As we move beyond the pivotal moments the last few years have brought us, now more than ever employees are holding their companies accountable when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion—not just in February, but all year long.
The State of New York has recently developed and proposed changes to their Model Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy due to feedback from workers, employers and the public, according to the governing website.
According to recent research from Bain & Company, the primary driver of today’s high attrition rates is “the growing disenchantment most employees feel toward work.” Experts say their work is seen as purposeless, having little value or meaning.
In the years since the #MeToo movement went viral, it impacted the regulatory landscape and forever changed how we prioritize preventing harassment in the workplace. During that time, many companies have tried to create awareness and bring about change, including using harassment prevention training.
Language is ever evolving. In the history of language, words have emerged, disappeared and completely changed in meaning. And today, we are at a pivotal time in history.
Experts say leaders will need to clearly define their strategy and strictly follow it to get through all of this successfully. In doing so, some will try to go back to how things were pre-pandemic. Others will want to continue pushing in the new directions that have opened up over the last three years.
Amidst the flurry of activity taking place before the end of the 117th U.S. Congress, the House of Representatives quietly passed the Speak Out Act on November 16, 2022, by an overwhelming majority. The bill previously passed the U.S. Senate in September and President Biden signed it into law on December 7, 2022.
In an effort to reframe fundamental perspectives of DEI, Work Equity, an initiative of the Center for Social Innovation at the Boston College School of Social Work, partnered with SHRM, the largest global membership organization of HR practitioners, to conduct the National Study of Workplace Equity.
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