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 …

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 …

Conversations with Black Talent Professionals: Ifeyinwa Walker, CEO of Offor, New Orleans

Liz Desio Diversity, Organizational Development, Talent Strategy

Meet Ifeyinwa (Ify) Walker, CEO of national talent brokering firm Offor, and diversity trailblazer in executive recruitment. I began following Ify on LinkedIn a few years ago, where she shares impassioned posts about racial justice in relation to hiring. What struck me the most about Ify was first, her skills as a writer, which drew me to notice her unique …

Why Now Is The Best Time for a Rebrand

Adam Rosenfield Diversity, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, HR & Marketing, Organizational Development

Around mid-May, about six weeks into the pandemic, sports teams found themselves bored. My Dallas sports teams in particular.  For a few years now, people have been clamoring for the Dallas Mavericks to change their branding. The futuristic design was cool and hip back in 2001, but for many fans, the retirement of franchise icon Dirk Nowitizki signaled a need …

Conversations with Black Talent Professionals: Drake, Executive Search Research Assistant, New York City

Liz Desio Diversity, George Floyd, Graduation, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Talent Strategy

How a top Executive Search & Management Consulting Firm failed an exceptional Black graduate– in both the recruitment process and in his first year on the job. “I don’t think there’s an initiative that could help…I don’t go to sleep at night feeling optimistic about how the situation could improve. Because I sit and I watch companies give their employees …

How Managers Screw Up Inclusion Efforts In a Pandemic

Adam Rosenfield Change Management, Communication, COVID-19, Diversity, Leadership, Managing People

In some ways, COVID-19 has changed how we work, both individually and for organizations as a whole. The idea of remote working is different; it’s now not just a “benefit”. Many companies have finally discovered collaboration tools (Google Suite, Slack, Miro, etc) as a quicker way to get the message out and work on projects together. Heck, some companies are …

Want To Be An Office Ally? Load the Damn Dishwasher

Katie Augsburger Diversity, Employee Relations

I was recently reflecting on Ruchika Tulshyan’s fantastic Harvard Business Review’s piece “Women of Color Get Asked to Do More ‘Office Housework.’ Here’s How They Can Say No.” Her article highlights a problem many women of color experience daily in their workspace: the expectation that they, not their male or white female coworkers, will do the day-to-day office admin tasks …

HR’s Greatest Opportunity to Support Gender Diversity

Kathy Rapp Audacious Ideas, Career Advice, Career Paths, Change, Change Management, Corporate America, Current Affairs, Diversity, Employee Development, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, Retention, Succession Planning, Talent Management, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession, Women, Women in the Workplace

As a mom of a young daughter, I’m paying more attention to the gender diversity push than ever before. I personally never felt passed over for roles or promotions due to my gender – nor afforded them because of my gender either. That said, until the last half of my career, I worked in corporate HR where a lot of …

Confessions of a Class Migrant

Katie Augsburger Audacious Ideas, Change, Coaching, Diversity, You Want Me To Pay For What!?

Learning How To Navigate White-Collar Workplaces, When You Suddenly Can Afford A Compass Reading the Harvard Business Review’s article on Why Companies Should Add Class To Their Diversity Discussion gave me new words to something I have been feeling for years. Classism is the elephant in the room that we refuse to address when we talk about equity and inclusion. The …