Understanding and Identifying Tokenism (Plus, 5 Ways to Avoid It!)

Organizations can undermine their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts when marketing and key hiring decisions veer into tokenism. In this article, PDT Global’s Taniya Sonko explores the line between genuinely diverse best practices and tokenism, offering five key tactics that will help you affect lasting change. When strategies for improving an organization’s diversity are initially considered, [...]

2022-09-27T15:54:12+00:00September 26th, 2022|Blog, Latest Articles, PDT in the News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Ways Organizations Can Reduce the Impact of the Imposter Phenomenon

The imposter phenomenon, where individuals doubt their own abilities and accomplishments despite their ongoing success, can be linked to lost opportunities, talent mismanagement, and poor mental wellbeing. The issue is directly relevant to diversity, equity, and (particularly) inclusion, so what can organizations do to reduce its impact? Research suggests that around 70% of people will experience [...]

2022-09-23T11:00:16+00:00September 23rd, 2022|Blog, Latest Articles, PDT in the News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Steps for Measuring the ‘Unmeasurable’ and Creating a Data-Led Diversity and Inclusion Plan

While plenty of businesses agree that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) are key contributors to sustained success, many wish they were making more progress than they are. In this article, Eleanor Goichman Brett, trainer, and consultant at PDT Global (part of Affirmity), looks at why a data-driven approach is essential. DE&I gets treated very differently from [...]

2022-07-06T12:05:52+00:00July 6th, 2022|Blog, Latest Articles, PDT in the News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Steps for Measuring the ‘Unmeasurable’ and Creating a Data-Led Diversity and Inclusion Plan

3 Questions the Working World Needs to Ask About LGBTQ+ Pride

Pride Month is here—an explosion of rainbows around your business, from Zoom backgrounds and notice boards, to email signatures and social media profile pictures. But when all of this Pride paraphernalia departs on July 1st, what will be left for your LGBTQ+ employees and customers? Alasdair James Scott, Senior Inclusion & Diversity Consultant at PDT [...]

2022-06-17T10:44:14+00:00June 17th, 2022|Blog, Latest Articles, PDT in the News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3 Questions the Working World Needs to Ask About LGBTQ+ Pride

3 Reasons Why Your Organization Needs a Wider View of Diversity

So you’ve finally done it—50% of your leadership are women and you have an LGBTQ+ CEO. You’ve finally crossed the finish line for diversity, equity and inclusion… right? In this article, Alice MacDonald, a consultant at PDT Global, examines why having representation across all levels alone won’t create long-term, sustainable change and shouldn’t be the end-goal [...]

2022-05-30T12:11:18+00:00May 20th, 2022|Blog, Latest Articles, PDT in the News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3 Reasons Why Your Organization Needs a Wider View of Diversity

An Introduction to the 4 Key Strategies Every DE&I Program Needs

The perfect DE&I strategy doesn’t happen overnight. While the best strategies account for the needs of an organization’s culture and people, there are well-defined areas that need your attention. We believe there are four key strategies that are essential to DE&I success—here’s what you should know to get started on each of them. If we were tasked [...]

2022-05-06T14:26:18+00:00May 6th, 2022|Blog, Latest Articles, PDT in the News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on An Introduction to the 4 Key Strategies Every DE&I Program Needs

Read Our Highlights From the Future of DE&I 2022 Report

What is the state of play for DE&I in 2022? The recent Affirmity-sponsored HR Research Institute study, ‘The Future of DE&I 2022’, surveyed HR professionals on how diversity, equity, and inclusion are executed in their organizations. In this blog post, we’ve picked out some key highlights that help underline how much remains to be done—and some of [...]

2022-04-20T15:41:40+00:00April 19th, 2022|Blog, Latest Articles, PDT in the News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Read Our Highlights From the Future of DE&I 2022 Report

Why Safeguarding Inclusion Is the Key to Riding Out the Great Resignation

by Nicole A. Simmonds-Jordan Your people thrive in an employee-centric environment, a fact unchanged by pandemic-based disruption. In fact, the call for truly inclusive workplaces and the growing impatience with those that fail to deliver them are among the many factors fueling the Great Resignation. Nicole A. Simmonds-Jordan, Global Account Director at PDT Global, a part of [...]

2022-04-08T16:08:57+00:00April 8th, 2022|Blog, Latest Articles, PDT in the News|Comments Off on Why Safeguarding Inclusion Is the Key to Riding Out the Great Resignation

5 Things We Need To Do To Close The Gender Wage Gap – Interview with Angela Peacock for Authority Magazine

“We need to challenge the unfounded gender biases such as benevolent bias” with Angela Peacock and Candice Georgiadis Interview for Authority Magazine 16th Sept 2019 - 23 min read We need to challenge the unfounded gender biases such as benevolent bias — the bias of kindness, where I choose to make a decision about your [...]

2022-04-13T13:56:12+00:00March 30th, 2022|Blog, PDT in the News, Thought Leadership|Comments Off on 5 Things We Need To Do To Close The Gender Wage Gap – Interview with Angela Peacock for Authority Magazine

5 Things Your Resource Groups Need In Order to Truly Drive Inclusion

by Angela Peacock Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are often touted as a key tool in the battle to create a truly inclusive workplace, but many organizations leverage them with only limited success. Angela Peacock, Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion at PDT Global (part of Affirmity), considers what can be done to ensure that resource groups drive inclusion in [...]

2022-04-19T15:32:03+00:00March 30th, 2022|Blog, Latest Articles, PDT in the News|Comments Off on 5 Things Your Resource Groups Need In Order to Truly Drive Inclusion