Latest Diversity and Inclusion Articles and Thought Pieces

 

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Currently Featuring: COVID-19 and the Workplace

The global spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 virus, which has already killed thousands, led the World Health Organization (WHO) to officially announce a pandemic on March 11th. This has led to the wide-spread adoption of remote work with little time to plan or prepare adequately.  Our commitment to you is to be there for you and to do everything we can during this challenging time to provide factual updates and share emerging best practices that leaders and coworkers can use to stay connected, be inclusive and build an even stronger workplace culture by the time this is all behind us.

  • What Employees Can Do for Equity and Justice in Their Workplace The world has changed overnight with the COVID pandemic and the George Floyd killing, and employees are changing too. They are demanding a lot more of their organizations now; they want transparency, equity and...

  • What Inclusive Leaders Are Doing Right Now. At a time when organizations large and small are focused on making the “right” kind of public statements regarding Diversity, equity and Inclusion, many are asking what leaders at these organizations are actually doing to improve their workplaces....

  • Words Matter. Actions Matter More.   In the wake of unprecedented public reaction in recent memory to the killing of George Floyd on May 25th, many organizations have released statements of support for the Black community, while re-affirming their own values and commitment to diversity,...

  • How Working Parents Will Change the Future of Work? For a long time, employees were asked to bring their whole selves to work. Now they are bringing their work selves to their homes! This will result in a rapid humanization of work, and the broad...

  • The Three (3) Key HR Processes COVID WiIl Transform As bleak as much of the news has been with the pandemic, there are signs that the “post-covid” reality that businesses and HR departments are going to have to adjust to, is getting closer. The discussion...

  • Is the D&I Manager an Essential Role?? The short answer to the above question is, Yes, for the reasons that our “Future of Work” Mastermind group discussed at a recent Roundtable. We hope highlights of the discussion below will help you and your organization if...

  • Ten (10) Post-Covid Trends for CEOs and Boards  Never in the history of mankind, has there been a crisis as global and long-lasting as the current one caused by the pandemic. The resulting transformational paradigm change, which is unfolding before our eyes, will cause our...

  • Are Frontline Managers Ready for the New Normal? Most of us have been adjusting to the “Stay At Home” guidelines and doing our best to deal with the realities of Zoom calls and Slack channels as part of WFH (Working From Home). As we settle...

  • Can EAP Handle Your Employees Needs During the Crisis? According to the Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) 97% of large organizations (with over 5,000 employees) and close to 80% of smaller organizations offer free Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) to help with personal and family issues....

  • Coronavirus and Why the Future of Work is Here to Stay? In late February, before there were state-wide or national directives, we had a serious conversation with my team at OurOffice, Inc. (O2) about the Coronavirus. We realized that it was more than anything we...

  • 6 Tips for Employees Working From Home For many people here in the United States and around the globe, the reality of the Coronavirus pandemic has started to hit home. Those lucky enough to still have their jobs, have had to quickly adjust to an...

  • Last week was a surreal week. The COVID-19 virus spread across 114 countries and was officially called a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Students were told to pack and leave their campuses, retail chains started closing or reducing their store hours, and employees...

  • In 1987, what started over 100 years ago with a March 8th “International Women’s Day” and was later expanded into “National Women’s Week,” finally became “National Women’s History Month” by Congressional decree. Also observed every March in the UK and Australia, National Women’s History Month...

  • The US celebrates seven so-called Special Emphasis Months (see below) “designed for the purpose of providing cultural awareness to everyone,” as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) indicates. Observance of each month is implemented by Presidential Proclamation, Executive Orders or  Public Law, and some like...

  • “I Have a Dream,” he said over fifty years ago. And yet today Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would still be dreaming of that day when this nation will “live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident that...