History of Diversity and Inclusion Policies in the Workplace

Kazoo

Over the past 100 years, the U.S. While initially male-dominated as women took on more “traditional” roles within the home, the onset of World War II shifted this dynamic. From groundbreaking cases like the Meritor Savings Bank v. The U.S.

How To Build Your Company’s Diversity & Inclusion Policy

Trainual

And I just built Trainual’s official Diversity & Inclusion policy. Admittedly, the fact that I represent several underrepresented communities did not make this task any easier. The stakes were extraordinarily high. Start With How the Final Policy Should Sound and Feel.

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Remote Work Reminder: Don’t Lose Sight of Harassment Prevention Training Obligations

HRWatchdog

Since the COVID-19 pandemic’s onset, the number of employees working remotely increased dramatically —a trend that’s persisting and trending permanent, as Gallup stated in the fall. Employers must continue to provide training every two years thereafter.

What any diversity and inclusion policy should contain

Insperity

Increasingly, more workplaces are instituting a diversity and inclusion policy. Why is a DE&I policy so important? According to the U.S. Companies that publicize their diversity initiatives may attract an expanded talent pool. Definition of policy scope.

Preparing for New York’s Sexual Harassment Laws

Grovo HR

While many companies have some form of a sexual harassment prevention policy, New York State is mandating that all companies with employees based in the state complete annual sexual harassment prevention training for all their staff at least once annually. As the law goes into effect on 10/9, companies will need to train their employees by the January 1, 2019 deadline. Training Requirements Are Mandatory Starting 10/9.

Grovo 100

Who’s Calling, Please? DFEH Will Survey Employers About Anti-Harassment and Diversity Policies

HRWatchdog

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently announced that it will conduct a telephonic survey of California employers to ask questions about their anti-harassment and diversity policies. The intent of the survey is to develop a clearer picture of how California employers manage diversity and harassment issues, including anti-harassment and diversity policies. Harassment complaint procedures.

Diversity, Equality & Inclusion

Affinity HR Group

Federal and in some instances state and local law protects several groups of people in the workplace based on their sexual or gender identity. Ensure all policies and procedures are applied equally to both sexes without regard to sexual orientation, gender identity, or transgender status.

Preventing Harassment In the Workplace

Reflektive

The “Me Too” Movement has brought harassment into the spotlight, highlighting the need to create a safe, inclusive workplace for all employees. But preventing harassment in the workplace requires more than a line in the company handbook. . While it starts with a formal, clearly stated policy, stopping harassment is really about a culture change. Defining Workplace Harassment. How to Prevent Harassment in the Workplace.

More Sexual-Harassment-Policy Rethinking

HRExecutive

Came across this recent research from the University of Missouri that adds credence to a Q&A I did late last year with the author of a book titled Sex and the Office: Women, Men and the Sex Partition That’s Dividing the Workplace. Both the MU researchers and the author of the book, Kim Elsesser, seem to be getting at the same point about today’s sexual-harassment policies in the workplace.

Resolving Diversity Conflict in the Workplace

Pollack Peacebuilding

Conflict within the workplace is complex and can have negative implications if left unaddressed. This is nowhere more true than in cases of diversity conflict in the workplace. Diversity Conflict in the Workplace.

What is Diversity? The Importance of Diversity Training in the Workplace

Pollack Peacebuilding

Workplace diversity describes an organization that hires and supports employees from varying backgrounds and characteristics such as race, gender, sexual orientation, faith, etc. Diversity Training. The Difference Between Equality and Diversity.

Workplace Harassment: A Q&A With Lori

HR Topics

In today’s world, workplace harassment is a hot topic and one that likely will continue to be. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sets the official definition as “unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. Workplace harassment can include anything from unwanted sexual attention, bullying, intimidation and other behaviors. Lead from the top.

How to Increase Diversity in the Workplace

Hireology

Diversity and inclusion have for a long while been hot button issues in the workplace. In recent years, however, they’ve become ever-more important due to issues like the Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements, along with a worldwide rise in immigration. All that to say, hiring employees from diverse backgrounds isn’t simply a fad that will die down — it’s a necessity to have a workforce that represents the world we live in. . Why is Diversity Important? .

