Editor’s note: Analyst Josh Bersin this week published a research report on the current state of diversity and inclusion. The data shows there is a long way to go to build diverse and inclusive organisations. It also shows the approaches organisations are using that are having a positive impact.
Editor’s note: This research of organisational approaches to diversity and inclusion explores whether employers’ current focus on D&I is a momentary thing or something bigger – a movement for change.
Editor’s note: In this long read, Donald Clark looks at the history of diversity training, why it doesn’t work and what can be done about it.
Editor’s note: Research from Robert Half shows that improving workplace culture is a top priority this year. Within this, the research shows that employers are looking to improve diversity inclusion. Interestingly, the research shows that mentoring and training programmes are the number one tactic for improving workplace culture.
Editor’s note: This case study explores how Nestle’s marketing team has been tackling diversity. There are some interesting points here including advocating for diversity both internally and externally through supporting equality legislation.
Editor’s note: The author of this article argues that to create inclusive workplaces employers need to shift the focus of their diversity and and inclusion efforts.
Editor’s note: Here are eight research-backed approaches to improving diversity and inclusion in your organisation.
Editor’s note: This report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development provides evidence-backed approaches for managing diversity in the workplace. There are lots of practical tips here.
Editor’s note: Here’s an interesting viewpoint on why the US intelligence agency miscalculated the threat of al-Qaeda. The reason? Lack of diversity in the CIA.
Editor’s note: Research suggests that diversity training can have unintended consequences . . .
Editor’s note: On 29 May, Starbucks in the US will close more than 8,000 stores to conduct anti- bias training. Will the training succeed?
Editor’s note: Chairman of the Learning and Skills Group Donald Taylor has analysed the job role, age and gender of the more than 2,000 members of the group. His findings show that women are less likely to be in roles with more authority than their male counterparts. That’s not true across the board but the picture is bleak. Important and sobering findings.