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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 (part of Affirmity), 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 [...]

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 [...]

3003, 2022

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 your organization. While most of the corporate world has moved beyond the “inspirational speakers and glasses of wine” stage of resource group creation, centering inclusion efforts [...]

2503, 2022

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 Global (part of Affirmity), takes an honest look at this all-too-ambitious goal. Picture this: you’ve been in a new role for a couple of months. As [...]

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