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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) and Belonging Trends for 2023

Corporate diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) efforts have ramped up in recent years, and I expect it to continue into 2023 and beyond. This year the business world  coined the term “The Great Resignation.” As more people leave jobs to find better work-life flexibility, companies need to be proactive. Additionally, as some companies reopen […]

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How Disability Inclusion Impacts All of Us

Disabilities come in many different shapes, forms, and sizes. Some are easy to see, but many can’t be seen at all. Two in five adults aged 65 years and older have a disability, and one in four women have a disability. Almost all people have a connection to someone with a disability, or they can […]

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Giving Feedback: A Key Skill for Inclusive Leadership

’Tis the season for gratefulness, thanks, and feedback. At this time of the year, many managers are completing self-assessments or preparing for year-end performance reviews.  Leaders often dread when it is time for the performance reviews. It’s awkward to tell employees they need to improve, and it’s often challenging to hear about areas of improvement. […]

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Building Trust and Inclusion in the Hybrid Workplace

Trust and communication are the basic foundations for any relationship, including those in the workplace. Creating open lines of communication and building trust with your employees is a significant step toward building a safe, inclusive, and efficient work environment. Here are a few ways to foster inclusion and build trust with your employees, especially when […]

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How to Create an Inclusive Workplace During the Holidays

Holidays are important to many people. They hold traditions, emotions, and cultural significance. In workplaces, it’s important to be mindful of all holidays and celebrate them in a meaningful and inclusive way for all employees and create cultural learning opportunities. Here are five ways to create an inclusive workplace during the holiday season.  Ask Employees […]

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Reviewing Your DEI Successes Now, Helps Plan for Next Year

While the calendar is telling us that summer is wrapping up, most organizations have reviewed mid-year goals and have started looking toward priorities for the new year. The year-end planning will help set the tone and budget for an organization to make realistic goals and take advantage of successes and lessons learned from the last […]

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Three Leading Practices of Award-Winning Workplaces for Families

Award-winning organizations often promote inclusive workplace cultures and work-life flexibility because they invest in their employees. They create the best environment for their employees to thrive by considering their caregiving and personal responsibilities, financial health, and wellbeing. Traditional benefit packages may not be flexible enough to compete and retain top talent. Adapting company policies to […]

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Overcoming Unconscious Biases Reduces Barriers to Belonging

Biases affect all people. We cannot ask people to meet one another’s unique needs unless we understand our unconscious biases. Assume you are a hiring manager. You pick up a resume and see someone named Alex Stewart. They have a bachelor’s degree in international affairs, have worked in their chosen field for 13 years, and have […]

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New Year, New Culture of Belonging to Cultivate

Outside of our human craving to be loved, the other emotion that drives esteem, affects decisions, and determines outcomes is our innate desire to belong. A workplace culture that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive is a valuable way to create and maintain a workforce of highly engaged, productive employees with a healthy sense of belonging. This […]

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) and Belonging Trends for 2023

Corporate diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) efforts have ramped up in recent years, and I expect it to continue into 2023 and beyond. This year the business world  coined the term “The Great Resignation.” As more people leave jobs to find better work-life flexibility, companies need to be proactive. Additionally, as some companies reopen […]

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How Disability Inclusion Impacts All of Us

Disabilities come in many different shapes, forms, and sizes. Some are easy to see, but many can’t be seen at all. Two in five adults aged 65 years and older have a disability, and one in four women have a disability. Almost all people have a connection to someone with a disability, or they can […]

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Giving Feedback: A Key Skill for Inclusive Leadership

’Tis the season for gratefulness, thanks, and feedback. At this time of the year, many managers are completing self-assessments or preparing for year-end performance reviews.  Leaders often dread when it is time for the performance reviews. It’s awkward to tell employees they need to improve, and it’s often challenging to hear about areas of improvement. […]

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