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.

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.

How a Diverse Workforce Can Help Company Performance

Thrive Global

The walk is just one example of how we are encouraging our employees to bring their authentic self to work and supporting them with employee resource groups,” says Molly Ford, the director of Salesforce’s office of equality. s(HPQ) Lesley Slaton Brown, the company’s chief diversity officer.

Men and Women are Equally Engaged at Work. But is There More to the Story?

Newmeasures

It’s an unfortunate but well-documented fact that many gender disparities persist in today’s world of work. It is something that many organizations are working to maximize, as studies have shown that engaged employees are happier, more productive, and more responsive to customer needs.

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. Now is the time for HR professionals to focus on diversity in the workplace and reinforcing inclusion not just in words, but in practice. But what exactly is diversity in the workplace?

Improving Knowledge Worker Productivity

Conversation Matters

In this post I propose a third task for knowledge managers, helping organizations improve knowledge worker productivity. per year making their productivity vital to the competiveness of both organizations and the country. To discuss knowledge worker productivity, it is necessary to first define knowledge workers and to differentiate how they do their work from other kinds of workers. To be productive knowledge workers have to be responsible for their own work processes.

7 ways to successfully manage international teams

Ceridian

While international growth and team diversity may pose unique challenges, such as time-zone, cultural and communication differences, working in international teams can also offer many rewards and benefits. Equally important as a manager is being a careful listener.

Where Are You From?

Thrive Global

When Vivienne was Chief Scientist of HR Tech company Gild, she studied a data set of 122 million professional profiles , and found that one simple letter in a name could make a huge difference in a person’s job prospects: to be equally likely to get a promotion, someone named Jose would need a masters degree or higher, while someone named Joe would need no degree at all for that same promotion. Diversity pays, but the legal profession seems to keeps leaving money on the table.

AI is not a Quick-Fix Solution for Discrimination

HRExecutive

But while many see artificial intelligence as the wave of the future for HR executives seeking to recruit and retain talented, diverse applicants and make better talent-management decisions, skepticism remains. If a vendor says they’re bias-free, ask for documentation.”.

Sexual Harassment: The Workplace’s Dirty Little Secret

HR Daily Advisor

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. It’s hard to know where to start fixing such a big problem, but a good place to focus is gender equality in the workforce.

Collective intelligence: Improving top team effectiveness

HR Times

Do top teams have diversity of thinking? Are discussions between top team members designed to ensure that each person has an equal voice? It is the first of these elements—top team composition and diversity of thinking—that is the most difficult. Have we held diverse roles?

Collective intelligence: Improving top team effectiveness

HR Times

Do top teams have diversity of thinking? Are discussions between top team members designed to ensure that each person has an equal voice? It is the first of these elements—top team composition and diversity of thinking—that is the most difficult. Have we held diverse roles?

Leadership Advice From SAP Women In Enterprise Cloud Computing, Part 5: Capitalize The ‘A’ In STEAM

SAP Innovation

For most organizations, measuring the success of diversity and inclusion initiatives has become merely a matter of numbers. However, creating equal opportunities for women leaders and challenged persons is more than a numbers game.

Don’t Let an Offhanded Comment Bring About a Lawsuit

HR Daily Advisor

Performance reviews, when done correctly, can fulfill a critical role in managing employees’ performance and boosting productivity to higher levels. That created an inaccurate product count for Home Depot’s inventory records. Documenting Performance and Conduct.

The Importance of Creating a Gender Inclusive Workforce

LaborSoft

Let’s take a step back for a minute and remind ourselves why the evolution of a diverse workforce is imperative to a business thriving. Multiple studies have concluded that having a highly diverse workforce is simply more productive and profitable than a monoculture.

Hidden Talent: Best Practices for Recruiting People with Disabilities

CakeHR

The culture you’re promoting needs to be founded on transparency and honesty, as well as equality in order for your recruits to feel welcome and as a part of the brand. Create different diversity training programs and materials for your employees.

An employer’s guide to LGBT inclusion in the workplace

myhrtoolkit

A study in the US by Out Now titled ‘LGBT 2020 – LGBT Diversity Show Me the Business Case’ found that the US economy could save $9 billion annually if organisations implemented more effective inclusion policies for their LGBT staff.

Recruiting Transgender Candidates: 10 Simple Ways to Be Welcoming and Respectful

Linkedin Talent Blog

Go by the name the candidate tells you—even if it’s different on official documents. A trans candidate might have one name on their resume and another on official documents. But it can take time to officially change documents, records, and ID. Diversity

ProQuest Case Study: Using the Oscillation Principle for Software Development

Conversation Matters

It offers online products for researchers, for example, tools to manage research, or applications that helps to connect researchers to grants. Nonaka later argued in The Knowledge Creating Company , that the new framework for product development “is a form of organizational knowledge creation.

HR Department Best Set up Guide for Startups (2019)

CuteHR

A startup founder is often caught up amidst product innovation, market demands, and the cutthroat competition. The focus is on significant ways to create path-breaking products often assuming that managing the employees is a non-essential part of creating risk proof companies.

An employer’s guide to LGBT inclusion in the workplace

myhrtoolkit

A study in the US by Out Now titled ‘LGBT 2020 – LGBT Diversity Show Me the Business Case’ found that the US economy could save $9 billion annually if organisations implemented more effective inclusion policies for their LGBT staff.

