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The question of how to improve patient outcomes is prevalent within many healthcare organizations. Lower nurse-to-patient ratios, better technology in the workplace, and higher salaries for healthcare workers–there are many suggestions for this highly nuanced topic.    However, one contributing factor to patient outcomes is often overlooked: diversity numbers within the nursing workforce. The Current Diversity Data on...
By Marion Davis December is upon us, and Western holidays appear as a constant theme. During this time of year, companies benefit from emphasizing inclusive holiday celebrations in the workplace.  To foster a culture of belonging, organizations should always begin by asking instead of assuming which holidays employees observe or whether they observe any holidays at all.  Managers can ask employees to provide individual...
By Marion Davis One consistent theme within creating an inclusive, diverse work environment is that employers can grow in awareness of the many ways to support workers. Mental health support in the workplace is a topic not only applicable to those employees with mental disorders but all employees experiencing stress due to the constant changes in today’s world.  The Universal Benefits of Normalizing Mental Healthcare...
  Keywords: belonging, belongingness By Marion Davis The topic of belongingness unites both employees and employers.  A company culture that fosters belongingness is a predictor both of low employee burnout and of an increase of more than double in employee performance on the job. Within a workplace that strives for strength in diversity, simply hiring diversely is not enough. Are these organizations retaining...
  Erin Leonard Events is Committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion! At Erin Leonard Events, we believe in creating  meaningful lasting connections  through meaningful moments. We excel at planning events – from conferences to corporate retreats to galas and user-focused experiences like websites. We’re talented, solutions-oriented creatives that use strategic consulting and project management to plugin...
If it takes resorting to federal law to win your rightful place at work, then do it! Disabled individuals have as much right as anyone else in the United States to have a sense of belonging in the workplace. As a disabled person, you are protected from discrimination by the Americans with Disabilities Act.  It’s important to know that this protection extends through every aspect of employment. You’re protected from...
Look closely at what you can change in yourself and in your environment BY WILLIAM R. DODSON Do you feel like you’re always getting the cold shoulder at work? Do you get passed over for opportunities in favour of colleagues who seem to be less qualified and experienced? You may think that discrimination is to blame. None of that behavior supports or improves your mental health in the least.    However, employees...
By EmployDiversity  The Covid-19 pandemic (2020-2021) was not only a public health threat, but a mental health one, too. In lieu of a healthcare system structured to handle the many cases, people were told to stay in their homes. In some countries, residents were allowed outside only under strict conditions. And even then, individuals were required to wear masks at all times and to physically distance from others at least six feet....
Women and minorities who have traditionally felt sidelined at work have new ways to lift their productivity and job satisfaction BY WILLIAM R. DODSON The world changed significantly for women and minority knowledge workers during the Pandemic. It's vital for the survival and growth of talent in the corporation that Diversity Managers and HR departments grasp and act on this fact. Many diverse staff felt more grounded working...