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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!

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U.S. House of Representatives Passes Equality Act

On Feb. 25, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, a bill that proposes to amend federal civil rights law to prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ...

Report: Most Companies Are 'Going Through the Motions' of DE&I

​Corporate attempts to improve diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are falling short, according to new research that raises serious doubts about traditional...

Training First-Time Employees? Don’t Forget Soft Skills

Managing young employees can present challenges, especially if it’s their first experience in the workforce.

Viewpoint: The Forgotten Dimension of Diversity

There are some good examples of well-designed policies and practices that counteract class disadvantage and pursue equity and organizational performance by recruiting,...

Nominee for Labor Secretary Advances Through Confirmation Hearing

Following a Feb. 4 Senate confirmation hearing, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh moved one step closer to confirmation as the Biden administration’s secretary of labor.

Older Applicant Denied Job Interview Has No Discrimination Claim

A 71-year-old applicant for a pipefitter job could not show age discrimination by the company that rejected him for an interview based on poor references by two former...

Rosalind Brewer Becomes Third Black Woman to Head a Fortune 500 Company

​Rosalind Brewer will become the only Black woman currently leading a Fortune 500 company in the U.S. when she takes on the role of chief executive officer of Walgreens...

HR Tech’s Expanded Role in Supporting DE&I Initiatives

Technology is playing a larger role than ever in helping organizations support and scale their diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives, according to a new...

White House Lifts Restrictions on Transgender Troops

​President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Jan. 25 lifting the previous administration's restrictions on transgender individuals serving in the military.

Inclusive Strategies Create a 'More Universal Workplace'

Hiring and retention strategies used by Ultranauts, a company with a large number of employees on the autism spectrum, can foster inclusiveness at any organization,...

President Biden Signs Directives to Promote Racial Equity, Champion Pandemic Measures

​Advancing racial equity and support for underserved communities and protecting workers from COVID-19 were among the measures President Joe Biden took following his...

Business Experts Share DE&I Predictions for 2021

​More women in leadership roles. Benefits that cater to a more diverse range of needs. A demand for diversity, equity and inclusion consultants. Those are among business...

10 Tips for Hiring—and Retaining—Gen Z Employees

How can employers attract and retain Generation Z members at a time when COVID-19 restrictions can play havoc with a company's corporate environment and give potential...

Businesses Respond to Demand to Put Muscle into DE&I Efforts

Activists called for more equitable recruiting, hiring, promotion and compensation in 2020—as well as transparency from organizations on their diversity, equity and...

How Life at Work Changed in 2020

Racism and inequities in the workplace steered some of the attention from the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 as readers searched for information on diversity, equity and...

HR, DE&I and the CEO: A Q&A with Kay Toran

Kay Toran, CEO of Volunteers of America--Oregon, has a lifelong passion for diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) work. It permeates much of her organization's mission,...

Worker Loses Age-Bias Claim Over Layoff Affecting Mostly Older Employees

A 59-year-old engineer who was fired during a companywide reduction in force (RIF) could not prove his individual claim of intentional age discrimination with...

Career Lessons from Erin Mitchell Richeson: Seeing Through the DE&I Lens

As vice president of global diversity and inclusion at paper products company Kimberly-Clark, Erin Mitchell Richeson views DE&I as an ethical and business imperative.

Here's How Managers Can Help Women Stay in the Workforce

865,000 women dropped out of the workforce in September when their kids went back to school or began online learning from home. But it’s not only women with children who...

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 The aging workforce NYS SHRM PowerPoint from 4/29/2017.
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Are you an employer of choice for diversity workforce? How do you value or embrace diversity in your workplace? What are diverse groups saying about y...

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