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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!

SHRM Diversity News

Transgender Inclusion at Work Reaches Record Numbers

The number of companies incorporating policies to protect transgender workers has ballooned in recent years, but that hasn’t stopped some employers from mistreating...

Layoffs Add to Working Parents’ Growing List of Stressors

A new survey shows that nearly half of working parents are stressed about mass layoffs and an impending recession—and many of them are looking for new, more stable jobs...

Executive with Disabilities Shares Her Story

Kara Yarnot, vice president of strategic consulting services at recruitment agency HireClix in Gloucester, Mass., has lived with three disabilities for more than a...

How to Optimize Job Descriptions for Neurodivergent Job Seekers

Close to 20 percent of all Americans are Close to 20 percent of all Americans are "neurodivergent," a term encompassing a range of natural brain variations in people...

Federal Surveys Define Middle Eastern Employees as White. That Could Soon Change

The Biden administration recently proposed adding an option on the census for people of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) descent.

The Key to Improving Equity in the Workplace: an Analytical Aptitude

The National Study of Workplace Equity identified ways for organizations to strengthen equity in the workplace by addressing their strengths and weaknesses. For...

Why Are DEI Roles Disappearing?

Hundreds of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) roles have been slashed amid mass layoffs in the past six months. Workplace experts weigh in on the elimination of...

Older Workers Are ‘Unretiring.’ What Can Employers Do to Welcome Them Back?

The pandemic saw an increase in older workers leaving the workforce in the U.S., turning around a long-term trend toward rising labor force participation among older...

Predictive Analytics Can Help Companies Manage Talent

Effectively engaging in predictive analytics—using past and present data to predict future events—can help organizations make hiring decisions, anticipate skills...

Why Belonging Matters

As businesses scramble to attract and retain talent, some employers have added “belonging” to their diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) lexicon, turning DE&I agendas...

SHRM Research: Pay Transparency Improves Business Outcomes, Could Close Wage Gap

Revealing pay ranges in job postings has shown to improve recruitment efforts and other business outcomes, according to new data from SHRM Research. Read about the...

Viewpoint: Why Many Women Are Quitting Technology Sector Jobs

Research shows that women face many challenges in the tech industry. The gender pay gap is severe. Women do not get the same opportunities as men, and women receive...

Employment Rate Rising for People with Disabilities

People who have a disability are landing jobs at record numbers, according to a new report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Embracing Allyship to Build Bridges in the Workplace

When workplace leaders display allyship and curiosity, they can boost diversity in their organizations, making it less likely that women from marginalized racial and...

5 Ways to Reduce Gender Inequality at Work

Gender inequality manifests at work via unequal pay and disparity in promotions. Here are five tips for organizations to level the playing field and cultivate a culture...

OFCCP Scales Back Religious Exemption

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has rescinded a 2020 rule’s expansion of a religious exemption to equal opportunity requirements, returning...

Biden Mandates Federal Agencies to Create ‘Equity Teams’

A new executive order from President Joe Biden will require federal agencies to create “equity teams” to address the barriers underserved communities face—including in...

Sponsors, Individual Effort Can Help Women Succeed at Work

Ahead of Women’s History Month, Susan MacKenty Brady, co-author of Arrive and Thrive: 7 Impactful Practices for Women Navigating Leadership (McGraw Hill, 2022), spoke...

SHRM Report: How to Ensure Latino Workers Aren’t Left Behind in the Digital Economy

Latino employees will account for most net new workers until 2030, but a new SHRM report shows that organizations in cities with sizable Latino populations lack access...

Political Unrest Persists in Divided Nation

Eddie Glaude, Jr., an author and African American studies professor at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., opened the SHRM Employment Law & Compliance Conference...

Diversity Forum

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 your organization?


Hiring the right candidate for the job can be challenging. Adding diversity in the workforce can also be challenging. There isn't a perfect, cookie cut answer to accomplish these goals, but here are a few tips from the Diversity Advisory Council for your consideration as to why adding diversity within your organization will benefit you in so many ways.


The VALUE of a Diverse Talent Pool:

  • It challenges status quo

  • It generates a competitive advantage for the organization

This offers new ideas, viewpoints, experiences and a different approach to doing business

It seeks and develops "out of the box" thinkers

Helps grow the business

Eliminates homogenous thinking and groupthink

Promotes recruitment and retention

Continuous quality improvement


There are challenges one may face when working with a diverse population such as:

  • Communication and language barriers

  • Difficulties engaging diverse employees

  • Generating an "US" vs "THEM" culture

  • Only focused on the ROI

  • Fear of change

But, more importantly, there are opportunities with having a diverse population, such as:

  • Innovative/new and different perspectives

  • Competitiveness

  • Greater adaptability

  • Offers a variety for solutions

  • Provides various resources

  • Opens the market to new targets

  • More and diverse skill sets


Think outside of the box with your recruitment efforts and don't lose sight of diversity. Company growth and innovation can occur when having candidates from diverse backgrounds, age groups, experiences, and abilities. -Diversity Advisory Council


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