hearing about how we need to increase gender equality. How do you get there? When a company has at least one woman on its board, it is more likely to crush the competition. No discrimination issues. How do you avoid the unconscious?

How to Build Diversity and Inclusion into Your Company’s DNA, According to a Diversity-Focused VC Firm

Linkedin Talent Blog

While the conversation around diversity and inclusion (D&I) has come a long way in recent years, the biggest challenge that chief diversity officers face is making the business case for D&I, with one in four (27%) reporting this is still an issue for them.

EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance On National Origin Discrimination

HR Daily Advisor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) recently released enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination covers issues related to employment decisions, harassment, and language issues. Before coming to BLR, Ms.

Words We Use: The Biggest Stumbling Blocks For Diversity Inclusion

ATD Human Capital

The seemingly innocuous words we use every day are so powerful that they can create or destroy empires, organizations, and human beings with equal facility. How Are Words the Biggest Stumbling Blocks? Our words have the power to make someone feel included or excluded in an organization.

Diversity and Inclusion: The business case

MapHR

It has been previously reported there are currently approximately 7 million job openings, but there aren’t enough workers in America to fill those positions. Taylor said that the answer to this crisis is diversity and inclusion. He pointed to Walmart as an example.

Diversity Matters to Small and Midsize Business Growth – and Helps Build Business Beyond Bias

SuccessFactors

Diversity and inclusion are no longer “nice to have” cultural topics – or issues companies address only to avoid being accused of discrimination or to be legally compliant. How to turn diversity into a revenue-generating opportunity.

How to Ensure your Team is Truly Inclusive

New to HR

International bodies such as the EU are beginning to get serious about discrimination, so if your organisation has yet to adopt an effective and ethical diversity and inclusion policy then now is a great time to start. But how do you start creating such a program? Any HR manager who thinks that a list of dos and do nots will suffice is likely to be in for a shock, particularly if their area of responsibility extends outside of their native country.

Retain Your Diverse Workforce with a Three-Pronged Approach

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

Diversity no longer means having a few representative people who look different from the majority of your workforce. Diversity today is a key driver of organizational financial performance, and we need to consider diversity of markets, customers, ideas, and talent.

How to write a good job description

Workable

Your job description is your chance to connect with potential candidates. Effective job descriptions are engaging and inclusive, prompt the right people to apply and help you trim down your time-to-fill. Speak directly to candidates.

Diversity Is Not A Goal, But It Must Be Our Greatest Strength

SuccessFactors

The term diversity has become a standard in today’s corporate environment. Among most researchers and business executives, there is a broad consensus that advancing diversity is both a moral and a business imperative. times more likely to be innovative leaders in their industry.

How to Turn Pay Secrecy Obstacles Into Pay Transparency Opportunities

ExactHire HR Trends

Gladwell presents mounds of evidence supporting the idea that instinct shouldn’t be discounted relative to more involved decision-making processes. It is slated to be effective in July of 2018. Working to Minimize Pay Inequity. Take tech software giant, Salesforce, for example.

Fine, Be a Bigot

PerformanceICreate

It’s not often our parents suggest we are anything less than authentic but from time to time back in my teenage years, my mom would tell me, “Heather, you may be the devil’s spawn but for God’s sake, quit acting l ike it!” No one wants to be told how to think.

Can Technology Help with Workplace Diversity?

Cronofy

When companies are diverse, their employees are happier and more engaged. This means they save money on hiring, giving them more money to invest elsewhere. Diverse companies not only save money, but they earn more, too. Businesses that are culturally diverse earn 35% more than companies that aren’t. And yet the lack of diversity in business is still an issue. Technology – when built and implemented correctly – can help to eliminate this.

Unconscious bias in recruitment: How can you remove it?

Workable

There’s a lot of talk around diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Companies try to get rid of any form of discrimination from their hiring process. Research proves that, too; we’re not immune to implicit bias. Biased hiring decisions result in less diverse teams.

#MeToo, #TimesUp, and #BlackLivesMatter Not Being Discussed at Work

HR Daily Advisor

Over 1,000 full- and part-time employees in the United States were asked questions about current social movements, along with areas of discrimination they have witnessed and experienced and how their personal outlook has shifted over the past year.