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

Our Angela Peacock speaks to the worrying trend of anti woke in the world today – and its impact on diversity work 

The question posed by HR Magazine was: Are anti-woke companies on the rise? Over the past two years, many social causes have compelled businesses to make political statements. But not everyone has been supportive. In May, US entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy launched a $20 million anti-woke investment fund to back companies who shy away from taking [...]

2022-06-17T08:18:04+00:00June 10th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Our Angela Peacock speaks to the worrying trend of anti woke in the world today – and its impact on diversity work 

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 “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