Looking to update your policy on sexual harassment? Maybe you’d like to see Facebook’s…

The Employer Handbook

Maybe it’s a conversation at a networking event or a question from the audience at an HR session. You see, Facebook decided to make a bunch of its workplace policies and training modules publicly available. Here is the harassment policy (which includes an internal FAQ for employees on Facebook’s investigations process that I’m totally going to steal , plagiarize , borrow.). Here is the full managing unconscious bias training module.

The Non Discrimination Policy: Importance and 5 Examples

Digital HR Tech

Diversity and inclusion is about more than just hiring people with a variety of skin tones. You need a non discrimination policy in your workplace, and this article will help you write one that reflects your company’s commitment to treating everyone equally. The U.K.

What’s Top-of-Mind Today Regarding Diversity, Inclusion, and Harassment in the Workplace?

EverFi - HR

Many of these inequities have been illuminated by the disparate impact of the global pandemic, the resulting mental health crisis that is affecting communities in uneven ways, and the social justice movement. COVID-19, Remote Work, and Workplace Harassment.

What is Diversity? The Importance of Diversity Training in the Workplace

Pollack Peacebuilding

Workplace diversity describes an organization that hires and supports employees from varying backgrounds and characteristics such as race, gender, sexual orientation, faith, etc. An organization thriving in workplace diversity has employees with a wide range of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives and has policies to ensure people aren’t discriminated against due to those differences. Diversity Training. The Difference Between Equality and Diversity.

4 Ways to Create Effective Sexual Harassment Training

HR Morning

In a study by the Association for Talent Development (ATD), 71 percent of HR professionals said their company conducts sexual harassment prevention training. adults believe changes need to be made to eliminate sexual harassment and assault in the workplace, with 44 percent saying better sexual harassment training is the key. Why sexual harassment training is broken. Improving the effectiveness of sexual harassment training.

Can HR really fix organisations’ diversity problems?

cipHR

The growing strength of the Black Lives Matter movement has thrown the spotlight on instances of racism and a lack of inclusion at organisations around the world. The environment they are in is toxic.”. Reaching out to young, diverse talent is critical.

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. What is the goal? Training 4.

How Serious are OFCCP Equal Pay Penalties? Very.

Trusaic

The Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) just won a significant equal pay victory against WMS Solutions, LLC, a staffing company focusing on asbestos abatement. In its recent decision, a judge within the U.S. The remainder is to remedy systemic hiring discrimination.

Learning leaders reexamine sexual harassment prevention in light of new state laws

CLO Magazine

1 in the state of Illinois, the Workplace Transparency Act mandates workplace sexual harassment training for public and private organizations with more than 15 employees. Starting with their policies, those needed to be updated. Refreshing the Content.

Has the #MeToo Movement Actually Changed Sexual Harassment Policies?

EverFi - HR

While most people likely believe that the “Me Too” movement is something that emerged over the last few years, it’s a movement that was actually started in 2006 by a woman named Tarana Burke, a survivor of sexual assault. The small flame she ignited was fanned and became an inferno in 2017—11 years later—fueled by allegations of sexual assault leveled against media mogul Harvey Weinstein. Awareness is the First Step in Sexual Harassment Prevention.

Sexual Harassment: HR Needs Help

HRExecutive

Picture this: The company you work for is flourishing. The newest addition to the executive team, John, the CFO, has a great vision for the company and is an easygoing, thoughtful guy to boot. Option one: You decide not to inform company leadership about the harassment complaints and instead file the grievances away and move on. As a result, the company continues to grow, but so do the complaints against John.

6 Types Of Diversity Training For An Inclusive Workplace

Vantage Circle

But do you know how to lay the groundwork for a successful diversity program? It is achieved through intensive diversity training. A diversity training program is an essential step towards creating a great company culture. Then you’re at the right place.

Workplace Diversity: ‘The Era of Colorblindness is Over’

Cornerstone On Demand

Workplace diversity is a pressing topic among HR pros. It's heavily scrutinized in blogs, at conferences and during training sessions. That attention often focuses on how diversity affects the company — but what about how minorities' experiences affect people personally and professionally? Google employee Erica Baker addressed that question recently on Medium with a first-person account of her experiences as a minority in the tech industry.

