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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.

Do you have an upcoming diversity and inclusion event or topic that you would like to share?

Email us today at Diversity@gvcshrm.org!

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Uber’s Diversity Efforts at Crossroads Following CHRO Departure

​Uber's HR chief human resource officer, who had overseen a range of steps to improve diversity at the organization, stepped down earlier this week, and the verdict is still out on the exact reasons why.

EEOC: Ageism Persists in the Workplace

Fifty years after the Age Discrimination in Employment Act was passed, ageism remains too common and accepted, says a new report from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Video: Responding to Pay Raise Requests

When workers are turned down for a raise and don’t trust the reason why—or suspect bias—their level of satisfaction with their employer plummets, as shown in this animated slideshow.

Employers Eye Changing Pay Practices to Curtail Bias

Growing pressure to ensure fair pay throughout the workplace is sparking changes to corporate America's employee compensation and performance management programs to keep bias—whether it's conscious or not—from seeping into pay and staffing decisions.

BLS: Jobless Rate for People with Disabilities Decreases

The unemployment rate for people with a disability dropped last year, falling from 10.5 percent in 2016 to 9.2 percent in 2017.

New Hampshire Prohibits Gender Identity Discrimination

New Hampshire became the 20th state in the country to prohibit discrimination of all forms based on gender identity when Gov. Chris Sununu signed House Bill 1319 into law on June 8.

Know the Top Causes of Disability Leave to Provide Needed Support

In planning disability coverage as well as health and safety strategies, it's important to understand the top causes of disability absences. By understanding the top causes of disability leave, employers can determine whether they need better targeted interventions for certain populations.

EEOC Wants to Leverage Transformative Power of #MeToo

Nine months after the "great cultural awakening" over workplace harassment, complex "second- and third-generation issues" are emerging that demand attention, said Victoria A. Lipnic, acting chair for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

California Adopts New National Origin Discrimination Regulations

On July 1, new regulations from California's Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) that clarify protections from national origin discrimination will go into effect. The new regulations are extensive.

Address the Small Infractions to Create an Inclusive Culture

Breaking down stereotypes and changing culture requires vigilance, says psychologist and former NBA player John Amaechi. He offers advice for creating an inclusive work environment.

Diverse Job Candidates Are Invited to SHRM’s D&I Job Fair on June 20

Employers and job seekers can connect 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.

Supreme Court Sides with Baker Who Refused to Make Cake for Same-Sex Wedding

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple because of his sincerely held religious beliefs, but the high court left critical questions about free speech unanswered.

Supreme Court Asked to Review Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked once again to decide whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits sexual orientation discrimination to resolve a split among the appeals courts.

Driving Meaningful D&I Change: A Q&A with Sonia Cargan

Meet Sonia Cargan, new chief diversity officer at American Express. The position is associated with long-standing diversity and inclusion (D&I) best practices, and the company has been singled out over the years for these efforts.

How Do You Combat Racism at Work? Experts Offer Suggestions

Starbucks is closing the doors of its 8,000 stores all day Tuesday to conduct staff training that addresses “implicit bias, promotes conscious inclusion and prevents discrimination.” Other companies may be asking themselves, too, how their workplaces can be more welcoming to people of color.

5 Ways Companies Make Multicultural Women a Priority

Organizations on Working Mother magazine's list of 25 Best Companies for Multicultural Women recruit, promote and retain women of color. Here are examples of how they do that.

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

U.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

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

ADEA’s Reach Expanded to Job Applicants

The 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

Uber'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.

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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