Global Diversity Month, observed in October, is a time for organizations to embrace and celebrate the richness of diversity in the workplace. During this month, companies can take meaningful steps to promote inclusivity, celebrate differences, and foster a work environment that values the unique perspectives and experiences of employees from all backgrounds.
To help make the most of Global Diversity Month, we’ve put together a comprehensive resource guide that includes actionable strategies, useful tools, and inspiring ideas to create a workplace that truly celebrates diversity.
Our partners at SHRM recommended determining what your organizational goal is when it comes to DEI policy and training. Is it to avoid discrimination lawsuits, foster an inclusive workplace, satisfy a board’s demand for diversity, recruit top talent, or all of the above? In this article, they recap what experts had to say on this at the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Conference while sharing best practices and ideas. Read the full piece here.
Recognizing that employee training is just one critical component in effecting change, Kantola has developed a comprehensive strategic framework to guide corporate leaders through the steps of building a successful DEI program.
The definition of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is expanding in today’s workplaces. It’s no longer simply about publishing a corporate Equal Employment Opportunity statement or embracing employees as part of the corporate family while ignoring their individual identities.
Instead, it’s about recognizing the importance of an employee’s individuality, valuing the differences in your workforce, and identifying and addressing inequities where they exist. Increasing numbers of leaders, and the organizations they are a part of, are realizing that this pivotal cultural moment is an opportunity to create positive change on these crucial issues.
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Global Diversity Month is an opportunity to reinforce your organization’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. By using this resource guide, you can create a workplace culture that not only celebrates diversity in October, but continues to foster inclusivity and equity throughout the year. Remember, promoting diversity is an ongoing journey, and every effort counts towards building a more inclusive and harmonious workplace.