“The state of working women hangs in the balance… Companies risk losing the very leaders they need right now, and it’s hard to imagine organizations navigating the pandemic and building inclusive workplaces if this work isn’t truly prioritized.”
“Requests for disability-related remote work jumped 2.5 times to 510 in the year to June 30 from the prior fiscal year.”
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?
The Labor Department recently reported a new pandemic low for the four-week moving average in unemployment claims.
“It has never been more urgent for businesses to develop strong systems to both identify and mitigate risks to organizational culture, before it becomes a crisis.”
With the pandemic-fueled switch to a recruiting process based on skills instead of geography, organizations have the opportunity to introduce new DEI strategies from the initial hiring stage.
Making change today forces many to think outside themselves and their immediate situation(s). Asking an employee to consider inclusion and diversity initiatives, when they’re focused on work and personal challenges, is a tall task and one that can trigger negative emotions and resistance