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Hiring a Diverse Team Is One Thing. Retaining It Is Another
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Hiring a Diverse Team Is One Thing. Retaining It Is Another

To appreciate the strength of a company’s diversity initiatives, it helps to look at employee retention, which is often a reflection of culture. Many companies face the “leaky-bucket problem.” They can recruit and hire diverse talent, but their attrition rate betrays an internal culture that doesn’t entice employees to stay. In one door, out the […]

BY Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza | June 2, 2021

The Wayfair Way: On a Path to Becoming a Real Meritocracy
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The Wayfair Way: On a Path to Becoming a Real Meritocracy

For the decades since work on diversity and inclusion has been happening, many people have talked about it as a nice-to-have feature of the workplace. As in, “Can we get this into training?” Or, “Can we get our managers to consider this?” Those are some of the mild requests that KeyAnna Schmiedl, global head of […]

BY Angelica Frey | June 2, 2021

Cultural Diversity: Encouraging It in the Workplace
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Cultural Diversity: Encouraging It in the Workplace

Growing up in a Catholic household, Rocio Lopez was always told by her mom “when you leave the house, you’re acting like a queen, and when you’re at home, you can act crazy.” Now a tech-strategy leader at Accenture, Lopez believes that, sure, acting in a professional way still means retaining some of that regal […]

BY Angelica Frey | May 31, 2021

How Yelp Is Changing Culture, Inside and Out
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How Yelp Is Changing Culture, Inside and Out

For the last year, many companies have examined their internal company culture: diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, employees’ sense of belonging, and mental health. But not as many have examined the unique opportunities they have to foster the same kind of healthy and inclusive cultures outside their doors. In a one-on-one conversation as part of […]

BY Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza | May 27, 2021

How a New Chief Diversity Officer Makes Things Happen
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How a New Chief Diversity Officer Makes Things Happen

When Aisha Thomas-Petit was asked to consider the role of chief diversity, inclusion and corporate social responsibility officer for ADP, a company where she began in HR, she was unsure at first. “My first response was no, because I did not want to be pigeonholed as a Black woman,” she recalled. “It took a lot […]

BY Emily Nonko | May 20, 2021

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