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607, 2022

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 typical business issues. There is a misconception that it isn’t possible or useful to measure DE&I-related activity or subjects. However, the proper way to approach DE&I [...]

1706, 2022

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 Global (part of Affirmity) examines why Pride is a movement, not a moment. Pride continues to be a time for many LGBTQ+ people to be unapologetically [...]

2005, 2022

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 of your DE&I efforts. While certainly not undesirable, diverse representation isn’t really the goal of your DE&I efforts. In reality, representation can’t cancel issues and inequities [...]

605, 2022

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 to boil the complexities of DE&I success down to just four basic ingredients, we would pick the following key strategies: Leading inclusively Knowing your diversity numbers and measuring [...]

1904, 2022

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 the best tactics for getting it accomplished. 1) Organizations Continue to Lack Diversity in Their Leadership Ranks 47% of respondents say that women represent no more [...]

1104, 2022

Emotional Intelligence: Do Your Leaders Walk the Talk?

  Organizational empowerment where everyone matters starts with emotionally intelligent leadership from the top on down. But a London-based consultant who works to help companies build diverse and inclusive cultures reveals that many companies talk the talk but don’t walk the walk on EQ. There is a famous story about a visit by President Kennedy to the NASA space center. When Kennedy noticed a man carrying a broom in one of the buildings, he asked: “What’s your job here?” The janitor [...]

804, 2022

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 Affirmity, examines why—and how—businesses must live out their core values. Every month, for six consecutive months after July 2021, over 4 million Americans quit their jobs. The [...]

3003, 2022

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 career without ever consulting you. It happens to men when they are making decisions about the careers of women but interestingly it also happens to women [...]

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