10 Resources For HR Departments To Foster A More Diverse Workplace
Fostering a just and equal work environment means more than a diversity seminar once a quarter. It takes work to cultivate a truly inclusive environment for all employees. Here are ten resources to help you get started.
College & University Professional Association For Human Resources (CUPA-HR) Knowledge Center
Although CUPA-HR specializes in the higher ed sector, their knowledge center includes case studies, webinars, and eCourses that any HR professional can benefit from. They even have a diversity, equity and inclusion maturity index to gauge your company’s progress.
Racial Equity Tools provides resources research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to elevate their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level—systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.
GitHub hosts a continually growing document of resources to promote diversity in hiring, including job boards focusing on different races, genders, and sexual orientations. This is a fantastic resource for HR teams looking to diversify their workplace.
Forbes Diversity & Inclusion Reading List
Essential reading for anyone tasked with cultivating a more diverse workforce. Compiled by Janice Gassam, author of the forthcoming “Dirty Diversity: A Practical Guide to Foster an Equitable and Inclusive Workplace for All.”
A massive repository of guides and articles for understanding and using conscious language in corporate communications (and in everyday life).
Project Implicit is a non-profit dedicated to the research and education of implicit social cognition: thoughts, feelings, and biases outside of conscious awareness and control. Project Implicit provides consulting services, lectures, and workshops on implicit bias, diversity and inclusion to help organizations translate research into actionable practices for organizations.
EEOC Discrimination By Type Hub
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides a launchpad for learning about the different types of workplace discrimination, links to relevant laws, regulations and policy guidance, as well as fact sheets, Q&As, best practices, and other information.
American Psychological Association Employer Resources
The APA understands that diversity and inclusion play a key role in a psychologically healthy workplace. The pages on psychology topics offer guidance in navigating issues affecting our personal and professional lives.
SHRM Tools and Resources for Diversity and Inclusion
The Society for Human Resource Management provides many resources to help create a better workplace, including current, topical articles on bias, diversity and inclusion, gender identity, cultural awareness, and more.
Toolkit For Establishing & Maintaining Employee Resource Groups
An excellent starting point for HR teams interested in forming healthy employee resource groups for their staff.
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