The end of the year is a festive time for people around the world. Whether your employees observe Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan, or Diwali, it’s important to honor the diverse array of festivities and traditions within our increasingly global workforce.
Most companies today have prioritized building a diverse workforce. And more often than not, it’s recruiters who are tasked with achieving that goal. Enter one of recruiting’s most overlooked sources of diverse talent: college campuses.
Building diverse companies has always been an HR best practice, especially when it comes to the highest levels of leadership. With a law recently signed by California Governor Jerry Brown, it will soon be a state requirement.
“Early in my career, I thought my work would speak for itself and that I didn’t need to network, but it takes more than that to be a company founder or part of a company’s c-suite.” Intel chief information officer (CIO) Paula Tolliver said at Namely’s latest #SpeakHerMind event.
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Representatives from 16 states have filed a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a lower court decision preventing employers from firing employees for being transgender. The states argue that the court unlawfully interpreted Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination based on sex, race, color, national origin, and religion.
There’s definitely some truth to the saying, “birds of a feather flock together.” We tend to surround ourselves with similarly-minded and even similar-looking individuals. This phenomenon is known as “similar-to-me” bias, and its effects can be found in both our personal and professional lives.
“Diversity is defined by who sits at the table, while inclusion is which voices get heard,” says Jamie Velazquez, Ph.D and Director of Staff Development at Crittenton Services for Children and Families. Diversity has become a top priority at the individual, corporate, and national scale, and Namely’s recent Diversity Report reveals several trends around implicit bias in the workplace.
Gender isn’t limited to just two checkboxes. With terms like non-binary, transgender, and genderqueer becoming more mainstream, gender identity today goes beyond just male or female. But even with this new understanding, some people still feel uncomfortable sharing their gender in the workplace.