Are You Looking at Your Employee Survey Data Through Rose-Colored Glasses?

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are critical components for any successful organization. The business case for diversity is clear and has been for years now; research has shown that diverse teams are more innovative, make better decisions, and achieve better financial results than homogenous ones. But to know how well your organization is doing at […]

“I Stand With Everyone” Means You Market to Nobody

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In recent years many companies have realized that they need to be more mindful of the values and beliefs of their target audience. Those same values and beliefs strongly influence consumers when it comes to deciding who they’ll do business with. However, some companies have taken the approach of trying to market to everybody. Sometimes […]

The Privilege to Slow Walk

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced companies to rapidly shift to remote work arrangements, exposing inequities between management and non-management employees in work-from-home arrangements. According to survey data courtesy of the Survey of Working Arrangements and Attitudes from the National Bureau of Economic Research, 62% of non-managers work exclusively on-site, compared to 45% of managers, resulting […]

Anti-LGBTQIA+ Rhetoric: Nothing New, But No Less Tragic

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As an LGBTQIA+ person myself, the seemingly meteoric rise in anti-queer rhetoric over the last few years has been heartbreaking. But perhaps what’s even more heartbreaking is the fact that it’s nothing new, and frankly not unexpected. In this post-2016 era where the norms of civil discourse have all but vanished, outward hate of a […]

Are You Tracking Your DEI Data? You Should Be.

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By now we should all know the benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace: more innovation and increased productivity are a couple of them for starters. And it’s because of those benefits that DEI has been seeing increased momentum over the past decade. Diverse workforces are also seen as being more attractive […]

Keep Your DE&I Budget Intact

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During an economic downturn, many companies may face financial challenges and tough budgetary choices. Some may consider cutting their DE&I budgets altogether or pulling back to reduce expenses. Even in a down economic environment, it is important to recognize that DE&I initiatives can have significant long-term recruitment, retention, financial, and brand perception benefits for a […]