We’re Going Back to the Office. Should We?

Work has become untethered from the office. This offers a range of possibilities for companies and their employees in the coming years. But how can leaders know what is best for their workers and their unique company culture? Many proponents of remote and flexible work options believe that employees benefit from gaining more control in […]

When DEI Efforts Are “Doomed to Fail”

Is the implementation of DEI initiatives and other responsibilities solely reserved for Chief Diversity Officers and their teams? Sometimes, it can be difficult to determine who is on the hook for DEI success at companies. The truth is that all organizational executives have a certain level of responsibility to assist DEI efforts. For instance, CEOs […]

Understanding Critical Race Theory

Is the implementation of DEI initiatives and other responsibilities solely reserved for Chief Diversity Officers and their teams? Sometimes, it can be difficult to determine who is on the hook for DEI success at companies. The truth is that all organizational executives have a certain level of responsibility to assist DEI efforts. For instance, CEOs […]

Hybrid work model will erode organizational culture

If you can do something in an emergency does it mean it’s a good idea to keep doing it in the future? Is a physical presence needed to maintain company culture? These are the ultimate questions we face as we look to post-pandemic work models. “It has never been more urgent for businesses to develop […]

LinkedIn to Give Global ERG Co-Chairs $10,000 Yearly

“We are at a point in our company history where our ERGs have reached a level of operational excellence, cultural transformation and powerful retention impact.” LinkedIn recently joined a short list of companies that financially reward their volunteer employee resource groups (ERG) leaders. The 20 ERG global co-chairs will receive $10,000 each year of their […]

How a Ban on a Swim Cap Galvanized Black Swimmers

The International Swimming Federation (FINA) is reconsidering a ban previously placed on a swim cap designed specifically for Black hair. Invented in 2017, Soul Cap offers additional room for more voluminous hairstyles such as braids, dreadlocks, and afros. The two founders attempted to register the Soul Cap with FINA for use in Olympic competition and […]

Mental health at work – why stigma is a workforce health issue

The cost of staying silent about mental health in the workplace is a large one. Problems caused by stigma are inextricably linked to your company’s bottom line, as untreated mental health conditions can cost billions of dollars every year. According to the article written by Dr. Don Mordecai, a psychiatrist from the Stanford University School […]

Investors are Commiting to Action on Diversity. Now What?

A topic that appears time and time again – the “business case” for diversity – turns investor trends toward companies with strong commitment to DEI strategy. While it is well-known that investment decisions rely heavily on management and financial success, how do companies effectively communicate the strength of their DEI programming as it relates to […]

How to Collect, Use, and Gain Insights from DEI Data in the Workplace

Is DEI strategy embedded within your company’s DNA? Internal data collection – one way to show the concrete steps of your DEI strategy – may help you answer this question. This article intends to outline the benefit of using DEI data beyond its legally-mandated function. This may not come as a surprise that taking benchmark […]

McKinsey Institute’s Shelley Stewart: Black Americans and Economic Mobility

“We’ve got to keep amplifying these messages because it’s not just about outcomes for black Americans. This is about America and building a more inclusive, resilient, robust, cohesive economy and society.” The McKinsey Institute for Black Economic Mobility and the McKinsey Global Institute recently released a study called “The economic state of Black America: What […]