Career Diversity Is a Builder – In Today’s Increasingly Diverse Workforce and Economy, Embrace it.
As a former NCAA Student-Athlete, no day was the same, each opponent created a new challenge as did a rigorous academic schedule and no season nor semester was like the previous one. This experience prepared me to be adaptive, prepared and embracing towards new opportunities throughout my career path.
This week I am in Atlanta for the SHRM Diversity Conference. I had the opportunity to speak on bias, HR technology, and how AI might be able to help us avoid some of our biased tendencies (if we can keep the bias out of the systems themselves).
IBIS Consulting Group is one of the major sponsors of the sold out event 2018 SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference. I had the pleasure of interviewing Shilpa Sherwani, CEO and Principal. She was one of the speakers last year. Shilpa started as an intern at IBIS when she came to the US to further her education. She is an Organizational Psychologist by training and pursued a master’s in Organizational Development.
SHRM President & CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. welcomes the more than 900 people attending this year's Society for Human Resource Management Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition.
My first interview for the 2018 SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference (#SHRMDIV) that is being held in Atlanta less than 2 weeks was with Joe Gerstandt. Click here for the Q & A with Joe. My next interview is with Elena Valentine.
The SHRM Diversity and Inclusion Conference (#SHRMDiv) is fast approaching and I am very excited and thankful for the opportunity to attend the conference as a SHRM Blog Contributor. Although this will be my first #SHRMDiv experience, I have to admit that I am already impressed by the excellent selection of topics and speakers.
Politics is a sensitive subject in any setting. Today, disagreements seem even more polarizing and divisive, even at work. How much political speech is too much at work? Can expressing a political opinion hurt your career?
“We often forget the ‘I’ in the D&I conversation. The challenge is in having a culture where all employees feel included. It’s a major investment to bring talent into your organization, so why bring them in if they’re not happy when they get here? You’ve got to get the inclusion part right.” – Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, SHRM CEO
Diversity and inclusion is top of mind for HR practitioners and employees alike. If we think about diversity as who is walking through the door, then inclusion would be the next part of the employee experience. With the recent focus on workplace diversity trends, it’s important to not forget how important it is to create an inclusive working environment.
Is Diversity and Inclusion important within your organization? Do you do it because it is the right thing to do or because it is the smart thing to do?
This was my first time attending a SHRM conference, local, state or national. I was honored to be one of the recipients of this year’s SHRM Foundation scholarship. Moreover, I was touched as an international student from Ecuador, now working in human resources, to experience the theme and feel of inclusion throughout the conference.
I consistently see organizations with unnecessary barriers slowing their D&I efforts down or blocking them altogether. Want to move forward? Here are six opportunities to consider. I will unpack each of these further in following posts:
I had the great privilege to present an unconscious bias presentation with Judy Elliott-Pugh, SHRM-CP, PHR, MBA. Judy and I are the Diversity & Inclusion Co-Directors with the Garden State Council-SHRM (GSC-SHRM). We presented to the North Jersey-Rockland SHRM Chapter. We wanted to explore unconscious bias by discussing what it is and how we address it in our everyday lives and in our workplaces.