Diversity Articles

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    The Single Biggest Step to Pay Equity? Stop Asking About Salary History

    June 30, 2020

    Pay equity is hard to achieve. It took Starbucks 10 years of concerted effort to reach pay equity for employees of all genders and races in their U.S. operations. But new research shows that banning questions about salary history can help companies move more quickly and sure-footedly toward pay equity. In a working paper published earlier this month, researchers...

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    4 Steps LGBTQ+ Employees Say Companies Can Take to Be More Inclusive

    June 29, 2020

    Despite momentous leaps forward in LGBTQ+ rights over the past few decades, the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals in the workforce can range dramatically from one country — or even one company — to the next. In fact, before the recent Supreme Court ruling, more than half of all LGBTQ+ professionals in the U.S. lived in states with no formal protections...

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    What It’s Like to Be a Black HR Leader in This Moment

    June 25, 2020

    This is not my story. These are not my experiences. These comments — written by Beverly Carmichael, T. Tara Turk, Victorio Milian, Janelle Peterson, Madison Butler, and Angelique Hamilton — provide a window into the experiences of Black HR professionals in this moment in time. All are navigating the complex intersection of protests, police brutality, and racism...

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    5 Strategies for Effective Diversity Recruitment

    June 23, 2020

    America has a hiring problem. National unemployment has ascended to levels not seen since the Great Depression and anti-Black racism...

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    5 Meaningful Ways Companies Are Supporting Their LGBTQ+...

    June 22, 2020

    This time last year, many companies were taking to the streets with their employees to participate in Pride parades. But while health...

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    Resources for Recruiting and HR Professionals to Build More...

    June 10, 2020

    As the United States continues to roil in the aftermath of events all across the country to protest systemic racism and to support...