Diversity Events

DIVERSITY:  Why We Care?

By embedding the Diversity & Inclusion strategy into the global business strategy, we continue to leverage and maintain strong leadership support, a compelling business relevance and action plans that lead to attraction, engagement, retention and advancement for colleagues.

Through this, we create a sustainable strategy that points the way for Diversity & Inclusion to add value to the business, talent, operational strategies and objectives for any organization.

For information about Diversity & Inclusion programs for your worksite, please contact

Kim Braithwaite at KimberlyBraithwaite@gvcshrm.org.

Do you have an upcoming diversity and inclusion event or topic that you would like to share?

Email us today at Diversity@gvcshrm.org!

SHRM Diversity News

Court Addresses the Duty to Accommodate Employee’s Religion

An employer provides a reasonable accommodation only if it wholly eliminates the conflicts between the employee’s religious belief and the employer requirement,...

How Employers Can Avoid ‘Rainbow Washing’

Many companies engage in various activities and promote the importance of equality during Pride Month. But if Pride celebrations should be coupled with meaningful action.

New Program for At-Risk Youth Hopes to Close the Workplace Racial Equity Gap

​In commemoration of Juneteenth, some companies are committing to hire at-risk youth. American Family Insurance and Delta Air Lines, among others, are joining a program...

Ask HR: Is This Age Discrimination?

What can be done about discriminatory comments about an employee's age? How can a contract employee negotiate compensation for a full-time job offer? SHRM President and...

The Importance of ‘Quiet Men’ at Work

"Some people think an introverted leader is an oxymoron," Jennifer Kahnweiler, Ph.D., told attendees at the SHRM Annual Conference & Expo 2022. "How can you be a...

How to Create an Inclusive Space for LGBTQ Workers

Many LGBTQ people face hostility—that shouldn’t be the case at work. Learn how to create a safe workspace for LGBTQ employees, the importance of using proper pronouns...

Transgender Man Discusses How Companies Can Become an Ally to LGBTQ Workers

Many organizations do not practice inclusivity to transgender employees. Ben Greene, a transgender speaker and LGBTQ advocate, discusses how companies can become an ally...

6 Ways to Become a More Empathetic Organization

Research shows that workers 97 percent of workers believe empathy is an essential quality of a healthy workplace culture. Does your organization champion empathy? Here...

Managers Need Training on the Interview Process

Managers who aren't trained on how to conduct effective interviews may cause organizations to lose out on the best candidates—and leave an employer open to litigation.

Employee Resource Groups Create a Sense of Belonging, Foster Engagement

HR teams that support employee resource groups (ERGs) gain partners in creating more inclusive company cultures. Benefits can include increased productivity and...

Tips for Addressing Burnout in the Workplace

On June 12, Robert and Terri Bogue, of the technology company Thor Projects, led a concurrent session, “Extinguish Burnout and Ignite Engagement,” at the SHRM Annual...

Juneteenth: More Than a Holiday for Some Employers

Juneteenth is a federal holiday that celebrates the emancipation of the last enslaved Black Americans. Many employers are leveraging the holiday, which falls on June 19...

How to Keep Hiring Managers From Asking Inappropriate Interview Questions

A former manager for Google and Meta bragged on social media about openly discriminating against female job applicants during the interview process. Here are some...

SHRMLabs Better Workplaces Challenge Cup Finalist: Included

The 2022 SHRMLabs Better Workplaces Challenge Cup competition highlights the most innovative HR technology startups today.

SHRMLabs Better Workplaces Challenge Cup Finalist: Inclusivv

The 2022 SHRMLabs Better Workplaces Challenge Cup competition highlights the most innovative HR technology startups today.

The NFL Hosts Networking Event to Improve DE&I

In May, the NFL hosted its first-ever NFL Coach and Front Office Accelerator Program to facilitate improved diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in hiring practices...

A ‘Historic’ Moment: US Soccer to Pay Men and Women Equally

After a yearslong campaign for gender pay equity, the U.S. women's national soccer team has struck a deal that will pay them equally to the men's squad. However, should...

The Glass Ceiling: Why Aren’t There More AAPI Executives?

Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) workers are well-represented in corporate America, but they are largely absent in leadership roles. Read about the stereotypes...

Shootings in Buffalo and Laguna Woods Exemplify Alarming Workplace Trend

The recent shootings in Buffalo, N.Y. and Laguna Woods, Calif. are part of a rise in workplace violence in the U.S. over the past decade. Here are ways companies can...

Developing the Next Generation of HR Leaders

HR professionals are encouraged to engage, identify and develop the next generation of HR leaders through mentorship, scholarships and grants, student participation, and...

Diversity Forum
 The aging workforce NYS SHRM PowerPoint from 4/29/2017.
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