From the Editor – by Dr. Anna Tavis

+1 The challenges of achieving diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace are well documented. For years, the best intentions of even the most genuinely committed individuals and institutions fell far too short in closing the inequities gap. Despite the shortcomings, the failures of “managing diversity” have yielded a few important lessons and actionable insights. The mistakes and missteps made ...

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Bold Actions, New Pathways, and the Supporting Role of Data, Analytics and Technology – by Sheri L. Feinzig, Ph.D.

0 While data and analytics, and the technologies that render them explicit, play an important enabling role in improving diversity, equity and inclusion in organizations and society, algorithmic methods such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) bring potential risks that must be recognized and addressed. It is incumbent upon strategists, policy makers, vendors, implementers and users of AI/ML ...

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What HR Practitioners Need to Know About Gender Pay Equity – by Beverly Tarulli, PhD

+1 It was 58 years ago, in 1963, when U.S. President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law. With limited exceptions, it prohibited employers from discriminating between employees based on gender when the jobs they perform require equal skill, effort and responsibility and are performed under similar working conditions. For global organizations concerned with pay equity, the ...

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Human Capital Shortages: Have you considered older workers? – by Lori A. Trawinski, Ph.D., CCDP/AP

0 The past two years have challenged employers and employees like never before, as the way we work has changed across the country and around the world. Two things have kept businesses alive and functioning through these extraordinary challenges: technology, which helped more people work from home than ever before, and, human capital, the people who get the job done. ...

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Inclusion Analytics: Five Insights to Get You Started – by Stacia Garr, Co-Founder & Principal Analyst, RedThread Research

0 We all know that diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) are more important than ever. The last 18 months—between COVID-19 and the social justice movements—have heightened our awareness of how much work is yet to be done when it comes to DEIB. As a result of this experience, the expectations of 3 important groups of stakeholders have changed: Customers. ...

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Using Analytics to Close the Gap Between DEI Promises and Results – by Marcela Berland, Frank Gómez and Arthur Woods

0 Diversity, equity and inclusion is undeniably top of mind for nearly every leader today. However, following a year when many organizations made many public diversity commitments, few have been able to show measurable progress. Part of the challenge has centered on the inability of organizations to define what they are aiming for and where to start. In addition, many ...

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Resignation rates of women: It’s not (just) the pandemic, stupid – by Andrea Derler, Principal Research and Customer Value and Lexy Martin, Principal Research and Customer Value

+1 Visier’s recent research looking at 2021 resignation rates in more than 50 U.S. organizations confirmed a worrying trend: since September 2020, more women than men resigned from their jobs, and their resignation rates grew faster by 17% until August this year. Figure: Resignation rate percentage increase 2020-2021 by gender. Women and men have both been resigning, but women’s resignation ...

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