Stacey Gordon

Uncomfortable conversations aren’t all about talking

Experiential data can be a tool for inclusion Published September 20, 2023 We’ve been talking a lot this month about inclusive hiring. I started by calling out some unhealthy mindsets, and then wrote about how to identify bias within your current hiring system. But once you’ve begun to identify those kinds of mindsets and biases, then what?  […]

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Experiential data can be a tool for inclusion

Experiential data can be a tool for inclusion Published September 20, 2023 We’ve been talking a lot this month about inclusive hiring. I started by calling out some unhealthy mindsets, and then wrote about how to identify bias within your current hiring system. But once you’ve begun to identify those kinds of mindsets and biases, then what? 

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Your diversity hiring strategy can’t be solved by ‘lowering the bar’

Your diversity hiring strategy can’t be solved by ‘lowering the bar’ Published September 6, 2023 Let’s talk about inclusive hiring. When it comes to recruiting and retaining underrepresented minorities or professionals with marginalized identities (you might use the phrase ‘diverse talent,’ but we wish you wouldn’t), I often hear hiring managers talk about a need

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What is Labor Day really about? And what does it mean for workers’ rights?

What is Labor Day really about? And what does it mean for workers’ rights? Published August 30, 2023 Do you know why we celebrate Labor Day? The holiday falls on the first Monday of September every year and while Labor Day certainly holds lots of significance in American culture (think of the infamous ‘no white

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Do you value psychological safety as much as physical safety?

Do you value psychological safety as much as physical safety? Published August 16, 2023 When you hear the phrase ‘workplace safety,’ what comes to mind? For most of us, we tend to think about physical safety. Things like workplace injuries, accommodations, and workers’ compensation come to mind. Nowadays, workplaces are required to have protections in place to

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Why ‘the hair conversation’ is still important

Why ‘the hair conversation’ is still important Published August 9, 2023 Let’s talk about hair discrimination in the workplace. I know what you’re thinking. “Stacey, it’s 2023. Are we STILL talking about hair discrimination? Aren’t we past that yet?” I wish I could say we were. I wish I could say that race-based hair discrimination was a thing of

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People-first vs. Identity-first: what’s the key to inclusive language?

People-first vs. Identity-first: what’s the key to inclusive language? Published July 26, 2023 What’s the difference between people-first and identity-first language?  If you’re like me, you’ve probably seen a lot of debate in recent years about these terms, their importance, and when they should each be used. July is Disability Pride Month, and as the month comes to a

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