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By Marion Davis Within the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), the ethical use of robust artificial intelligence tools can improve the human experience in the workplace. Ongoing criticisms of DEI have remarked on the field’s focus on feel-good initiatives rather than data-driven initiatives . Under the greater umbrella of human resources, People Operations has grown in leaps and bounds as the answer to this desire for...
Many companies promote themselves as bastions of diversity and inclusion, but a recent study reveals a gap between perception and reality. This new research suggests Gen Z LGBTQ+ employees aren't buying it. Today Gen Z identifies as LGBTQ+ at nearly 6x the rate of Gen X 1 , and are expected to make up 30% of the total US workforce by 2030 2 , highlighting disconnects in employee engagement that need to be addressed. And millennials...
By Marion Davis Emphasizing inclusion for mostly and fully bedbound disabled talent in a company’s employer brand can create a mutually beneficial situation. In a review of an often-overlooked talent group, this article will address the intersectional group of the millions of positionally disabled working-age women with spinal leaks in the US. Companies can create a highly unique employer brand that stands out from competitors while...
By Marion Davis Currently, the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has come under fire. As an opinion piece in HR Dive noted, poorly structured DEI initiatives have presented a liability to companies, particularly with claims of discrimination in the workplace when one group of employees is supported and other groups are inadvertently disadvantaged. In a move to defund DEI programs, legislators have created bills targeting...
The current economic climate remains characterized by instability and unpredictability. In response to the need for direction on how to best prepare organizations for the uncertain future of work over the coming year, McLean & Company, one of the world's leading HR research and advisory firms, has published its annual HR Trends Report for 2024. In conjunction with the rise of generative artificial intelligence (AI), which is predicted...
Part of being a good job seeker in 2024 is maximizing your opportunities to be seen by employers. As the resume database on EmployDiversity grows larger, it can be harder to stand out. But now we have a solution for that. Now you can choose to FEATURE your resume for a small fee. Featuring your resume does two things. First, it highlights the entry in search results and secondly, it places your resume at the TOP of non featured...
By Marion Davis Putting your best foot forward is complemented by moving in the right direction. For diverse job seekers, that right direction can often consist of visiting diversity job fairs where employers prioritize the value of onboarding a workforce consisting of a variety of backgrounds.  What Are Diversity Job Fairs? As diversity becomes a more important aspect of the hiring process, employers have tasked recruiters with...
Many articles on inclusive holiday celebrations reference a wide array of religious and cultural days, noting the Western Christmas Eve and Christmas Eve as one of these celebrations and limited to December 24 and December 25.  However, did you know that Christmas Day is not universally celebrated on December 25 but on January 7 in some countries? In fact, 250 million people worldwide celebrate Christmas in January .  As a...
In a world where the traditional 9-to-5 workweek has long been the norm, a transformative shift is on the horizon. The concept of a 4-day workweek is gaining momentum, and experts predict that it may soon become mainstream. As we navigate an era of technological advancements, changing work dynamics, and a growing emphasis on work-life balance, the idea of working fewer days while maintaining or even increasing productivity is capturing the...
By Marion Davis  November has begun. With it comes many preparations for the fourth Thursday of the month. But should your organization celebrate Thanksgiving at all when the fourth Thursday is also the National Day of Mourning dedicated to raising awareness about indigenous history and dispelling the myths behind the Thanksgiving story?  This article will address this complex topic with a suggestion for an approach that...
In recent years, the push for diversity and inclusion in the hiring process has become more important than ever. Companies are looking to create a workforce that represents a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. The good news is that hiring software has taken notice of this need and has started to integrate diversity and inclusion into its functionality. In this blog post, we'll explore how this integration is...
By Marion Davis Each October, the US Department of Labor (DOL) recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month. For 2023, the DOL will be focusing on the theme of “ advancing access and equity ” for disabled professionals during this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month campaign.  While the celebrations in October are meant to raise awareness, employers should apply this awareness...