Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs don’t perform as promised at many organizations. Tech companies, in particular, have notoriously failed to improve the diversity of their workforces. To explain why DEIs often fail to deliver, HR thought leader Josh Bersin, in partnership with people analytics firm Perceptyx, studied practices at more than 800 organizations. Bersin’s white paper offers powerful insights into approaches that will yield strong, sustainable DEI programs.
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Josh Bersin is a thought leader focusing on the global talent market and founder of the Josh Bersin Academy.
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1 year agoThis article summary brings up some good points about how to effectively implement a DEI program within a company. It stresses the critical role played by senior leadership, stressing that systemic change cannot be achieved by implementing meaningless initiatives which only address the issue in a superficial way. DEI involves more than just making a company's diversity #'s look good. And it's an effort that shouldn't just be delegated to HR but should be company-wide. The author stresses the importance of listening to the voices of minority employees and then implementing change based on those discussions. The points made in this article could serve as a springboard for a good discussion on the ways to address DEI within a company.
1 year agoThis article emphasizes the critical part listening plays in moving DEI from an initiative to an element of an organization's DNA. It also reaffirms the need to "move" DEI out of HR into the entire organization especially leadership.
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