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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...
Companies that update their post-pandemic family leave policies will reap bottom line benefits To find and keep the best talent post-pandemic, companies are constantly trying to differentiate themselves. One new benefit that progressive companies in the United States have been rolling out is generous parental leave. Paid parental leave and other policies that support employees and their families are considered a competitive edge for...
Diversity Managers and HR should be doing more to accommodate some of their most resourceful and adaptable staff: Working Mothers by William R. Dodson Working mothers have had a rough time of it since the start of the Pandemic, back in March 2020. In addition to the responsibilities of running a home, working mothers have also had to contend with a re-work of work itself. It was difficult enough dealing with the housecleaning,...
 By William R. Dodson It was clear more than a year after the start of the Covid Pandemic in March 2020 that diverse professionals overwhelmingly preferred working from home to returning to the office. In our article Marginalized Staff Prefer Working from Home , we cited:  "  … a Future Forum survey of 4,700 knowledge workers found a super-majority of staff never want to go back to the "good old days" of...
By EmployDiversity During these extraordinary times, it's difficult to make the time and space in one's brain about just how to celebrate a cultural impact on American society. The disruption that COVID has wreaked on business has been historic. Disruptions in supply chains and knock-on effects on labor supply have made the business environment challenging to say the least. So how do companies celebrate Black History Month on top of all...
Companies can help their bottom lines immensely by creating the infrastructure and policies that enable the Disabled to Shine by William R. Dodson Working remotely isn't just a perk for disabled staff, it's a way of working that can define, sustain, and even enrich lives. With about a quarter of all Americans disabled to some fashion , remote technology, the business processes, and the organizational policies that support it, can...
By Maria Drueco The workforce is increasingly becoming diverse. One doesn’t have to work outside your home country to experience the rich  diversity of the work environment. No wonder that diversity hiring is a hot topic these days. Organizations are realizing that there are many benefits to  hiring people who have a variety of backgrounds and abilities. Despite this, there are still groups of people who have...
By EmployDiversity Women and minorities who have traditionally felt sidelined at work have new ways to lift their productivity and job satisfaction The world changed significantly for women and minority knowledge workers during the Pandemic. Many felt more grounded, supportive of their families, and productive in their work than before. LinkedIn wrote, "'Black knowledge workers reported a 50% boost in their sense of belonging at...
 By EmployDiversity HR doesn't have to be a cheerleader to support its Work From Home Staff; it just needs to be Responsive The year 2020 was one of the most difficult for societies to contend with in modern history. Illness, the loss of jobs, plunging economic activity, working from home, taking care of children, loneliness, isolation. This is the first time within living history that so many around the world have had to contend...
Employers, you don’t want to miss this! Are you curious to know if you’re doing the right things with your candidate data during this particular time?  It’s been an interesting few months for the hiring space, and it wouldn’t hurt to hear how other organizations are working to maintain diversity and inclusion, effective targeted hiring, and efficient management of resources today.  Join the Hiretual...