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.

  • 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...

  • This is a time of the year when we each tend to get busy with our own version of the holidays. So we are sharing a few tips with you for an inclusive and even happier holiday season! Take interest in all celebrations While Christmas...

  • Why employee surveys are not enough – 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...

  • 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...