Although many U.S. schools, from kindergarten through high school, have embraced lessons about diversity and inclu​sion in the past 20 years, education experts still debate how the topic should be broached in classrooms across the country. Students who attend diverse schools think about issues more deeply, are problem solvers and are open to working in
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Here are some ways to become better informed. 1. Ask the Employee Sometimes the best way to find out about another culture’s norms is to ask employees from that culture to teach you about it. You’ll get a better response if you make your request a real search for information, not an accusation. Also, choose
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​LinkedIn is joining the short list of employers who financially reward the volunteer leaders of their employee resource groups (ERGs), also known as affinity or business resource groups (BRGs). The 20 ERG global co-chairs will receive $10,000 for each year of their two-year terms. The payment is separate from compensation for performing their core role.
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​Crafting inclusive job ads that appeal to underrepresented talent means being thoughtful and intentional about acknowledging and countering unconscious bias; using gender-neutral and inclusive language; and emphasizing the company’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.    Katrina Kibben, CEO of Three Ears Media, is a recognized expert in writing effective job posts, and her session at
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​Throughout LGBTQ Pride Month in June, many companies around have shown solidarity with the community by changing their logos to rainbow designs and featuring inclusive ads. Advocates are now pushing companies to go beyond making gestures of support and enact policies that are inclusive and tangible. The calls for accountability come at an uncertain time
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​President Joe Biden signed a wide-ranging executive order June 25 to strengthen and advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) throughout the federal government. “As the nation’s largest employer, the federal government must be a model for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, where all employees are treated with dignity and respect,” the order said.  It directs the
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​The U.K. employment tribunal judgment in the case of Kane v. Debmat Surfacing Limited attracted a lot of media attention recently. Headlines included “Visiting pub while off work sick is not sackable offence, judge rules” (The Metro) and “Man sacked for drinking outside social club while pulling a sickie wins tribunal” (iNews). This coverage could have led
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As part of an effort to recognize the next generation of human resource leaders, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is naming students, alumni and others who work on behalf of emerging professionals as SHRM Emerging Professional Champions. This week, we’re looking at Cameron Smith, who recently earned his master’s degree in human resources and
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​As more U.K. workers are vaccinated for COVID-19, employers are making long-term plans for a return to the workplace. Prime Minister Boris Johnson indicates that the government intends to end its work- from-home guidance July 19. The transition will require careful preparation to ensure workers’ safety and thoughtful consideration of legal questions. Employers should complete
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In today’s world of rapid globalization, accelerating innovation, relentless competition and talent shortages, business models are changing so that companies can stay relevant and viable.  The people business must keep pace to add value and remain relevant. Most efforts to modernize or transform HR usually include implementation of technology to improve experience and processes, new
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