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Post date: February 21, 2019
As companies face a war for talent and a lack of qualified workers in many fields, individuals with disabilities are being recognized as a source of engaged, committed employees. According to the 2017 Disability Statistics Report from the Institute on Disability, nearly one in eight people in the U...
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...
Post date: October 13, 2016
What will our company look like in 15 to 20 years? That’s a question that many major company boards are not asking of themselves, and the result is that directors are being selected or re-elected who do not objectively represent shareholders, employees, and consumers. This question is really at the...
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: September 29, 2020
The B Corporation model advocates for a triple bottom line that calculates effects on people, the planet and profits. In this case study on Rhino Foods, the B Corp model also has lasting impacts on culture, talent management and diversity and inclusion; all topics of significant contemporary...
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: 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: July 21, 2020
Creating a diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy is not only a matter of compliance or the right thing to do, but it can also increase a business's bottom line to the tune of 19 percent. The simple mandate—creating more diversity and inclusion—has proved to be challenging for many industries....
Post date: September 26, 2019
Many black professionals have little evidence that diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives actually help them advance in their organizations and careers. D&I initiatives are ubiquitous, and while they are meant to enhance career trajectories and foster inclusive climates for all groups,...
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Post date: April 28, 2017
Diversity recruiting can create a more welcoming workplace culture, fuel innovation, and fatten the bottom line. Sounds good, right? If you’ve answered that with a resounding “yes,” then here are five steps you can take to get your own diversity recruiting program off the ground: 1. Develop a...