Diversity, Inclusion and The Workplace

HR Counselor's Corner

Workplace diversity is understanding, accepting, and valuing differences in people. Differences in education, as well as personalities, skill sets, experiences, is also included in the definition of diversity. So, what does it mean to have Diversity and Inclusion in your workplace?

Lack of Gender Equality in Venture Capital Industry

HR Daily Advisor

We recently sat down with Loni Brown, Head of Talent at Entelo to discuss recent research into the dearth of gender equality in the world of venture capital. HR Daily Advisor : Gender equality in the workplace has been a struggle, especially for some industries.

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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 is Diversity in the workplace important?

The Top 20 Diversity Titles [with Descriptions]

Ongig

Which diversity titles work best for you and your team? My team and I looked at the best practices at leading companies as well as the most popular diversity titles requested on Google (via ahrefs and Google’s Keyword Tool). Diversity vs Inclusion vs. Equity.

Without Retention, Diversity Efforts Fall Short

Reflektive

Building diversity in the workplace is an initiative HR leaders cannot afford to miss. Companies with diverse workforces are proven to deliver higher performance and greater innovation. Therefore, many technology companies are directing large sums of money to increase internal diversity metrics and cultivate a broader pipeline of minority candidates. Despite investment in equal-opportunity hiring practices, diversity numbers are unimpressive Click To Tweet.

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 For a raw and insightful look into how real women got ahead and made a name for themselves in the HR industry, register for our third-annual Women in Leadership panel.

How to Renew Focus on Diversity, Inclusion and Gender Equity

AbelHR

This attention should be focused creating a diverse, inclusive culture for all the benefits and perspective that employees of different backgrounds bring to the table, not because it is required by law to not discriminate on grounds of race, ethnicity, gender, age, or other perceived differences.

Gaming company’s ‘bro culture’ sparks gender discrimination lawsuit

HR Morning

Two women are suing “League of Legends” video game developer Riot Games for discrimination, harassment, and violation of the California Equal Pay Act. Riot Games, one current and one former employee of the company seek class action status for the suit, alleging that Riot denies women equal pay and limits their career advancement due specifically to their gender. That focus, the plaintiffs say, translates into an unwritten policy and practice of discriminating against women.

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. How can HR fight age discrimination?

Workplace Diversity: ‘The Era of Colorblindness is Over’

Cornerstone On Demand

Workplace diversity is a pressing topic among HR pros. That attention often focuses on how diversity affects the company — but what about how minorities' experiences affect people personally and professionally? Talent Management Talent Management Diversity

There’s no excuse for lack of diversity in talent sourcing

Chief Learning Officer - Talent Management

Sourcing and including diverse candidates in all hires and promotion considerations is a vitally important way to make sure your team comprises the highest-quality talent. Organizational efforts to achieve diversity, equity and inclusion can improve productivity and outcomes.

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. A structural opportunity for diversity.

Confessions of a Reluctant Feminist: My Role In Perpetuating Workplace Discrimination

Inpower Coaching

The lack of workforce diversity affects virtually every business. We need to figure out how to fight the kind of workplace discrimination that creates cultural uniformity in our businesses for two reasons. I did not always perceive the challenges of diversity this clearly.

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 Is Diversity In The Workplace Important?

While Companies Make Strides Towards Diverse Workplaces, Political Diversity Struggles in Tech

Select Software Reviews

Despite increased pressure to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace, diversity is still an area where many companies struggle. Businesses also fail to create an inclusive workplace when they focus on hitting diversity quotas rather than on shifting the company culture.

AI is not a Quick-Fix Solution for Discrimination

HRExecutive

However, the emergence of AI has sparked a fascinating and important debate: Do machines making decisions that were once made by humans reduce or even eliminate discrimination—or can they actually increase bias?

Use 'The Interruption Strategy' to Tackle the Diversity Gap

Cornerstone On Demand

population will soon be more diverse than ever: Census data suggests there will be no ethnic majority in the next 10 to 30 years. Williams writes, “When an organization lacks diversity, it's not the employees who need fixing. " There are many emerging strategies to increase diversity and eliminate bias in organizations — including several focused on using big data to tackle the problem. Do they have equal pay to their majority counterparts?

Pay Attention to Age Diversity, Especially in the Tech Industry

TalentCircles

According to Scientific American, “for groups that value innovation and new ideas, diversity helps.” Yes, even in the tech industry. And, yes, diversity needs to include age as a demographic in addition to race, gender and sexual orientation.

Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Paycor

If so, your company could be headed to the courtroom to defend itself against an age discrimination lawsuit. The ADEA was a positive step to protect workers’ rights, but age discrimination (whether intentional or unintentional) is still happening in every industry and job sector today.

Why the Best Companies Have Diverse Training Departments

ATD Human Capital

Diversity and inclusion in the talent development profession benefits organizations that desire longevity and overall growth. Companies that focus on fostering an equal environment are more successful, because they are better able to branch into emerging markets and increase productivity.

