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ELI is a resource for the news media, providing expert commentary and opinion and informational resources on a variety of topics related to building a legal and ethical workplace. Here you’ll find links to recent articles written by or citing ELI experts.

Addressing racial bias in AI calls for diverse development teams to identify problems others might miss. But a recent Supreme Court ruling could affect how the tech industry builds its workforces. This challenge could prompt the tech sector and others to shift recruiting and hiring strategies by enhancing anti-bias training for recruiters, widening recruitment efforts and revising interview tactics.
Fox News Rundown
After the recent Supreme Court decision ending affirmative action in college admissions, many are now turning their attention to the workplace, where employment diversity programs (like Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) could be the next to face scrutiny from the courts. DEI has been polarizing in the world of politics, where Democratic voters and politicians advocate on behalf of these hiring initiatives, while Republicans have criticized these policies as unfair and discriminatory. On the podcast, employment law expert and CEO of ELI Inc., Stephen Paskoff, joins to break down exactly what DEI means for a company’s hiring practices, how employers’ diversity initiatives will be impacted by the latest SCOTUS decision, whether existing programs will soon face legal challenges, and how the affirmative action ruling may change the way companies pursue diversity.
Human Resource Executive
The month of June presents the opportunity to reflect on the unique and important perspectives of others through the celebrations of Pride Month and Juneteenth. Monthly awareness campaigns provide a small window to help us better understand the experiences of others, while honoring the commitments we all can make to meaningful progress in creating more inclusive workplaces and transforming cultures.
A former regional director at Starbucks alleged that the coffee giant fired her because she’s white. A jury just awarded her over $25 million. Shannon Phillips, who oversaw about 100 coffee shops across four states, was fired by the company after a 2018 incident at a store in Philadelphia involving the arrests of two Black men. A video of the arrests went viral, leading to protests outside the location and prompting more than 8,000 Starbucks stores to undergo racial-bias training.
HR Brew
New research suggests that a significant portion of employees, particularly younger ones, have experienced workplace harassment. According to a survey by consulting firm Deloitte, 61% of Gen Z and 49% of millennials have experienced harassment or microaggressions in the past year. Around 80% of those said they reported it, with around a third saying their concerns were not handled well.
Many companies espouse commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) these days, but they face challenges—such as hybrid or remote work models that can open doors for some but exclude others. Here are some best practices for ensuring DE&I efforts aren’t diminished or minimized in a hybrid or remote work environment.

Press Releases

ELI, Inc. Announces New Civil Treatment® Initiative to Help Organizations Build More Inclusive, Productive and Compliant Workplaces

September 9, 2019

ELI, Inc., a training and consulting company that helps organizations build more inclusive, productive, and compliant workplaces, today announced the launch of its Civil Treatment®Workplace program. An addition to its award-winning portfolio of offerings available through the company’s pioneer Civil Treatment® series, this unique program enables organizations to operationalize workplace civility as an ongoing initiative connected to its mission and goals, rather than as a stand-alone, one-time course.


eli-inc-brandon-hall-award-20162016 – Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Development Program – Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Learning Awards – Bronze Winner

Verizon and ELI for Civil Treatment for Employees

bh-award2015 – Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Development Program – Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Learning Awards – Bronze Winner

Civil Treatment® for Leaders

Human Resources Executive MagazineBest New Training Product

Civil Treatment® for Managers

Human Resources Executive Magazine Best New Training Product

Civil Treatment® for Employees

Human Resources Executive Magazine Best New Training Product

The Legal Record®: Investigating and Documenting for Civil Treatment®

Human Resources Executive Magazine Top Ten Training Product

The Civil Treatment® Series

Human Resources Executive Magazine Top Ten Product and Product Groupings for the past 10 years

The Civil Treatment® Series

Corporate Legal Times, Distinguished Legal Service Award

Civil Treatment® for Managers

MCAI Awards in Media Excellence (AiME) Golden Reel Award

Civil Treatment® for Managers Online

Silver Axiem Award (Video)

Civil Treatment® for Managers

Silver Axiem Award (Interactive Media)

Civil Treatment® for Managers Online

Gold Aurora Award (Video)

Civil Treatment® for Employees

Silver Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Award

Civil Treatment® for Employees Online

Software and Information Industry Association’s 17th Annual Codie Awards, Finalist

Civil Treatment® for Employees Online

ITVA Georgia Video Festival, Gold Award, Excellence in Training and Education

Banking on Fairness®

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From the Blog

75 Years of Creating Commonality

Last month, I spoke at the 75th SHRM conference, which, as always, was energizing and well run. There were more than 23,000 people in attendance, which I think is a record. What will stick with me most about the conference, however, is the realization that there is a strong parallel

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