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.

Learning Corner With Jeffrey Pfeffer: Why It’s Important to Include Age in Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

Cornerstone On Demand

At Stanford University, during the 2018-2019 academic year, virtually every meeting of the faculty senate included a report—or two—on the university’s diversity efforts. Clearly, diversity and inclusion are becoming a priority for all types of organizations.

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.

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.

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?

The case for diversity

HR Daily Advisor

While few American businesses self-report on diversity data , workplace discrimination and inclusion are near-daily topics in the media. To underscore the criticality of workplace diversity, let’s take a look at how inclusion and diversity are tied to corporate performance.

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

Integrating Diversity: A Seat at the Table

ATD Human Capital

Integrating diversity into the workplace promotes increased productivity, higher quality, and greater enrichment to the customers we serve. Companies that embrace diversity can broaden their skill base and become more competitive and innovative.

7 Tips to Manage a Diverse Workforce

TalentCulture

Organizations today are more diverse than ever today. Most companies benefit from a diverse environment, but there are always certain challenges that may rise. Realizing that truth and developing hands-on strategies that welcome diversity is imperative. Understand discrimination.

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. The EPA includes only four defenses to a claim of unequal pay: A seniority system; A merit system; A system that measures earnings by quantity or quality of product; or.

“Overqualified” is Just another word for Age Discrimination

The Tim Sackett Project

Turns out we all love to discriminate against old people, equally! Creative companies think the only people who buy products and services are 26-year-olds on Instagram and Snap. Had a really talented lady reach out to me the other day. 49 years old, college grad, great portfolio of work. She has been interviewing and is being told she is “Overqualified” There is some truth about her being called this.

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

The Employer Handbook

Here’s a snippet from a story by Sarah McBride : HRC, Lambda Legal, Out & Equal, Out Leadership, and Freedom for All Americans announced that 206 major corporations have signed a “friend of the court” brief that will be filed with the U.S. LGBT discrimination is bad for business.

Should Your Company Sign the White House’s Equal Pay Pledge?

Workology

Yesterday the White House held a summit on women’s issues that including talks, press announcements, a new final rule on discrimination against transgender people in the workplace , and the signing of an agreement by 28 major US companies, including Amazon, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo and more, to work quickly to close the gender pay gap. The Equal Pay Pledge. HR diversity equal pay pledge equality gender pay gap hiring

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.

Women in Technology: United We Stand

Ultimate Software

Even though these numbers have been widely circulated in HR circles, I continue to come across corporate annual reports that feature a variety of diverse employees on the cover page. The report chalks up the backpedaling to what it calls ‘diversity fatigue’.

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. Instead, they are a critical part of the new paradigm of doing business in a global, increasingly diverse world.

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

Employees who are good culture fits are those who mesh well both professionally and personally – the idea being that a team of employees who believe in your company mission and get along well enough to grab post-work drinks together will be more productive.

Four EEOC-approved ways that your company can prevent age discrimination at work

The Employer Handbook

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission just released a report on “ The State of Age Discrimination and Older Workers in the U.S. 50 Years After the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).” No, how about I just cut to the chase and share some EEOC tips for reducing age discrimination in your workplace: Include age in diversity and inclusion programs and efforts. And high employee engagement increases employee productivity.”

Teach Workers to Celebrate Diversity on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

HR Daily Advisor

Regardless of your organization’s pay practices, this holiday is a great time to celebrate diversity in your workplace. Help employees learn to respect each other’s differences so they can understand each other, communicate effectively, and work together productively.

5 Weeks To Davos: Equality And Empowerment For Women Around The Globe

SAP Innovation

Global Goal #5 : Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Gender equality is a hot topic in Hollywood these days. Goal #5 is specifically targeted towards ending discrimination against women and girls throughout the world. 17 weeks to Davos.

Women in Leadership: #BalanceforBetter

Ultimate Software

We are passionate about achieving gender equality in the workplace and hope to inspire others to do the same. S: Mandating diversity of any kind is always risky. Do not let naysayers or age discrimination stop or deter you if you feel you have more to learn and give.

DOL Sues Oracle for Pay Discrimination; Company Says Claims are ‘Political’

HR Daily Advisor

Department of Labor (DOL) has alleged in a lawsuit that tech company Oracle discriminates against employees and applicants on the basis of race and sex. Federal contractors are required to comply with all applicable anti-discrimination laws,” said Thomas M. The U.S.

Four EEOC-approved ways that your company can prevent age discrimination at work

The Employer Handbook

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission just released a report on “ The State of Age Discrimination and Older Workers in the U.S. 50 Years After the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).” No, how about I just cut to the chase and share some EEOC tips for reducing age discrimination in your workplace: Include age in diversity and inclusion programs and efforts. And high employee engagement increases employee productivity.”

15Five Takes PRIDE In Every Employee

15Five

For the same reasons we honor Women’s History month and Black History month, Pride has propelled a movement centered around equality and inclusion of every one. The topic of diversity and inclusion has not fallen on deaf ears at our company.

Fine, Be a Bigot

PerformanceICreate

I think of my mother and her pleadings nearly every time I teach a class on discrimination and harassment prevention. I have been teaching discrimination and harassment prevention classes since 1995.

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.” And, yes, diversity needs to include age as a demographic in addition to race, gender and sexual orientation.

What is blind recruitment, and is it effective?

Interact-Intranet

Not only have there been digital advancements, such as the development of bots , there has also been a shift towards a more diverse workplace. Diversity in the workplace has been under scrutiny in recent years. Despite improvements in diversity, it’s clear we still have some way to go.

Five great posts for all HR professionals to read

OmegaHR Solutions

Certainly, FMLA requires we offer parental leave equally, but that is unpaid time. One company made the mistake of not offering equal time off to both mothers and fathers and got charged with sex discrimination. Five fantastic reads to educate and inform.

Neuro-Diversity: Employers Need To Help People “Come Out”

SAP Innovation

What is neuro-diversity? Neuro-diversity is an umbrella term referring to a group of neurological development disorders which share common features, in particular differences in how people learn and process information. There is clearly a movement towards greater equality.

HRExaminer Radio – Executive Conversations: Episode #322: Jim Stroud, VP, Product Evangelist, ClickIQ

HR Examiner

Guest: Jim Stroud, VP, Product Evangelist at ClickIQ. He now serves ClickIQ as its VP, Product Evangelist. of product evangelists for North America for ClickIQ which is a automated job advertising platform startup in the UK which is now branching out to the U.S.

10 Examples of Awesome Inclusion Statements

Ongig

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 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.

Sexual Harassment: The Workplace’s Dirty Little Secret

HR Daily Advisor

Recent headlines have been littered with numerous stories of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and rape. Gender inequality in the workplace has gotten better over the years, but it’s still a far cry from giving men and women equal opportunities.

On #EqualPayDay Dig Deeper into the Pay Gap’s Complexities

Workology

Yesterday Facebook and Microsoft announced that they have reached gender pay parity , hoping, I imagine, to get ahead of today’s Equal Pay Day discussions. Equal Pay Day is the point at which the average woman has met the earnings of the average man from the previous year.

Screening Candidates with Too Much Experience a Potential ADEA Violation

HR Daily Advisor

A 58-year-old attorney had too much experience to seek an in-house legal position with a healthcare products company. Discrimination claims of the “disparate treatment” variety require a showing that the employer intended to discriminate.

6 Changes Your Company Must Make To Develop More Female Leaders

SuccessFactors

The most recent allegations of sexual harassment by management and subsequent apathy by HR at hot tech startup Uber have once again brought to the fore the lack of progress we’ve made in gender equality.