A strong commitment from the corner office, a focus on employee resource groups and a total embrace of analyzing metrics to gauge diversity and inclusion success are the hallmarks of many of the Top 10 most diverse companies in the country.
Employee Resource Groups
In countries where homophobia is still a major issue, pressure can come from a host of places to keep personal lives under wraps.
One case involving a high-profile international job brought pressure from the Vatican.
Two federal lawsuits could lead to far-reaching legal protections for LGBT employees who face discrimination in the workplace.
We talk a lot about the benefits of employee-resource groups for careers, onboarding, socialization and retention. But these groups, known as ERGs, can also benefit an employer’s business and, potentially, society at large.
VIDEO: PwC tax partner Brad Hopton shares how the firm created the Special Needs Caregiver Circle to provide support to its disabled employees and those taking care of family members, which grew from 10 to 200+ members.
MassMutual’s Latino employee resource group —Association of Latinos at MassMutual and Allies—has been recognized on its first attempt as one of 2015’s Top 25 U.S. ERGs and Diversity Councils by the Association of ERGs & Councils, a Prism International, Inc. partner company
The protests against racial injustice are on everyone’s minds. How can your ERGs and D&I staff help bridge polarizing opinions and create open and healthy discussions?
Merck & Co.’s Willie Deese, Executive Vice President and President, Merck Manufacturing Division, told DiversityInc’s audience about leadership’s support for D&I and the Employee Business Resource Groups alignment with corporate business goals.
Nearly 1,700 employees gathered at the company’s Dallas headquarters for two days in September to hear from leaders and participate in workshops.
VIDEO: How Resource Groups Can Strengthen Employee, Patient and Customer Engagement With Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Mayo Clinic, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Hospitals, health insurers and pharmaceutical companies increasingly rely on employee resource groups to find diverse talent and connect with the communities they serve. Best practices were highlighted by leaders at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Mayo Clinic and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan at DiversityInc’s event.
AT&T has had remarkable success in on-boarding new employees with the help of its resource groups. Debbie Storey, Senior Vice President, Talent Development and Chief Diversity Officer, showcased best practices including live events, leadership opportunities and cross-generational learning, at DiversityInc’s October event.
Could there be a correlation between clarity of name and participation? Here are five tips on what—and what not—to call your employee resource group.
Find out how KPMG, BASF, Kellogg Company, Ameren and Hilton Worldwide include employee-resource-group leaders on their executive diversity councils.
Best practices from Dell, WellPoint, Northrop Grumman, TIAA-CREF and Aetna on how to structure formal charters for your employee resource groups.
Six leading companies reveal best practices to get your senior execs invested in resource groups—and how it improves learning and motivation.