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DIVERSITY:  Why We Care?

By embedding the Diversity & Inclusion strategy into the global business strategy, we continue to leverage and maintain strong leadership support, a compelling business relevance and action plans that lead to attraction, engagement, retention and advancement for colleagues.

Through this, we create a sustainable strategy that points the way for Diversity & Inclusion to add value to the business, talent, operational strategies and objectives for any organization.

For information about Diversity & Inclusion programs for your worksite, please contact

Peter LePore at PeterLePore@gvcshrm.org.

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Research: Employers Willing to Overlook a Criminal Record to Hire the Right Person

SHRM Article ImageU.S. employers are willing to hire someone with a record if that applicant is the best person for the job, according to a study from the Society for Human Resource Management and the Charles Koch Institute released May 17.

Engaging the Aging and Multigenerational Workforce

SHRM Article ImageWith HR's assistance, workers young and old can engage with one another through programs that benefit the respective parties, the organization and the community.

SHRM’s New Job Fair Helps Companies Connect with Diverse Candidates

SHRM Article ImageEmployers will have the opportunity to engage a diverse pool of job seekers June 20 during the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2018 National Diversity & Inclusion Job Fair in Chicago. The event is being held in conjunction with SHRM’s Annual Conference & Exposition.

ADEA’s Reach Expanded to Job Applicants

SHRM Article ImageThe Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) applies to job applicants in disparate impact cases, an appeals court recently ruled, creating a split the Supreme Court may have to resolve.

Uber Report: Company's Diversity Effort a Work in Progress

SHRM Article ImageUber's second annual diversity report highlights the progress it has made and the work it still has to do to become a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

Do Your Words Deter Women?

SHRM Article Image​Use the wrong words in your job description and women may not apply, researchers have found—and if they do, it will take them, and men, longer to decide to do so.

People with Autism Can Be an 'Untapped Reservoir of Talent'

SHRM Article ImageA 131-year-old manufacturer of men’s suits in Des Plaines, Ill., has made a concerted effort since 2015 to be neurodiverse and hire individuals with autism. Exercise is part of its overall strategy to accommodate people with autism.

Experts Weigh In on Starbucks' Racial-Bias Training

SHRM Article ImageStarbucks will conduct staff training on racial bias May 29. SHRM Online reached out to diversity and inclusion experts and asked what they would do if they were tapped to deliver this training.

7 Tips for Working for a Much Younger Boss

SHRM Article ImageThe key to thriving under your Millennial manager is to understand and address the dynamics that the age difference creates. Follow these tips to cultivate a connection with a younger boss.

Starbucks CEO Calls for Unconscious Bias Training

SHRM Article ImageThe arrest of two black men for trespassing when they refused to leave a Starbucks in Philadelphia last week has sparked national outrage. The chain's CEO has promised to review company policies and procedures and implement unconscious bias training.

Nike to Make Changes to Remove Bias in Hiring, Promoting

SHRM Article ImageNike needs to do a better job of hiring and promoting women and minorities, according to the company's top HR executive. The company, based in Beaverton, Ore., will begin making changes to "remove bias from critical moments of the hiring process."

International Transgender Day of Visibility Counters Prejudice, Recognizes Trans Community

SHRM Article ImageThe eighth International Transgender Day of Visibility on Saturday is aimed at raising awareness around the discrimination transgender people still face in the workplace and elsewhere and celebrating the accomplishments of these individuals.

Workplace Diversity Not a Focus at Interior Department

SHRM Article ImageDoes a focus on diversity and inclusion in the workforce remain an important business consideration?

Tapping Talent Without Bias

Winning companies are capturing the best talent, while others are falling behind because they can’t let go of their preconceived notions about hiring. By clinging to long-standing biases, leaders risk losing out on valuable employees who don’t fit the mold.

Nike Cites Its Commitment to Inclusiveness as Reason for Leaders' Departures

SHRM Article ImageBehavioral issues inconsistent with Nike Inc.'s values led to the resignation of two of its top executives last week, said Mark Parker, Nike chairman and CEO, in a conference call Thursday.

Wages Are Unequal Between White and Black Men Even When Other Factors Are Comparable

SHRM Article ImageWhite men are paid more than black men, even when they share similar educational backgrounds and are from affluent families, according to a new report from the Equality in Opportunity Project. And a study released last year found a significant portion of the racial wage disparity can be attributed to unexplained factors that could include discrimination and differences in opportunity.

Can Blind Hiring Improve Workplace Diversity?

SHRM Article ImageBlind hiring isn’t the right solution for every organization—and the jury is still out on whether the practice actually prevents discrimination in the long run—but this unique form of talent selection may be worth considering if you work in an industry dominated by a single demographic.

Viewpoint: Building a Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion

SHRM Article ImageThere is a growing recognition that, in order for D&I to be successful, it must be a top-to-bottom business strategy and not just an HR program or initiative. I

Why Pay Equity Keeps Getting More Complicated

SHRM Article ImageAs pressure on employers to address the pay gap between men and women, and between white and minority employees, ramps up, consider keeping an "equity reserve" off the top of the payroll adjustment budget and use these funds to close the parity gap, a pay equity attorney advised.

Heterosexual Worker Loses Sexual-Orientation Claim

SHRM Article Image​A heterosexual, female former employee lost her claim that she was fired over her Facebook posting of a photograph of and comments about a man in a dress because of her sexual orientation, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Diversity Forum
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Are you an employer of choice for diversity workforce? How do you value or embrace diversity in your workplace? What are diverse groups saying about your organization?

 

Hiring the right candidate for the job can be challenging. Adding diversity in the workforce can also be challenging. There isn't a perfect, cookie cut answer to accomplish these goals, but here are a few tips from the Diversity Advisory Council for your consideration as to why adding diversity within your organization will benefit you in so many ways.

 

The VALUE of a Diverse Talent Pool:

  • It challenges status quo

  • It generates a competitive advantage for the organization

This offers new ideas, viewpoints, experiences and a different approach to doing business

It seeks and develops "out of the box" thinkers

Helps grow the business

Eliminates homogenous thinking and groupthink

Promotes recruitment and retention

Continuous quality improvement

 

There are challenges one may face when working with a diverse population such as:

  • Communication and language barriers

  • Difficulties engaging diverse employees

  • Generating an "US" vs "THEM" culture

  • Only focused on the ROI

  • Fear of change


But, more importantly, there are opportunities with having a diverse population, such as:

  • Innovative/new and different perspectives

  • Competitiveness

  • Greater adaptability

  • Offers a variety for solutions

  • Provides various resources

  • Opens the market to new targets

  • More and diverse skill sets


 

Think outside of the box with your recruitment efforts and don't lose sight of diversity. Company growth and innovation can occur when having candidates from diverse backgrounds, age groups, experiences, and abilities. -Diversity Advisory Council


 

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