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Post date: October 11, 2018
Diversity and inclusion are real concerns for nearly every organization today. Whether it is diversity of race, gender, or religion, or people with special needs, most organizations are aware of the need to design processes and policies that are inclusive of everyone’s needs. As important as fair...
Post date: February 21, 2019
As companies face a war for talent and a lack of qualified workers in many fields, individuals with disabilities are being recognized as a source of engaged, committed employees. According to the 2017 Disability Statistics Report from the Institute on Disability, nearly one in eight people in the U...
Post date: August 13, 2019
Diversity comes in different forms—at the visible level, it involves inclusivity of employees from varied demographic or socio-economic backgrounds within the organization; at a deeper level, it reflects presence of divergent perspectives and ideas in the workforce. Although discussions of...
Post date: September 5, 2019
This post is the third and final part of a series about using the Giving Voice to Values method to help leaders become more inclusive and cultivate more diverse organizations. Read the first post and the second post. For more on Giving Voice to Values, see the Summer 2019 issue of People + Strategy...
Post date: May 28, 2019
Founded in 1877, Barilla Group is a global business with revenues in excess of €3bn, selling its products to more than 100 countries.  BackgroundWhen Talita Erickson joined Barilla America as General Counsel in October 2012, the Italian conglomerate did not have a formal practice of addressing...
Post date: October 19, 2016
Successful boards are diverse, including a group of dissimilar executives handpicked to support the organization’s strategic goals. Also, they have strong governance. They work within well-defined practices and rules that control the organization, which empowers them to pursue the organization’s...
Post date: March 20, 2018
Finding and keeping top talent is an ongoing challenge, especially in high-tech sectors. The Bureau of Labor Statistics CareerCast site recently reported that in 2018 application software developers will top the list of the ten toughest jobs to fill with more than a quarter of a million vacancies...
Post date: October 13, 2016
What will our company look like in 15 to 20 years? That’s a question that many major company boards are not asking of themselves, and the result is that directors are being selected or re-elected who do not objectively represent shareholders, employees, and consumers. This question is really at the...
Post date: May 4, 2017
Organizations often miss the mark in developing women as leaders, said Tammy Heermann, senior vice president for leadership transformation at Lee Hecht Harrison in Toronto. She spoke about "gender truths" during a concurrent session at the HR People + Strategy Annual Conference in April. They miss...
Post date: July 10, 2018
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is no longer defined as a “nice thing to do” but rather a key component of a company’s brand identity. Beyond contributing to charitable causes, corporations are looking for ways to make a difference, stand out, and become agents of change. If a corporation...