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Post date: September 24, 2020
According to a recent Glassdoor survey, 42 percent of U.S. workers have witnessed or experienced racism at work. Whether you are aware of it or not, racial, ethnic and cultural barriers likely exist at your organization and within your teams. These obstacles are often deeply seated, unconscious and...
Post date: May 28, 2019
Founded in 1877, Barilla Group is a global business with revenues in excess of €3bn, selling its products to more than 100 countries.  BackgroundWhen Talita Erickson joined Barilla America as General Counsel in October 2012, the Italian conglomerate did not have a formal practice of addressing...
Post date: April 6, 2021
Mandates and statistical metrics have failed to produce desired results in diversity, equity and inclusion. It’s time for a more human approach. When we focus on our differences, rather than our similarities, we create division. When we embrace our similarities, rather than our differences, we...
Post date: September 5, 2019
This post is the third and final part of a series about using the Giving Voice to Values method to help leaders become more inclusive and cultivate more diverse organizations. Read the first post and the second post. For more on Giving Voice to Values, see the Summer 2019 issue of People + Strategy...
Post date: February 4, 2021
The progress for board diversity has been steady but slow. In 2020, the percentage of board seats held by women was approximately 28 percent. While this is significantly higher than the 10 percent figure in 1995, it represents a less than 1 percent average annual rate of change over the past 25...
Post date: June 9, 2020
In the summer of 2018, the Riot Games leadership team members experienced every modern CEO’s nightmare: they woke up to a breaking news story alleging that a broken, sexist culture had emerged on their watch. A few days later, the company issued a public apology and vowed to address the roots of...
Post date: November 5, 2019
As an HR leader in the technology sector, Whitney Bennett has been able to apply her personal experience as a female leader in shaping company policies. Her tips on reducing bias in hiring are rooted in this blend of HR knowledge and first-hand experience.  HRPS: What parts of the hiring process...
Post date: March 20, 2018
Finding and keeping top talent is an ongoing challenge, especially in high-tech sectors. The Bureau of Labor Statistics CareerCast site recently reported that in 2018 application software developers will top the list of the ten toughest jobs to fill with more than a quarter of a million vacancies...
Post date: June 17, 2020
In these days of high emotion and polarization, it's hard to know how or even whether to address the feelings of anger, despair or frustration that may be percolating among employees at the workplace. But it would be a mistake for company leaders and managers to stay silent, said Eric Ellis, a...
Post date: August 13, 2020
America’s higher education institutions have a consistent response to addressing race scandals—they throw a diversity hire at the problem. In the face of mounting racial tension, or in the event of a discrimination reproach, college and university leaders look to carve out space at their leadership...