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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.

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SHRM Diversity News

Supporting LGBTQ+ Employees: Where Companies Are Progressing and Falling Short

New SHRM research reveals that 3 in 4 employees who identify as LGBTQ+ agree that they are treated fairly at work. However, the data also suggest stigma and...

Exploring the ‘Karen’ Stereotype at Work

Uber recently received backlash for hosting “Don’t Call Me Karen” seminars to discuss the experiences white female employees have had with the widespread stereotype.

Building Trust Through Transparency: A Q&A with Shirley Davis

An interview with author, certified coach and HR expert Shirley Davis, SHRM-SCP, president and CEO of SDS Global Enterprises Inc.. Davis will be a Mega Session speaker...

Nearly Half of Accommodations for Disabled Employees Cost Nothing

A recent survey funded by the federal government revealed that nearly half of companies said the accommodations needed by a disabled employee had no cost, and another 43...

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Ends, but Some Pandemic-Era Accommodations May Continue

The federal government recently updated its COVID-19 technical guidance to advise employers to avoid automatically terminating all reasonable accommodations provided...

Racial, Gender Discrimination in Tech Industry Worsening

A new survey revealed that the percentage of tech workers who experienced racial and gender discrimination rose in 2022. Read about the perils of bias in an industry...

EEOC Issues Guidance on Use of AI

The EEOC issued new technical assistance May 18, explaining the application of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to automated systems that incorporate AI.

Black Unemployment Reaches All-Time Low

New federal data showed the unemployment rate for Black U.S. residents shrunk to a record-low 4.7 percent in April—the first time the rate fell below 5 percent since the...

Asian American Employees Lack a Sense of Belonging at Work

Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial group in the U.S., but new research reveals that the group largely lack a sense of belonging at work due to feelings of...

How to Embrace Neurodiverse Talent and Why You Should

An estimated 15-20 percent of the world’s population exhibits some form of neurodivergence, according to various studies, and despite strides being made in advancing...

EEOC Offers Recommendations for Addressing Harassment in Federal Workplaces

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently released a technical assistance document that includes steps for federal employers to avoid, report and address...

Female Leaders Not Likely to Recommend Their Own Company

Women in leadership positions are not likely to describe their company as a great place to work, according to a recent survey by Linkage, a SHRM company.

Laws, Policies Can Counter Weight Discrimination at Work

New York City is expected to pass a bill that would prohibit discrimination based on height or weight in employment, housing and access to public accommodations. Learn...

The Generational Divide Between Older and Younger Employees

Baby Boomers and Generation Z workers have conflicting perspectives of work, which experts say has led to tension in the workplace. Learn the reasons behind this tension...

Regulating AI: Groups Call for Solutions to Avoid Discrimination, Other Challenges

With the rise of ChatGPT, some organizations are calling for federal regulations to address the risks of generative AI. Learn more about the concerns and solutions to...

Black Mothers at Work: How Discrimination, Low Pay Erode Their Health

Black mothers often deal with discrimination related to their race, sex and, in some cases, pregnancy. The federal government recently held a webinar during which...

Viewpoint: How to Become a Champion for Employees with Autism

​April is Autism Awareness Month, and with all the enthusiasm about diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in the workplace, we need to call attention to one alarming...

Is Being ‘Woke’ Good or Bad for Business?

Bud Light has been mired in controversy for partnering with a transgender influencer and activities. The situation gave rise to the conversation of “wokeness” in a...

The Bumpy Path to Leadership for Women

Research shows that women excel in leadership roles when given the opportunity—but those opportunities are often few and far between.

How ChatGPT Could Discriminate Against Applicants

The U.S. government has been cracking down on employers using AI that discriminates against job applicants. Workplace experts explain how ChatGPT can exacerbate this...

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Entries for May 2017

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