diversity & inclusion

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Post date: October 20, 2016
Many recent studies validate the business case for increased gender diversity in leadership. Most recently, a comprehensive 2016 report of 22,000 publically traded companies in 91 countries by Peterson Institute for International Economics and Ernst and Young reinforces the fact that an increase of...
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: September 26, 2016
The world is your job market, thanks to the ability to work remotely, and a far more globalized landscape. There’s a wealth of interesting and purpose-filled opportunities to pursue.   For managers, that means it is also easier than ever to lose your best people. It’s a mistake to overlook the...
Post date: August 18, 2016
More than 70 percent of people with disabilities in the United States are unemployed. For a community that represents 20 percent of the entire American population, people with disabilities are far underrepresented in the workplace—a reflection of one of the biggest problems we face in today’s...
Post date: November 19, 2015
Diversity is hot topic right now—from Silicon Valley to Wall Street to Project Greenlight (on and off camera). In the workforce, increasing diversity and inclusion is becoming a huge initiative across industries. Organizations need to understand that talking about "diversity" is a star. However,...
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: November 22, 2017
It’s impossible to read the news and not think about its implications for HR. From Hollywood to the tech sector, it’s clearly time to establish new norms for the workplace. Creating an inclusive workplace is an obvious starting point, but also a gargantuan task. While some companies are endowed...
Post date: March 3, 2017
There are so many issues to unpack around this call for a merit-based immigration system that it is hard to know where to start, so I will just jump in. First, what is a “merit system”? The United States currently allocates visas based upon a preference system which essentially has three streams 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: March 6, 2018
The loudly proclaimed assertion by corporations that they are a meritocracy is a myth. In a true meritocracy, what you do, and not who you are, matters--therefore those who “make it” do so because of their excellent ability. However, in looking at how Latinos are doing, meritocracy is not...