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9 out of 10 Transgender Employees Experience Discrimination in the Workplace

The U.S. unemployment rate for gender non-conforming individuals is twice the national employment rate and a staggering four times the national rate for transgender people of color. Nine out of every 10 of those who …

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Very Important Posts about diversity and inclusion that could transform your workplace.

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Organizations and individuals recognized for their outstanding diversity efforts in the workplace or the community.

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Proven tips, tools & strategies that can effectively transform a workforce or an entire organization.

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Guest columnists who have been in the trenches and have something to say about it.

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Easy, common sense steps for engaging a diverse workforce or creating a culture of inclusion.

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Beyond the Call

This initiative by the US Navy honors sailors of diverse backgrounds and experiences by telling their stories every other week on the Facebook pages of the US Navy Life and the US Navy Latinos. Here’s an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRLv2NDVt5I.

“These sailors are examples of individuals who demonstrate their commitment beyond the call of duty to help make their communities a better place to live.” ~ Commander Horacio Fernandez, diversity director, Navy Recruitment Command

Top 3 ways to get a mentor to say “Yes” to a meeting

By Shawn Mintz
Sometimes, your message to a potential mentor goes unanswered. It may leave you feeling disappointed because that person appeared to be a good match; but you give up and chalk it up to …

Diversity Champions — January 2015

The Canadian Hispanic Business Alliance has revealed its 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians for 2014. This year’s honorees come from 3 provinces representing 5 countries of origin. The 4 women and 6 men are: Dr. …

Diversity Champions — December 2014

The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) has announced the winners of its national diversity short film competition. They are Dawn Bird (Saskatchewan), Fernando Dalayoan (Manitoba), Alan Wong (Manitoba) and Kristina Esposito …

Gen Y at the workplace: Myths and facts

By Scott Ng
A lot has been made of Gen Y’s apparent recalcitrance at the workplace. Born between 1981 and 2001, branded as “trophy kids” by frustrated management figures, the members of this generation have been …

12 Ways to Practice Holiday Diversity and Inclusion Leadership

By Simma Lieberman
1. If you want employees to feel included and show up, make sure your holiday party isn’t a Christmas party in disguise. Decorations and food should  either be general, and non-specific to any …

Diversity & Inclusion Story Wall

Housed at Oregon State Bar (OSB) headquarters in Tigard, Oregon, this extensive collage chronicles the history of the legal system in that state. Organizers enlisted help on its content from a diverse group of organizations, …

Enterprise Social Networks within Internal Communication: An Interview with Brian Moore

Brian Moore, Director of Internal Communications at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, recently spoke with marcus evans about key topics to be discussed at their upcoming 4th Annual Internal Communications & Situational Messaging Conference, January 28-29, 2015 …

Diversity Champions — November 2014

Diversity Canada magazine has released its list of 2014 Top 10 Diversity Change Leaders. These individuals have moved beyond quotas and do all they can to create cultures of equality and inclusion. For this years …

Diversity Matters

This statewide survey launched by the Florida State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) examines the total dollars spent with small and minority businesses and what percentage is spent …

Top 3 Ways to Make Your Hiring Accessible

Some 4.4 million Canadians report having a disability. Luz Iglesias suggests there are 3 simple, practical changes that can be made to any recruitment process to enable organizations to attract persons with disabilities as applicants.
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