Everyone Wins in a Diverse Workplace

Everyone Wins in a Diverse Workplace

Diversity initiatives are not just a politically correct box to check – they are a powerful tool for organizational success. Having a diverse workforce of employees from different backgrounds with different experiences helps your team solve problems more creatively and make stronger decisions. Diversity, whether in terms of demographics or encompassing other unique experiences that inform one’s work, is a […]

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Rooting Out Implicit Bias in the Workplace

Anti-Racism 101: Tools for Human Resources Professionals Have you ever made a comment like this when describing one of your colleagues, an interview candidate or someone you met at a meeting or in a conference? “He just didn’t feel like a good fit for the company.” “Something about her seemed a bit ‘off’.” “He’s very competent. I can tell by […]

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When it Comes to Fostering Diversity, Listening is the Key

Protests sweeping across the country and around the world have ignited urgent new conversations about race and racism. During these times, we have heard repeated requests from educators and activists, academics, artists and ordinary people to listen to people of color – to make space for the voices of those traditionally marginalized. Deanna Van Buren, an architect and restorative justice […]

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Why Diversity Messaging Matters

Diversity can be a very valuable thing. Organizations with more diverse employees tend to be more successful. They hold greater market share. They have more customers, more sales, and higher profits.   Executives realize this. 95% believe that a more diverse workforce will make their company more innovative 84% say that problems with diversity lead to employee turnover 72% are […]

Race, Responsibility & Hiring Algorithms

Frankenstein’s monster or Dr. Frankenstein? Algorithms provide a cloak of objectivity – but that doesn’t make them infallible. Just like humans, algorithms may rely on stereotypes that reinforce discriminatory hiring practices. Why is this? Because that’s what they’re designed to do. The backbone of many of these potentially discriminatory algorithms is something data-scientists call “satisficing,”. Satisficing is a decision-making strategy […]

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