Welcome to HBCU Week, when we celebrate America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities and their contributions to our communities, companies and society.
If we’re talking about race then we’ve got to honor Dr. King. I visited the Martin Luther King, Jr. Museum on my 6th wedding anniversary weekend.
Here are 5 career lessons from the civil rights leader.
Set your sights high.
I’ve been married for 9 years, and my husband and I have 1 child.
I got my first ever credit card in 2019.
I’m a stay-at-home mom (by choice) with no live-in nanny or regular sitter (by choice), and I work one full day during the workweek (by choice). It's been that way since the beginning of my independent practice, aside from a 12-week period where I was without my daughter for two workdays.
Even though it is difficult to admit, we have unconscious biases that influence our interactions and decisions.
I know a ton of HR Pros right now who have been charged by their organizations to go out and “Diversify” their workforce.
There is no denying 2020 has delivered an abundance of challenges for all of us, both personally and professionally. Just when it looked like we could start planning for life after COVID-19, and begin to navigate a shaky economy, the explosive pain of racial injustice contorted our society.
We cannot package human oppression as a module. Our work moving forward will involve a far more complex approach to organizational change.
Company leaders have a tremendous opportunity right now to build real trust with people of color by being intentional about the conversations happening in the workplace.
Often the trickiest part of black Millennial diversity and inclusion is educating people who can't fully relate, don't acknowledge or don't really understand the day-to-day ramifications of the problem.
I don’t know what the weather has been like where you are, but it’s been extremely hot and humid where I live. It’s the kind of humidity that feels like you’re constantly swimming through thick steam. Even though it’s so moist and sticky, life continues and chores need to be tended to around the house.
One of the many conventional wisdoms in HR is that it is important to increase the diversity of the applicant pool by posting positions and recruiting externally. I could not agree more, except when I disagree.
Let’s look at the case of the vacant Marketing Director position of Company ABC. Renee is a Vice President of Marketing and wants to promote Alexa into the vacant position.
“Diversity is the range of human differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin and political beliefs.”
This is a 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM19) interview is with Global Competence Associates, a worldwide provider of global competence trainings, solutions, and assessments. Below is a quick Q&A with the President Christi Hunter.