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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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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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In this era of globalization, diversity in the business environment is about more than gender, race and ethnicity. It now includes employees with diverse religious and political beliefs, education, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientation, cultures and even disabilities. Companies are discovering that, by supporting and promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace, they are gaining benefits that go beyond the optics. READ MORE AT WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

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Diversity in and outside the workplace allows companies to be more open-minded and have a more complete outlook on their business strategy. One study found that when diverse teams make a business decision, they outperform individual decision makers up to 87% of the time.

Let’s evaluate the value of diversity, why companies should embrace a culture of diversity and how they can best implement it into their practice. READ MORE AT FORBES

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100-day strategy for launching a D&I initiative

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We’re at a great moment in time where companies of all sizes are increasingly taking a proactive approach to integrating Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity & Inclusion into their day-to-day operations, across every part of the business.

Once considered “nice to have,” these initiatives have become a critical part of a company’s long-term business strategy for growth and success. READ MORE AT FORBES

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Why women, blacks and Hispanics are leaving tech

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Toxic workplaces — where harassment, stereotyping and bullying occur — are driving away women and people of color, undercutting technology companies' efforts to increase diversity and costing an estimated $16 billion a year.

That's the conclusion of a first-of-its-kind study from the Kapor Center for Social Impact and Harris Poll that explored the reasons people leave tech companies. READ MORE AT USA TODAY

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The cost of being Latina within the workplace

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Walker’s Legacy, a professional collective committed to the empowerment of women of color in business and entrepreneurship, recognizes Latina’s Equal Pay Day. This segment of women experiences the widest pay gap and earns significantly less than their White, non-Hispanic female and male counterparts. While nationally women earn 77 cents to every man’s dollar, Latinas earn just 55 cents.

In other words, if the pay gap were eliminated, on average a Latina working full-time, year-round would have 194 more weeks of food for her family or 27 more months of rent. These figures make clear the negative effects of race-and-gender-biased pay. READ MORE AT HUDSON VALLEY PRESS ONLINE

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Workplace death rate higher among Latinos

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The rate of workplace death in the U.S. was unchanged in 2015 from the previous year, but there was an increase in the number of Latinos who died on the job, according to an annual analysis of federal data by the AFL-CIO.

The report found 4,836 workplace fatalities nationwide, a rate of 3.4 people per 100,000. Among Latinos, the rate was nearly 20 percent higher: 4.0 per 100,000 people.

Deaths among Latino workers increased from 804 in 2014 to 903 in 2015. Of those, 605 were foreign-born, which includes those with legal status and those in the country illegally. READ MORE AT KPCC

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