DEIB in Practice

Anxiety in the Workplace

Workplace anxiety is a real thing and can affect a person’s mental focus, satisfaction, motivation, and ability to carry out their work duties. Understanding what it is, recognizing when it shows up, and knowing how to offer support can help equip you to manage workplace anxiety.

Belonging Workplace Events

As workplace settings change to accommodate new ways of working, fostering a sense of belonging amongst employees is more important than ever. How can organizations build connections to prevent isolation?

ADHD in the Workplace

"We're all a little ADHD right?" "I'm so ADHD sometimes!" We've all heard statements like these before. Though usually said in good humor, damaging statements like these downplay one's struggles, no matter how good the intention. All while pointing a glaring spotlight on some widely accepted (and incredibly inaccurate) stereotypes surrounding this invisible disability. But what is ADHD really and what does it look like in your workplace?

Masking Emotions in the Workplace

We’ve all heard the saying, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make them drink.” In the case of emotional masking, the horse insists that they just had a drink at home, and in fact, they couldn’t drink another drop. The issue is that dehydration is still harmful, even when ignored. So how can the Human Resource “cowboys” show the “horses” that it’s safe and totally okay to need water?

Disability Training

There are millions of adults in the U.S. living with a disability, many with untapped skills and potential. As an employer, you can build a more diverse and inclusive work environment by training your workforce to be more aware and knowledgeable about individuals with disabilities. Continue reading to learn how.

Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Team members with superpowers… Sounds awesome, doesn’t it? According to Harvard Business Review, if you hire within the neurodiverse community, that is exactly what you get!

Autism in the Workplace

Including employees with an autism spectrum disorder in your diversity efforts can be extremely beneficial for your business. People on the autistic spectrum have unique strengths that can be harnessed to improve your workplace. Read on to learn how best to support employees with autism and reap the benefits of their unique strengths.

Workplace Bias

What types of bias do you have but are unaware of? Why is recognizing workplace bias important? Here is a quick synopsis of over 15 types of biases you may not know you have.

Religious Discrimination

Discrimination in any form will haunt you as an HR professional. It’s even more terrifying when it comes to something like religion that is not black and white. Keep reading to see how to protect your organization against religious discrimination and ensure your employees are able to enjoy their religious freedoms.

LGBTQ+ Inclusion

According to a 2021 Gallup poll, over 18 million U.S. adults identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. Read on to learn how to make your workplace inclusive of LGBTQ+ employees.

Blended Workforce

More organizations are recognizing the benefits of a blended workforce, one which combines the consistency and long-term commitment of full-time employees with the agility and on-demand skills of non-traditional, contingent staff. This on-demand staff offers experience and skills that are crucial to organizations, no matter the length of their tenure. HR professionals and business leaders need to be familiar with this new, blended workforce.

OCD in the Workplace

“Oh, I’m so OCD” is a common phrase many people will say when in reality they are not. But actual OCD has several causes, criteria, symptoms and pathology. When legitimate OCD enters the workplace, employers need to adapt.

Diversity Workplace Events

There are many studies that show teams are more efficient and productive when they are diverse. Improve your organization’s productivity, engagement, and awareness with workplace diversity events.

Culture Discrimination

Discrimination is harmful to your business and attracting top talent. Have you reviewed how culture discrimination impacts your business and identified how to prevent it? Read on as we cover these topics and more.

Mental Illness in the Workplace

Awareness of mental illness in the workplace is growing more than ever, but are you prepared to have these conversations with your employees? Are you able to spot the signs, stand by and professionally encourage your employees who are struggling? Let’s dive into this discussion together.

Depression in the Workplace

Depression in the workplace is not conquered by telling someone to “just be happy” or “get over it.” Read on to learn about depression in the workplace, the effects it has at work, signs to look out for, the factors that cause depression, and how to combat it.

Disability Discrimination

Disabilities, both visible and invisible, are a prime target for discrimination in recruiting and the workplace. Read on to learn about the types of disability discrimination, laws related to disability discrimination, and examples to help create a better employee experience.

Racism in the Workplace

Many believe that racism does not exist within the workplace but it is alive and well. How is this possible when there has been much progress to combat racism? Read further to learn more.

Generational Diversity

Diversity is commanding organizations’ attention from center stage. However, generational diversity in the workplace is often overlooked compared to race and gender diversity. This article covers what you need to know to help your workforce be generationally diverse.

Black History Month Workplace Celebration

February is Black History Month, a time dedicated to the observance of Black Americans and important events throughout history. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is vastly important to workplace culture. To learn more about how to celebrate Black History Month, read on!

Inclusive Leadership

Inclusive companies make more money, retain employees longer, and are more innovative. Looking to develop inclusive leaders in your organization? Here are a few steps to get it right.

Workplace Stereotyping

Has a boss ever assumed something about you that was untrue? The origin of that assumption came from a stereotype and left unchecked, they can slow and stop your company’s growth. Read on to find out how to help your organization avoid this potential roadblock.

Microagressions

“You know he didn’t mean anything by it. Just blow it off. You know how he is.” Slights hurt whether they are unintended or not. The real problems arise when those slights—typically unintentional—become frequent and go unaddressed. One paper cut won’t bother you, but over time ,a body full of them is quite a different story. Learn to spot, avoid and address microaggressions.

Sexual Harassment Training

As an HR leader, one of your key responsibilities is creating a safe, comfortable workplace that does not tolerate harassment of any kind. This article addresses how to train your employees on sexual harrasment and how to prevent it from happening.

Age Discrimination

“Over the hill” plastered on black balloons alongside a matching cake in a company break room for a colleague’s 60th birthday. The new software training is optional, but only younger workers are signing up for it. Your recruiter consistently offers you younger workers to interview for a senior-level management position and you notice your company tends to promote younger workers at a rate that far exceeds that of older workers. Should you be concerned? Could these be signs of age discrimination? Read on to learn more.

Gender Equality

(Scholarship Finalist)

People, businesses and societies have been striving for gender equality for many years. Human resource leaders and professionals are uniquely positioned to make a difference. What's your role in promoting equality at your company? Keep reading to better understand what gender equality is and how to be an equality leader in your organization.

Workplace Bullying

Regardless if it is “only a joke,” workplace bullying should no longer exist in any company. The impact it will have on your company is not worth the time or money. Read on to learn more about workplace bullying and how to combat it.
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