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 (part of Affirmity), examines why having representation across all levels alone won’t create long-term, sustainable change and shouldn’t [...]

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 [...]

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 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

Why “Bring Your Whole Self to Work” Is a Lie We Must Stop Telling

March 22, 2022  by Angela Peacock Organizations of every shape and size use the phrase “bring your whole self to work.” However, failing to stand by this statement may be causing untold damage to your diversity and inclusion programs and the reputation of your organization. In this article, Angie Peacock, Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion at PDT [...]

2022-03-30T10:23:02+00:00March 25th, 2022|Blog, Latest Articles, PDT in the News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why “Bring Your Whole Self to Work” Is a Lie We Must Stop Telling

3 Ways to Have Intersectionality Signpost the Road to Equity

by Taniya Sonko What is intersectionality and why is it important to factor into your DE&I efforts? In this article we examine this key way of understanding people’s experiences and suggest a number of ways that organizations can help employees bring every aspect of their identity to the workplace. Humans are multifaceted creatures. No one individual can [...]

2022-03-30T10:21:25+00:00February 3rd, 2022|Blog, Latest Articles, PDT in the News|Comments Off on 3 Ways to Have Intersectionality Signpost the Road to Equity

5 Myths About Unconscious Bias – and How You Can Tackle It

At any given moment, our brains are receiving an estimated 11 million pieces of information. But we can only consciously process a tiny fraction – so we rely on our subconscious, which helps us filter information by taking mental shortcuts. Unconscious bias is the information, attitudes, and stereotypes that inform these shortcuts. Unconscious bias in [...]

2021-10-22T11:49:37+00:00May 4th, 2021|Blog, Latest Articles, PDT in the News, Press Releases, Thought Leadership|Comments Off on 5 Myths About Unconscious Bias – and How You Can Tackle It

Five Steps Toward True Workplace Inclusion for People with Disabilities

People with disabilities bring the value of different perspectives and experiences to any organisation. Not only that, but research consistently shows that they often perform better than many of their colleagues, stay longer at a company – and take less leave. Yet they are still some of the most under-represented individuals in the workplace. They [...]

2021-10-22T11:48:38+00:00April 6th, 2021|Blog, Latest Articles, PDT in the News, Press Releases, Thought Leadership|Comments Off on Five Steps Toward True Workplace Inclusion for People with Disabilities

Where is Your Empathy Towards Your Transgender Colleagues? You Left it in 2016…

Alasdair James Scott, Senior Consultant at PDT Global, shares insight into the cross-roads many of the transgender community are facing, now more than ever, along with useful tips on how to pick up the momentum towards empathy. In the same month as Transgender Day of Visibility, my local film institute hosts its annual celebration of [...]

2021-10-22T12:07:06+00:00March 31st, 2021|Blog, Latest Articles, PDT in the News, Press Releases, Thought Leadership|Comments Off on Where is Your Empathy Towards Your Transgender Colleagues? You Left it in 2016…