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Are Your Company’s D&I Efforts Shallow?

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Executives assess demographic data about their company and make decisions about their D&I success by comparing it to a benchmark. If the numbers are low, they seek to “solve” the problem via talent acquisition or by fast-tracking promotions. This may boost their demographic figures temporarily, but the improvement typically doesn’t last. READ MORE AT HBR

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Racial and ethnic groups, as well as industry sectors, define the workplace's current D&I perception, a challenge because white voices dominate 60% of the U.S. workforce. The latest GER report stated it found "strong evidence that workers from different racial and ethnic groups disagree about the current state of workplace D&I at their companies." READ MORE AT TECHREPUBLIC

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Diversity and inclusion in the work place

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When the Black Lives Matter movement gained mainstream traction last year after the murder of George Floyd, many people engaged with the importance of being actively anti-racist and committing to being an ally in every part of life. This includes the workplace where pushing for diversity and inclusion is particularly important. READ MORE AT STYLIST

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A lot matters when it comes to DEI work

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For many companies and organizations, the past year has provoked critical conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and inspired many to take necessary steps to address systemic racism. While the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) has been advocating for racial equity for over 80 years, we too have been on our own DEI journey over the past year. With nearly 90% of our youth identifying as African American or Latinx and the large majority of our employees coming from racially diverse backgrounds, this past year has been a deeply introspective period for our organization. READ MORE AT SAPORTAREPORT

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What's To Come In 2021 For DEI

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In response to this deeply charged and meaningful moment in our history, many companies and industry leaders felt pressure to make public their commitment to rectifying institutional bias within their own homes. Many issued statements and launched initiatives to combat discrimination and cultural bias.

Along with this social and institutional reckoning has certainly come a lot of progress when it comes to DEI, but many feel that there is much farther to go. READ MORE AT FORBES

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Many organizations recently have looked to apply diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in their workplace. While diversity and inclusion in technology involves developing and nurturing these practices internally, companies should also consider the diversity of the people who use their products. READ MORE AT THE SERVER SIDE

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Companies that want to provide customers with the best possible product or service -- and improve their bottom line -- need to recognize the diversity of those customers and employ people who reflect similar demographics.

Meet customers where they are.

Recognize that your entire customer base does not think or act in lockstep. Learn more about them to gauge how you can better meet their needs, Crichlow said. Encompassing inclusivity in your products or services can broaden your market, too. READ MORE AT SMARTBRIEF

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The concept of diversity and inclusion (D&I) has continued to gain traction in corporate circles in recent years, as business leaders are beginning to see the untapped benefits to corporate culture and business success. When employees who differ in a lot of ways from their colleagues feel that their presence in an organization is valued and respected, they flourish, and the company, in turn, benefits from their unique ideas and skills. However, not many employers have realized this potential. READ MORE AT CORPORATE WELLNESS MAGAZINE

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October 29th is Latina Equal Pay Day—a day designed to highlight pay disparities between Latina’s and white, non-Hispanic men. Latinas earn 55 cents for every dollar made by their white male counterparts. In order to close this gap, it will take awareness on the part of corporations as well as structural and systemic changes.

Two Latina women shared their experiences in the workplace and offer advice for how we can begin to close the wage gap and create more equity. READ MORE AT FORBES

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The devastation of the pandemic has cut deep and wide across the economy. Some of the worst job losses so far are among Latinas.

That’s because some of the hardest hit sectors of the economy are dominated by women, and particularly Latinas. Hospitality, retail and health care have all seen big job losses that have left Latinas vulnerable, says Elise Gould with the Economic Policy Institute.

“The unemployment rate for Hispanic women sits at 20.2%,” Gould said. “That’s 1 in 5 Hispanic women are now unemployed.” READ MORE AT MARKETPLACE

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Many organizations have prioritized workplace equality and access to high-paying, executive level jobs for minority groups in recent years.

Several 2020 presidential candidates are putting forward plans to increase minority executive positions by diversifying corporate boards, punishing companies with poor diversity track records and increasing funding for minority-led business institutions. READ MORE AT KUT90.5

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3 unexpected ways to revive your job search

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Many people started 2020 with just one goal in mind: new year, new job. But like all worthy and difficult life changes, staying committed to the process is the hardest part.

In fact, according to U.S. News and World Report, over 80% of people give up on their New Year’s resolutions by mid-February. This means that lots of job seekers have already let go of their dream for finding a new job that will grant them better work-life balance, pay more money or provide an escape from a difficult boss. READ MORE AT FORBES

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As the topic of diversity and inclusion has gained ever greater importance in the business world, Forbes not only added this vertical to its reporting coverage but, in 2018, partnered with market research firm Statista to create a list of the Best Employers for Diversity. This year marks the third annual list.

The ranking was compiled by surveying 60,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. READ MORE AT FORBES

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Over the last several years employers have become more aware of the need for greater diversity and inclusion in the workplace. But the means of getting there are still unclear. Too often, employers tend to stick to traditional programs and promotion guidelines that may not work for today’s employees. READ MORE AT EBN

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Diversity is about more than gender and race

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Co-working giant WeWork came under fire recently when it filed to go public with a board of directors that doesn’t include a single woman.

This is alarming, for sure. But only focusing on the dearth of women misses a broader point about building effective, diverse boards.

Diversity isn’t just about gender, or even race; it requires diversity of thought, and creating room for opposing and varied views. READ MORE AT QUARTZ

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