Pitfalls of Recruiting a Diverse Workforce

By | Attracting talent, diverse teams, diverse workforce, Diversity and inclusioin, diversity and inclusion, diversity and inclusion leader, diversity at work, Diversity recruitment

The United States population is diverse. It’s no longer a question of when the workforce will change. It already has. There has been a huge increase in women, people of color and immigrants in the workforce in the last 25 years. Diversity is not just a good idea today. It is a business imperative if you want to stay competitive…

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Three Ways to Stop Diversity Stress

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Stop Diversity Stress   Working with people who are different than you can be stressful but it doesn’t have to be. It may be hard for many of us to admit, especially with all the conversation about diversity, equity and inclusion. Denying being uncomfortable won’t make you more comfortable. If you’ve ever experienced “Diversity Stress,” and want stop it, keep reading….

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It's Ok to Feel Awkward About Race

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  Talking about race with people who are different than you can be awkward and uncomfortable, but it’s necessary and doable. The fact is racism exists, racial conflict exists, and inequality still exists.  To say that we are post-racial is nonsense. To say that everyone is the same is nonsense. And to say that we should all be color blind…

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Do You Suffer From Diversity and Inclusion Gaps?

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  I was working with a large Fortune 500 company considered to be one of the diversity and inclusion leaders. The CEO was championing diversity. He had all the right policies and procedures in place. Senior management was more diverse.  Culture at that level was starting to change. A young African-American man pulled me aside to talk. He said he was the…

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Ten Ways Diversity and Inclusion Can Foster Innovation

By | conscious bias, corporate culture, Cultural Competency, cultural diversity, Cultural Intelligence, culture change, diverse teams, diverse workforce, diverse workplace, Diversity, diversity actions, diversity and inclusion leader, diversity and inclusion. biases, diversity and inclusions, diversity at work, Diversity Behaviors, diversity in business, diversity in the workplace, Diversity Initiatives, diversity intelligence, diversity leader, employee engagement, inclusion, Inclusion Leadership, inclusionist, Inclusive behaviors, inclusive leadership, inclusive work culture, inclusive workplace, Innovation, Uncategorized | No Comments

Ten Ways To Foster Amazing Innovation Through Diversity Leadership   In this business era of speed, competition and globalization, innovation rules all. You never know where the next great product, process or profit builder will originate. Good Diversity Management and Culturally Intelligent Leadership can make the difference between repeatedly hearing mediocre ideas from the same people, or mining the hidden…

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Potential Problems With a Diverse Workforce: Problem #1 and Solution

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Potential Problems With a Diverse Workforce:   Problem #1 and Solution We’ve probably all have heard that a culturally diverse workforce is more creative and innovative than a homogeneous one. It’s become the “diversity meme,” so much so that there is hesitancy on the part of many people to question that statement. In over twenty years, and with at least…

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How to Break Through Our Biases To Lead Inclusion

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We can’t leverage diversity and create inclusive workplaces if we don’t examine our own biases and learn how to filter them out. 1-    Become aware that we all have biases. Some biases are unconscious.. We don’t realize we’re thinking a certain way. In other situations people are aware of their judgments of other groups and think those judgements are facts….

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I Was There – March on Washington 1963

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I Was There – March on Washington 1963 My First Diversity Step This week is the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  I’m so glad that I was there and part of history. That’s where my diversity journey really began. I wish I could say that it was because I saw Martin Luther King, and…

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Diversity and Inclusion Leaders Need to Know How to be Diversity and Inclusion Allies

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Diversity and Inclusion Leaders Need to Know How to be Diversity and Inclusion Allies By Simma Lieberman, The Inclusionist At some point in our lives, everyone needs an ally, a person who supports our ideas, encourages us to follow our dreams, or defends us against naysayers. At some point in our lives, we’ve probably all had opportunities to be an…

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Employee Resource Groups; challenges and opportunities

By | Cultural Intelligence, diverse workforce, Diversity, diversity and inclusion, Diversity champion, Employee Resource Groups, ERG sponsorship, ERGs | No Comments

Employee Resource Groups  or ERGs, are organized networks of employees in organizations who have similar demographics, interests,  or life experiences, i.e,, veterans, women, Gen Y, people over 40, African-American,  people with various religious affiliations,  South Asian, etc. Early on, many ERGs began as a affinity groups formed to provide social and career support for their members.  As diversity and inclusion…

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