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.

Continuing the Dialogue about Diversity and Inclusion

Edcor

Diversity and Inclusion was a hot topic of discussion last year following a global uproar against systemic racism and social injustice. Many others responded with sensitization training and workshops. However, the news lived its natural course and soon fizzled.

3 Ways Harassment Prevention Training Can Help Prevent Sexual Harassment

EverFi - HR

The Harvard Business Review recently posed the question : “Has sexual harassment at work decreased since #MeToo? MeToo has raised awareness of sexual harassment and its prevalence which has provided employees with a sense of community and feelings of confidence to be able to address and report incidents of harassment. And yet we can and should do more harassment prevention training to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

How to Create a Harassment-Free Work Environment

CultureIQ

The workforce is a diverse place—encompassing many cultures and customs, meaning that your employees may have differing views on hairy topics like sexual harassment. Employees spend a great deal of time together, and friendships and bonds are forged, both in and outside the office. Talking about sexual harassment can be awkward, but not handling it at all can make matters worse. A clear and concise policy. Training. Open-door claim policy.

New Illinois Harassment Laws: Fighting Workplace Harassment

EverFi - HR

Concerns about sexual harassment in the workplace are nothing new. Illinois harassment laws are designed to take action against harassment in the state. Harassment in the workplace was first formally prohibited by the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the first sexual harassment cases began to come to the courts in the 1970s—but, the Supreme Court didn’t consider sexual harassment from a legal perspective until the 1980s.

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. And for real, our 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Sexual harassment text on cardboard. Sadly, sexual harassment is so pervasive that we sometimes don’t see it. 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.

8 Ways To Promote Religious Diversity In The Workplace

Vantage Circle

Faith is an integral part of every employee, making religious diversity in the workplace imperative for every business leader. A religiously-diverse workplace is a symbol of inclusivity, positivity, and tolerance. What Does Religion Diversity in the Workplace Mean?

The X-Factors for Diverse and Inclusive Leadership

Culture Counts

It’s no surprise that numerous studies have shown the link between the lack of a diverse and inclusive workplace culture and employee turnover. To determine if you as a leader are indeed developing an inclusive culture at the workplace, ask yourself these questions: .

11 steps that you can take now to reduce harassment in your workplace

The Employer Handbook

That sounds more “glass-half-full” than “ Don’t be like the Dallas Mavericks: 11 ways to avoid a Sports Illustrated report chronicling twenty years of allegations of sexual harassment and mismanagement in your workplace. ” Yeah, I’m comfortable with the title of today’s blog post. If you hung around yesterday, you got yourself a primer on the anatomy of a workplace investigation report. But, the franchise has a long way to go.

Best Practices for Improving Diversity and Inclusion in Your Business

Synergy

Many are trying to evaluate their own organization’s diversity, but diversity has many layers. The pressure is on for businesses to move beyond a simple definition of diversity and reach a level of inclusion. In other words, inclusion is the real goal, not just diversity.

Does your sexual harassment training include this important topic? If not, it should.

The Employer Handbook

More than ever, American workplaces are emphasizing diversity by targeting hires of different races, religions, ethnicities, genders, cultural and educational backgrounds, work experience, etc. Generally, this results in businesses attracting better talent, reducing turnover, and improving the brand and reputation. Over the weekend, I read this story and this story by Julia Ingram and Claire Wang. Anti-Harassment Sexual Harassment

Ways to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Pollack Peacebuilding

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace introduce new ideas, new products, and a safe, collaborative company culture for all employees. But even though the benefits are clear, knowing how to cultivate diversity and inclusion in the workplace may seem difficult.

The Importance of Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

Zenefits

These days, cultural diversity in the workplace is more important than ever. The workplace is constantly changing. The face of a company today may look totally different than it did 10 years ago. as part of its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

Don’t Rewrite Your Policy Manuals, Just Do This Instead…

PerformanceICreate

Now that it’s February and all the new year’s articles are out about updates to policy manuals, I am here to remind you that policies are pretty much worthless. They are worse than the mission statements on transparency and integrity that are projected on the lobby wall while people continue to hide things and lie. But policies don’t change anything. The only time employees look at this stuff is to figure out when they can take PTO.