Latest Diversity and Inclusion Articles and Thought Pieces

 

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  • The latest buzz words at HR conferences this year are employee experience, and more specifically, “employee voice” as experts and respected analysts like Josh Bersin have coined it. “What most companies want to know, is what their employees are thinking about,” said Pam Jeffords of...

  • They say “Diversity is a Fact, Inclusion is an Act.” Think about it. We typically have a list of actions, when we focus on increasing sales, expanding margins, building a culture of safety, or improving quality. We also insist on everyone accepting personal responsibility and...

  • After spending two days last week at the Diversity and Inclusion Institute’s (DII) Conference of Business Insurance professionals, I came away with a new and powerful lens for looking at Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) as critical levers in enterprise risk management. When I go to...

  • An aging workforce, shrinking immigration, and decline in STEM interest have been contributing to a widening gap between the demand and supply of STEM workforce in the US. In the manufacturing sector alone, Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute estimate that 53 out of 100 jobs...

  • Los Angeles, CA. Aug 1, 2019 — ​As we ​continue to attract visionary leaders and top talent ​at OurOffice, I’m delighted to share the addition of three new members, who ​are joining us to fundamentally transform the trajectory and pace of progress in workplace Diversity and...

  • Los Angeles, CA. July 2, 2019 — OurOffice CEO, and former NASA engineer, Sonya Sepahban, announced a strategic partnership with Kaizen Human Capital, a boutique human capital consulting firm in the Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles metro areas.  “Kaizen’s evidence-based approach is a perfect fit...

  • At a recent Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Roundtable hosted by a major university in Michigan, we learned something very important. This has led us to change our definition of “belonging” and we think that the Cambridge dictionary should do the same! When you search for...

  • Washington, D.C., May 16, 2019 – Shaara Roman, workplace culture expert and founder of The Silverene Group, a management consultancy in Arlington, Va., today announced a new partnership with OurOffice, the first integrated technology platform for managing diversity, inclusion, and belonging. OurOffice, led by former...

  • The “American Dream” is evoked often in the social and political rhetoric of the day. My own story is a story of living that dream (more on that later). But the Tech industry’s equity gap, when it comes to diversity groups, is one of the...

  • A quarter century after the US Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) passed, paying employees for the leave that the FMLA grants them, finally appears to be rising in our country’s social and political consciousness. The next question, which is certain to be hotly debated,...

  • GM CEO, Mary Barra, has not only shattered the glass ceiling through her own career, she has also been quietly cracking it open for others, while also managing a challenging period of risk and uncertainty for the largest US auto-maker. Several years ago, as an...

  • When Walmart informed their top 100 law firms back in June 2005 that they would end or limit their relationship if they “failed to demonstrate a meaningful interest in the importance of diversity,” many firms took notice. Few months later, Walmart reported their initiative had...

  • Source: Valentina Zarya, Fortune, March 6, 2018 It’s that time of year again! International Woman’s Day is a holiday during which people and companies around the world celebrate women’s accomplishment and reflect on the gender divide. In corporate America, this means confronting the fact that women make...

  • Source: Frances Schwartzkopff, Bloomberg, May 15, 2018 Governments interested in generating much more economic growth need to get more women into the workforce. The proof lies in the Nordic countries. The region has grown a lot richer thanks to decades of policies designed to improve gender...

  • Source: Paul Gompers and Silpa Kovvali, HBR, July, 2018 When managers and scholars talk about diversity’s impact on organizations and teams, they’re usually referring to the effects on collective accuracy and objectivity, analytical thinking, and innovativeness. On “harder” measures of financial performance, researchers have struggled to establish a causal...