Strategic Initiatives for Inclusive Collaboration

Posted on June 14, 2022

Often, DEI initiatives focus primarily on building a diverse team. Inclusion itself may fall to the wayside when an inclusive environment can truly thrive by inviting each member to participate in collaborations– particularly those who are accustomed to being silenced, ignored, or patted on the back instead of being listened to. In order to produce high-quality collaborative results, a team must 1) offer opportunities for reflection, and 2) ...

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Why neurodivergent employees are an asset to your business

Neurodiversity is a term used to describe the diversity of human brains and nervous systems. This includes people with conditions like ADHD, autism, Tourette's syndrome, dyslexia, bipolar disorder, and OCD. Neurodivergent people have differences in the way they think, learn, and process information. Each of these conditions can present unique challenges for individuals who have them, as well as for their families and employers. Neurodiversity ...

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Four ways to start becoming more inclusive at work

Posted on April 21, 2022

Having a diversity program is not enough. There needs to be action taken in order to create an inclusive environment for all. This includes things like ensuring that people of all marginalized groups feel welcome, heard, and accepted. It also means creating opportunities for everyone to succeed. By taking these steps, businesses can increase innovation, performance, and employee happiness while also decreasing turnover. So why don't more ...

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HR versus People Operations

Posted on April 19, 2022

In the early days of HR, the focus was on maintaining order and discipline within the workplace. This meant that employees were often treated more like machines than people, and they were expected to work long hours with little rest or breaks. As the business world has evolved, however, the focus of HR has shifted from maintaining the discipline to supporting and developing employees. People operations is a relatively new term that encompasses ...

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Lack of Action Leads to Lack of Results

When it comes to diversity in the workplace, companies often talk a big game. They claim to be committed to hiring diverse candidates, increasing the representation of underrepresented groups, and creating an inclusive environment for all employees. But when it comes time to actually take action, many of these same companies fall short. Failing to follow through on diversity initiatives is not only bad for business, but it's also bad for ...

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