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Recent years have seen a significant shift in how organizations approach workplace culture. Out: companies asking employees to check their personal lives at the door and just do their jobs. In: companies focusing on inviting people to bring their whole selves to work and prioritizing workplaces centered on employee engagement and well-being.This shift was

In the US, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new guidelines last month to address how harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; sexual orientation; and gender identity), national origin, age, disability or genetic information is defined and liability is determined. While none of these laws are new, over 33%

Supplier Diversity programs can be a terrific way to extend your organization’s DEI principles out into your community.  Supplier diversity isn’t limited to products – think of your business partners, referral partners and service providers – they can all fall into your supplier diversity strategy.  Being intentional about who you spend your money with

Oftentimes, companies look at disability support as a compliance matter, following ADA guidelines and offering additional support only when asked by an employee.  However, many employees still feel hesitant to ask for accommodations, and by employers not being more proactive, employees feel less supported and engaged.  Further, candidates with disabilities or different abilities look

So often we see employers keep their DEI programs and initiatives focused on headquarters employees while their field organizations don’t have a way to engage in anything meaningful with DEI.  If you are in an organization that operates stores, call centers, distribution centers and/or transportation teams, this can leave out the vast majority of your

The Conference Board and Esgauge just released research showing that integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) metrics into compensation plans is higher than ever, now at 76%.  When looking at the Russell 3000, 84% of companies with revenues $50b and higher do the same.  If you thought DEI was going by the wayside, think

While there is a lot of research detailing the benefits that come from investing in DEI initiatives, it can be overwhelming to figure out which ones make the most sense for your organization to go after.  Here is a step-by-step guide to help you get started.To start, remember there are many financial benefits to investing

  

The Israel-Hamas war is multi-faceted, violent, nuanced and evolving, and it can seem easier to not say anything rather than risk making a statement that could inflame others.  However, your employees – and in many cases, your clients, customers and partners – are looking to you as a leader to address what is happening.So how