Category:Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is an important and ongoing strategy of any HR plan. Ensuring that your company supports hiring, engaging, and retaining diverse workers with varied backgrounds will set your company up for long-term success and an increased bottom line. This topic offers the latest strategies for talent management, key insights from diversity leaders, case studies on D&I in the workplace, and more.

Together Or Not at All: Redefining Leadership Creates a More Equitable Workplace

The “girl boss” is dead. We’re done urging women to work harder, push harder and “lean in” harder just for equal treatment. While this shift is too long in coming, the increasingly popular alternative of “lazy girl jobs” isn’t the solution either. Our culture has created a false dichotomy between the hyper-driven career woman and […]

Inclusive Excellence: How Lumen Technologies and India Sylvester are Redefining Corporate DEI Initiatives

In today’s corporate landscape, the emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is more than just a trend—it’s a necessity. Companies that prioritize DEI not only foster a more inclusive environment but also drive innovation, creativity, and employee satisfaction. One such company leading the charge in DEI initiatives is Lumen Technologies. At the helm of […]

Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month: 9 Reasons to Hire People with Disabilities

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and we celebrate the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. Sadly, even in this day and age, many companies are still reluctant to hire people with disabilities because of the misguided beliefs they have about doing so. They think it will cost the organization money in extra […]

Resilient Growth: Nurturing Diversity for Success

In today’s rapidly shifting business world, it’s leaders’ responsibility to ensure every employee feels valued, heard, and respected. More than ever, it’s clear that commitment to cultivating a rich and diverse workforce is the key for driving resilient business growth. Companies, therefore, must promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in the workplace and prioritize their […]

Antoine Andrews: Pioneering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at SurveyMonkey

Antoine Andrews’ diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) journey is both inspiring and instructive. Recounting the early days of his career, after graduating from Rutgers University, Andrews spent 9 years working as an account manager in group insurance at Prudential Financial before moving into his first DEI role at Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2002. As he navigated […]

Women’s Back Pain: A Key Issue Impacting Workplace Performance

There are well-documented differences in the health and well-being of males and females, including several back pain issues and related conditions that women are more susceptible to developing. Notably, women report more low back pain from work, especially if they work 40-45 hours weekly. For female employees, back pain is more likely to become chronic […]

Cultivating Cultures of Belonging for Meaningful DEI Progress

From the largest corporate boardrooms to the smallest neighborhood businesses, organizations have declared their commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in recent years and have made significant efforts to both talk the talk and walk the walk. Today, we know those efforts have had varying results and impact. In other words, there is still […]

HR and Benefit Professionals Serve Key Role in Prioritizing Employee Mental Health

Our nation’s mental health crisis, declared by President Joe Biden, significantly impacts employees’ wellness and productivity in the workplace. The impact on productivity from mental health episodes is alarming: COVID-19 has had a significant impact on employee mental health. The pandemic brought about a range of stressors and challenges that have affected people’s mental well-being […]

Denying Religious Accommodations Now More Difficult Under Federal Law

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) requires employers to accommodate employees’ sincerely held religious beliefs unless accommodation would result in an undue hardship. Historically, denial of a religious accommodation has carried a minimal burden of showing hardship, but a recent ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court just made denying a […]

Breaking Bias and Building Bridges: Chevron’s Proactive Approach to DEI

In today’s corporate landscape, the emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is more pronounced than ever. Companies are recognizing the value of a diverse workforce, not just as a moral imperative but also as a business necessity. At the forefront of this movement is Josetta Jones, Chevron’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. With a […]