Category: Diversity and Inclusion

|February 15, 2018|No Comments

Companies that value diversity and inclusion tend to make better hires, work more productively in teams, and reach financial goals more easily.

However, getting those business benefits isn’t as easy as switching up your recruitment sources to focus on increasing the numbers of certain marginalized groups.

A diverse workforce is only one step toward what should be the final goal: a culturally competent workforce. Cultural competence refers to a deeper …

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|January 11, 2018|No Comments

Your company’s success depends on your ability to make great hires.

Many business leaders know this and go to great lengths to attract the best candidates. However, there’s a hidden force keeping a majority of companies from hiring the most qualified applicants, despite their conscious efforts.

That force is unconscious bias. It’s a natural function of the human brain, and it affects us all — even the most well-meaning …

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|November 2, 2017|No Comments

Examples of microaggression in the workplace

Done right, humor in the workplace has lots of benefits — reduced stress and more creativity, to name a few.

Unfortunately, as anyone who has been the target of a joke knows (and we’ve all been there), humor can also be particularly effective at making people feel excluded. And at its worst, humor is used to try to pass off some pretty terrible sentiments as harmless.

Plus, calling out offensive …

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