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. ” According to the EEOC press release , “[t]he report finds that age discrimination remains too common and too accepted as outdated assumptions about older workers and ability persist, even though today’s experienced workers are more diverse, better educated and working longer than previous generations.”

Evaluating Whether You Should Hire Candidates with Past Criminal Histories

Cisive

While this typically includes campaigns to specifically recruit diverse candidates, persons with disabilities, and other marginalized groups, there is a trend towards recruiting candidates with past criminal histories. In fact, a 2019 survey of consumers by SHRM indicated that 78 percent of consumers were comfortable buying products from companies that hired individuals with a non-violent criminal record, for customer-facing roles. It’s also important to document this information.

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. ” According to the EEOC press release , “[t]he report finds that age discrimination remains too common and too accepted as outdated assumptions about older workers and ability persist, even though today’s experienced workers are more diverse, better educated and working longer than previous generations.”

The 14 Silicon Valley HR Execs You Should Follow on Social Media

Eightfold

Nowhere is this shown better than in his Slack blog post on staying productive as an executive. Based on his own experiences, Kwok recommends combining big strategies and small hacks to stay productive despite a busy schedule. This includes simple things like learning keyboard shortcuts to big-picture ideas such as scheduling time for thinking and organizing tasks around your own productivity levels. . She is a pioneer of equal pay and has overseen Salesforce spend $8.7

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Sexual Harassment: The Workplace’s Dirty Little Secret

Vibe HCM

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. It’s hard to know where to start fixing such a big problem, but a good place to focus is gender equality in the workforce.

Employee Onboarding Best Practices: A Technology Perspective

EmployeeConnect

In fact, statistics show that employee onboarding programs can increase retention rates by as much as 25 percent while improving productivity by 11 percent. Smart onboarding enhances the user experience and simplifies filling out forms, collaborating on projects, conducting background checks and managing document integration. The employee onboarding process is no longer used just for administrative issues.

Google's Awkward Week Offers a Teachable Moment to Us All

i4cp

The story that broke this past weekend about an internal document authored by a Google employee calling the company’s culture (specifically, its approach to diversity and inclusion) into question, doesn’t seem to be going away. Gizmodo’s publication of the document, titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” lit the fuse on a fast-growing controversy, spurring Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, to respond by emailing a memo to employees and posting it to Google’s website.

The Casual Workforce: How To Keep Zero-Hour Workers Coming Back

Get Hppy

The downsides of working under a zero-hour contract have been well-documented by the press ! Equally, employers can struggle to find staff to cover every shift, particularly at short notice. The next secret to success is employing a diverse group of people.

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

HR Daily Advisor

Oracle has millions of dollars in government contracts, according to court documents, and the suit asks a judge to cancel those contracts and permanently bar the company from doing business with the federal government in the future. The U.S.

Why Successful Distributed Teams Need These 5 Things

SocialChorus

A study by Walden University shows that remote workers: are more productive than their traditional in-office colleagues, cheaper to maintain, greatly increase the hiring options for organizations, and. What is a distributed team?

Social Collaboration: Does It Hurt Or Help Sales?

SuccessFactors

Increase speed of information, enabling the workforce, including sales, to be 14% more productive. Sell as a team: An individual salesperson rarely possesses the diverse expertise or time necessary to carry out the various tasks it takes to make a deal.

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Brand positioning in the era of disruption, brand purpose and evidence-based marketing

Qualtrics HR

First coined by Jack Trout in 1969, positioning was what “advertising does to the product in the prospect’s mind.”. It provides the direction for strategic and tactical activities that will help an organization’s products and services stand out amid the many alternatives consumers could choose. Even though 50 years have passed since it was introduced, many marketers still view the concept of positioning as the basis for brand strategy.

How Booz Allen Hamilton’s Accelerator Brings the Employee Value Proposition to Life

i4cp

The organization solves problems for clients, leveraging a breadth of management consulting, technology, engineering, and scientific expertise to deliver breakthrough ideas, solutions, and products. Booz Allen’s success is predicated on attracting and retaining diverse minds with the technical and innovative prowess to power client solutions and drive business growth. This reduced unwanted impacts of down time, such as productivity loss and lack of engagement.

Scanning for Unconscious Bias Within CV’s

Hireability

Much of the research on this has been focused, where reproducible, on attempting to generate a more “equitable”, or “equality-of-outcome” -based playing field. Resumes with the anglo-sounding names received substantially more callbacks that [sic] those with diverse names of other origins. Our parsing engine ALEX takes a free form document and extracts identifiable fields including, but not limited to, name, contact information, education, skills, experience, etc.

6 Concepts That Help Create A Culture of Collaboration

Pingboard

Sports teams know this equally as well. While this perspective may work to complete a specific task, how much more innovative and productive could they and the company be if people were to pool their resources, share their ideas and information, and work together for a common goal?

How to Create a Killer Office Fitness Challenge

SnackNation

Employee fitness equals free money for your company. Organizations who invest in health and wellness actually save money by reducing healthcare costs and curbing lost productivity due to absenteeism. Think about it – your employees are diverse!