Nike Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion Antoine Andrews has left the company. Nike did not give additional details about Andrews' departure, which occurred during a review of the company's corporate culture.
HP's latest diversity recruitment campaign focuses on the Latino community by challenging stereotypes and by showcasing Latino professionals who work in a variety of careers. The spot, "#LatinoJobs," ends with HP's Kim Rivera saying, "Help us reinvent what a Latino job means by being a part of the change."
Workplace diversity networks give employees an opportunity to talk about their concerns, help the company understand people's views and promote a culture of inclusion, writes Charles Goff-Deakins, an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Brookhaven, Ga., is the first city to receive the Corporate Champion Award from the Latin American Association. The city was chosen for being "exceedingly supportive of the Atlanta Latino community" and for promoting "diversity and immigrant inclusion along Buford Highway, metro-Atlanta's famous international corridor," said LAA Board Member-at-Large Willie Rivero.
It's a mistake to assume that one single solution can solve an entire company's diversity and inclusion problems, according to God-is Rivera, director of inclusion and cultural resonance for VML. Other common diversity errors include putting inclusion in a corner of the company instead of placing it at the center of how the business operates, she adds.
The best way for HR to fight workplace sexual harassment is to focus on diversity and inclusion, HR leaders say. "The right question to ask isn't how companies are reacting to #MeToo, but rather how your team is working daily to recruit, retain, grow, support, and empower women in the work environment," says Katie Burke, HubSpot's chief people officer.
Companies that have been unable to make progress in diversity and inclusion should either hire experienced professionals who specialize in the field or provide company-wide training to foster progress, writes Mariela Dabbah. "If you are not ready to do either, I'd give up the pretense that you really care about inclusion in your organization," Dabbah writes.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning can help companies find the right personnel for necessary roles and promote diversity and inclusion at the same time. "Eightfold.ai levels the playing field for diversity hiring by using pattern matching based on human behavior, which is fascinating," said Kelly Kay, global managing partner for Heidrick & Struggles' software and internet practice.
Key areas need leaders, but the trend seems to be to give C-suite titles to all of those leaders, which creates bureaucracy, writes Russell Fleischer, an investment partner and former CEO. "Plus, the trickle-down effect can make an otherwise logical org chart look more like a bank's, where everyone's a vice president and titles mean little," he writes.
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