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Here are three reasons equal pay doesn’t matter

Here are three reasons equal pay doesn’t matter Published September 21, 2022 It’s Black Women’s Equal Pay Day in the United States.  But we can’t talk about equal pay without talking about equal advancement opportunities. If Black women (or any underestimated group) aren’t getting a job in the first place, there’s nothing to be equally compensated for.  …

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(Work) Relationship Status: It’s Complicated

(Work) Relationship Status: It’s Complicated Published September 7, 2022 What does it mean that “quiet quitting” is taking workplaces by storm? As if we needed another signal that employees are sick and tired of working in toxic jobs with no hope for improvement or escape. Barely a year ago we learned that given the opportunity, people will leave! (I …

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Why it might be time to leave your DEI role

Why it might be time to leave your DEI role Published August 3, 2022 “I feel like I failed at my job,” said Sarah. She was stuck in the paradoxical position that a lot of people in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) roles are stuck in: it’s your job to make change, yet your hands are …

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The “talent flight” opportunity companies are missing

The “talent flight” opportunity companies are missing Published July 20, 2022 No one wants to work for crappy companies these days. Actually, no one wants to work for crappy managers! Which explains why quit rates rose 3% in March of this year — highest on record according to SHRM.  It is also one explanation for …

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Two ways you can challenge the stigma of mental health in the workplace

Two ways you can challenge the stigma of mental health in the workplace Published April 20, 2022 “I just stood there naked.” That’s how my colleague Natasha Bowman describes revealing her struggles with mental health. This is how she put it:   Not enough people feel safe discussing their mental health challenges.  Not enough people are able …

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What I DO NOT understand about DEI

What I DO NOT understand about DEI Published April 6, 2022 When comments like this come across my desk, I rarely feel surprise.  I hear some variation of “DEI is only an excuse to give people jobs because of their skin color and not because they earned them” all the time.  But something about this YouTube …

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Our perceptions of women in leadership are skewed

Our perceptions of women in leadership are skewed Published March 9, 2022 Women are leaders. Notice my verb choice: not women can lead, but women are leaders.  It’s not semantics, it’s perception. Break it down:  That subtle verb choice can mean the difference between hiring a woman to an executive role or keeping her stuck in middle management! Women …

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Back to the Office Exposes DEI Ignorance

Back to the Office Exposes DEI Ignorance Published May 26, 2021 We may never go back to “normal,” but things are looking hopeful as the vaccine rolls out.  After over a year of mandatory work from home and hybrid work in many sectors, offices are opening and we’re dusting off our work clothes. What’s next for the …

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Your recruiting process is backwards. Here’s how to fix it.

Your recruiting process is backwards. Here’s how to fix it. Published March 31, 2021 Your outlook on talent acquisition and recruiting is probably wrong. Yes, you read that right!  Most people view the talent acquisition and recruiting process backwards. If we want to build diverse, inclusive, equitable organizations, we need to flip acquisition and recruiting …

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This is the biggest small mistake you can make with diversity and inclusion

This is the biggest small mistake you can make with diversity and inclusion Published February 3, 2021 In the beginning of UNBIAS, I share a quote from Winston Churchill: ‘if you’re going through hell, keep going.’ This quote packs a punch when it comes to creating diverse and inclusive spaces where people belong. Why? Because it’s …

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