Black History Month? But I’m Not Black!

William J. Wiggins Culture, Diversity, employee experience 0 Comments

In years past I’ve had employees at my door every Independence Day, Memorial Day, Pride Month, Cinco de Mayo, and St. Patrick’s Day, even Movember, asking, “what are we doing?” “Is the office closing early?” All clamoring to offer ideas on how we would either celebrate, observe, or commemorate the most notable of events surrounding these days. But when it …

Breaking Down Netflix’s First-Ever Inclusion Report

Kris Dunn Communication, Diversity, Employee Communications

In case you missed it, Netflix released its first-ever Inclusion Report in mid-January – you can get the report here. TLDR: The Netflix Inclusion Report is a case study for how to handle any sensitive issue where you’ve made progress but are still likely to be criticized. Related: People love Netflix, they get credit for diversity in their content/product, and …

If It’s “Unconscious” Bias That’s Better, Right?

William J. Wiggins candidate experience, Diversity, EEO, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, Talent Acquisition

If Nostradamus had made a prediction about the state of equality in the year 2021, it’s likely that he would have predicted equality for all human beings. Yet here we are, in 2021 still struggling with of all things, INEQUALITY. Let’s be honest, the workplace can be a hotspot for biases and discrimination that gives inequality its foundation, starting with …

Changing the HR Game: Meet Madison Butler

Kelly Dingee Diversity, HR, Kelly Dingee, Uncategorized

2020 has been revolutionary. An eye opener for HR. DE&I was present and important a year ago, but now, it better be your lead initiative. At the very least as an HR and Recruiting professional, you better be listening. And listening hard. I started listening about a year ago as we began launching my employer’s new DE&I initiative. And part …

Inclusion Education is Everywhere…Time to Educate HR

Kelly Dingee Diversity, Employee Engagement, Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, SHRM, Uncategorized

I, like you, didn’t expect 2020 to deliver the tragedy and chaos it has brought on our doorstep.  I feel helpless all the time, and that’s a maddening feeling when you’re a “fixer”. I can’t fix everyone.  But I can make sure as I move forward as a mother, an HR Lady, a human….that I bring my best.  I can …

Digging Into The 2020 People of Color in Tech Report

Kris Dunn Culture, Diversity, Employee Relations, Recruiting, The HR Famous Podcast

In episode 36 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn and Jessica Lee discuss big tips for housekeepers from NBA players leaving the bubble, the TrustRadius 2020 People of Color in Tech Report, and what shoe brand collaborations we want to see! Listen (click this link if you don’t see the player) and be sure to subscribe, rate, and review …

What You Won’t Hear At The Diversity Task Force Meeting

William J. Wiggins Culture, Diversity, Employment Branding and Culture, Race

Diversity, Inclusion & Equity extends far deeper than rhetoric. We engage in safe, polite discussion about how to make our workplace environments more diverse, inclusive and equitable while valuing differences, and welcoming everyone regardless of those differences, and so on… We’ve all heard the normal conversation. While it’s a nice tune, it doesn’t take into consideration the deep undertones of …

Conversations with Black Talent Professionals: Jaron Parham, Junior Account Executive, New York City

Liz Desio Diversity, Organizational Development

In this third interview of my series, I learned all about the inner workings of diversity talent firm RippleMatch from Jaron Parham, an Account Executive whose focus is selling the platform to partners. A lifelong musician drawn to sales because of his outgoing nature, Jaron candidly shared his feelings about his workplace, the industry, and specific ways that companies and …

Your Organization Is On A Political Rollercoaster, Hold on Tight

William J. Wiggins Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Social Responsiblity, Current Affairs, Diversity, Employment Branding and Culture, politics

From the boardroom to the men’s room; from the chat features of Zoom and Skype to text, employees are engaging in a political jousting of sorts. Unbridled pandemics and ongoing global social injustice protests have changed the rules of political correctness in the workplace. As organizations are declaring their position on racial and social injustice, they have invited more sharing …