The New Meaning of the Equal Pay Act’s Promise of Pay Equity

HR Daily Advisor

Never before has the Equal Pay Act (EPA) gotten so much attention. That language would apply with equal logic to pay associated with promotions and job transfers. The post The New Meaning of the Equal Pay Act’s Promise of Pay Equity appeared first on HR Daily Advisor.

This Employee Beat Dress Code Discrimination With Cosplay

Workology

When Dress Codes Discriminate. Unequal dress code policy enforcement is one of the less subtle ways that employment discrimination manifests, but it can be difficult to fight without very clear documentation and supporting evidence.

$5 trillion says that LGBT discrimination at work is against federal law

The Employer Handbook

Instead, I want to talk about news of this brief that over 200 companies, representing more than 7 million employees, a wide variety of industries, and more than $5 trillion in revenue will file with the Supreme Court today. LGBT discrimination is bad for business.

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

Rallyware for Human Resources

Starbucks, reacting to a national debate, closed 8,000 of its US coffee stores on Tuesday, 29 of May, to conduct racial bias training—a type of diversity training. . Why companies even do diversity training? But there are more reasons to implement diversity training.

Lessons from SAP’s Journey: Three Actionable Ways to Increase Women in Management

TLNT: The Business of HR

Organizations continue to struggle to create gender equality in the workplace, especially those in the technology industry. Diversity HR Insights HR News Organizational Leadership Sexual Discrimination Strategic HR Featured gender diversity

Do enterprise social networks hold the key to solving the lack of diversity in tech?

Thrive Global

For anyone with even a passing familiarity with the tech scene, it won’t come as a surprise to hear the sector seems to have a problem with diversity and inclusion. The industry’s giants are cases in point, with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella promising an overhaul of HR following claims of sexual harassment and discrimination, and Google’s annual diversity report revealing more progress is needed. Because, what is diversity after all?

Gender Pay Equality Lawsuits Prove Expensive for Companies

LaborSoft

Pay Equality Lawsuits Proving Expensive for Companies. million salary for the reshoot of scenes, outcry from industry peers and the general public put employers under a microscope for double-standard practices and pay inequality. Compensation Discrimination Pay inequality isn’t limited to Hollywood or the Silicon Valley. Recent headlines out of Hollywood have shed light on an ongoing struggle in the workplace.

Diversity and Inclusion: The business case

MapHR

Taylor said that the answer to this crisis is diversity and inclusion. In fact, Taylor says there is a strong business case for hiring employees from diverse groups such as the formerly incarcerated. “It’s From Taylor’s perspective, it’s just another dimension of diversity.

Women in Technology: United We Stand

Ultimate Software

Being a woman in today’s male-dominated technology industry (with persistently inequitable salaries, limited leadership opportunities, and all-too-frequent harassment) can be an exhausting challenge. The report chalks up the backpedaling to what it calls ‘diversity fatigue’.

Alleged Pay Discrimination at Google Makes Marc Benioff and Salesforce Look Amazing.

The HR Capitalist

At the time, I thought the move was brilliant, as it changed the conversation about workforce diversity to one of workforce equality - an equal goal that once achieved, was bound to change the narrative related to how much slack the world was going to give Salesforce for having some work to do on the diversity front. Not only did they change the narrative related to diversity (important, but so it equality, people!),

Top 10 Benefits of Diversity in the Workplace (Infographics)

CuteHR

Embracing diversity in the workplace is an essential ingredient for a business that wants to be competitive on the intentional scale. Many companies are making an effort to achieve diversity in the workplace. Diversity enables them to attract the best talents into their human resources.

Diversity Memo Causes a Stir

HRExecutive

The tech world is chattering today about a widely circulated internal memo from a male software engineer unhappy with Google’s diversity practices. Posted in full over the weekend by tech-oriented websites Motherboard and Gizmodo , the memo argues that innate biological differences between men and women account for underrepresentation of women in the upper reaches of the industry. “I’m gender diversity HR profession

Let’s Be Honest About Diversity: Age Matters Too

TalentCulture

The conversation about diversity is finally opening up. We have a long way to go, but gender and ethnic equality are firmly on the agenda. From the law to the notoriously homogeneous tech industry, leaders are taking notice and working to create change.

Good CEOs Get Why Diversity and Inclusion Matters

TalentCircles

Focusing on talent diversity is no longer optional. A true diversity and inclusion initiative is about more than ensuring that rules are followed and the requisite diversity programs and regulations are in place.

When Hiring for Culture Fit, Make Sure You Aren’t Sacrificing Diversity

HR Daily Advisor

In 2015, the Harvard Business Review published tips on hiring for culture fit – less than a year later, the publication featured an article warning that hiring for culture fit can thwart a company’s diversity efforts. Diversity also impacts a company’s bottom line.