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Newsletter Week 32

September 18, 2019

How do we make family leave inclusive of all kinds of families and caregiving needs? Also, new research finds that people think diversity is good...but for your team, not mine. Investors do care about gender diversity, and reward a company through a stock bump, says a new study from Stanford. Tips for getting access to academic databases for free. Finally, an executive-ready article about why inclusion is as important as diversity, if not more so.

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Newsletter Week 29

August 28, 2019

Members of under-represented groups can experience a sense of “linked fate”—the belief that what happens to one member of their group affects them personally. This presents both pitfalls and opportunities for recruiters trying to increase their pipeline of candidates from under-represented backgrounds. Also, in the "not really news" category, employees don’t like icebreakers. Some icebreaker questions can also be uncomfortable for people from diverse backgrounds, especially when they are too soon or too personal. My advice? Ditch icebreakers in favor of more meaningful ways to build team connections, like volunteering together. August 26 was Women’s Equality Day, so we revisit some readable yet research-based articles on how to promote gender equality in the workplace.

Newsletter Week 28

August 21, 2019

CEOs affirm their responsibilities to customers, employees, suppliers and communities as well as shareholders. Diversity and inclusion is officially part of the 300-word statement, which would have been unthinkable even ten years ago. Activism made it happen. In research, multinational companies have different strategies for promoting LGBTQ rights. Which one does your company use? Finally, stay up-to-date on the upcoming Jewish holiday season, and check out an awesome resource on supporting diversity of religion while you’re at it.

Newsletter Week 26

August 7, 2019

LGBT employees find work-life balance hard to achieve. An IPO can actually create barriers for women in a high-growth company. And how to make sure that your diversity program doesn't die when your D&I champion leaves.

Newsletter Week 27

August 14, 2019

White male sponsorship is associated with higher pay for black and Hispanic women, underscoring the importance of white male leaders committing to allyship. Larger size people at work are often undervalued and underpaid, even in today’s red-hot talent market. And the importance of getting a person’s name right, even if it’s unfamiliar to you (hint: the key is practice!)

Newsletter Week 26

July 31, 2019

A new study shows that companies are still getting resume screening wrong...even when they are committed to hiring diverse candidates. Also, check out the 2019 Disability Equality Index, and learn why many journalists don't believe they can spot flawed academic research.

Newsletter Week 25

July 17, 2019

LinkedIn’s new report on corporate learning and development has implications for your D&I education program. Plus, some bite-size best practices for diverse recruiting, and guidance on when to use the word "racist."