Tag: Diversity Training

National Hispanic Heritage Month Timeline and Facts & Figures

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 byrecognizing the history, culture and contributions of Latino Americans. HispanicHeritage Week was commemorated in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson andexpanded to a month in 1988. This isthe perfect time to increase your entire company’sawareness of the very…

Diversity 101: Definition of Diversity-Management Best Practices

What Is Diversity Management Diversity management is the strategy of using best practices with proven results to find and create a diverse and inclusive workplace. Successful strategies link diversity progress directly to business results. Best practices include effective use ofexecutive diversity councils,mentoring and sponsorship programsandemployee resource groupsto achieve desired results…

Ask the White Guy: Is Diversity Training Effective? What Would Make It Effective?

Question: Do you think diversity training is effective? What would make it effective? Answer: Most of the “diversity training” I’ve seen is not very sophisticated. Some companies think “compliance” training is diversity training, but that’s incorrect. In my opinion, to build a good diversity-training program, you have to first have…

What Not to Say to Your CEO About Diversity

More than 50 percent of the Benchmarking debriefs we do each year are with CEOs and executive teams of the 80 companies that are our clients. We also have published 12 one-on-one interviews with CEOs in DiversityInc this year and have had 15 CEOs speak at our events. Having observed…

Why Paychecks Aren't Enough

Don’t be fooled by all their late nights and hard work: Your employees WILL leave you. And if they come from underrepresented groups, they’ll probably leave faster. With today’s average tenure of employees down to two years or less, employers need to take it up a notch if they want…