Workplace Diversity

Today’s employers and their HR leaders know that they must embrace diversity to effectively engage both employees and key markets. Managing diversity in the workplace requires understanding diversity, developing a sound workplace diversity policy and being proactive in building a diverse workforce that reflects corporate values and embraces the inclusion of a diverse workplace environment.

Here XpertHR offers insights, examples and actionable strategies to help HR professionals understand the implications of diversity from a management perspective. You’ll find specific tips and guidelines on managing diversity in the workplace, insights into what to include in workplace diversity policy documents and expert advice on managing diversity in the workplace.

If you’re interested in better understanding diversity and its implications for your organization, you’ve come to the right place.

Featured ‘Workplace Diversity’ Posts

Employer Size Plays Dramatic Role in Workplace Diversity, Survey Indicates 

“Strength lies in differences, not in similarities” – Stephen R. Covey

XpertHR’s fall 2015 Workplace Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Trends survey provides numerous insights into the state of workplace diversity and inclusion, not the least regarding the dramatic variations in diversity…

HR Intel: Hollywood Leads the Workplace Diversity Charge 

A round up of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve

Now that the #Oscarsowhite controversy is in the rearview mirror, elite Hollywood actors and talent agencies are leading the charge for more diversity…

How To Avoid Diversity Fatigue with These Diversity Success Insider Tips 

Numerous headlines and reports lately have touted the business advantages of diverse C-suites and a diverse workforce. Here’s a sampling of just a few:

Human Resource Executive recently reported that while traditional research often measures diversity in demographic terms, one……

“I Have a Dream” of Workplace Diversity – 6 Laws Promoting Diversity in the Workplace 

Over 50 years ago, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and proclaimed the historic “I Have a Dream” speech. Since that time, much progress has been made and the US workplace has become increasingly diverse and more inclusive as women and minority workers have entered the workforce in record numbers. There are many different types of laws that promote and bolster diversity and tolerance in the workplace. An employer must make sure that it is aware of these laws and make sure that its policies and practices comply…

Increase and Manage Workplace Diversity In Five Easy Steps 

The US workplace has undergone a seismic shift in the last few decades and continues to become increasingly diverse. According to the US Census, by 2050 there will be no racial or ethnic majority in the United States. And since the passage of Title VII in the 1960s, women have entered the workforce in record numbers and now make up approximately 50 percent of all workers…

Five Need To Know Trends About Employee Handbooks 

When it comes to employee handbooks, employers should commit to managing them as ever-evolving documents which should be kept current and updates and amended based on changes and trends in the law, culture and society. Here are five need to know trends employers should keep in mind…

The_image_is_a_stop_sign_with_the_words_stop_bullying_2014-02-18_21-03-300x300Continuing the Chatter: US Workplace Bullying and Retaliation 

On February 19, my colleague Beth Zoller and I had the amazing opportunity to chat with @WeKnowNext during #nextchat. As always, HR wisdom spread over the Twitterverse at breakneck speed. Indulge me as I continue to expound upon certain themes (leadership, supervisor training, the Miami Dolphins bullying brouhaha)…

120px-Supreme_Court_of_the_United_StatesUS Supreme Court Term Features Key Cases for HR Pros 

Despite the federal government’s shutdown, the US Supreme Court has started its new term and there’s a lot to look at from an employment law standpoint. So without further ado, we preview the top cases on the Supreme Court’s schedule with possible HR ramifications…

Key Cases to Watch at the Supreme Court in 2013 

With the Supreme Court kicking off its 2013 argument schedule this week, the year promises to provide a few blockbusters that could come close to approaching the level of interest given to last year’s health care ruling. Highlighting the list is the Court’s first-ever foray into gay marriage as well as another that could go a long way toward…

Supreme Affirmative Action Battle-View from Washington 

A clearly divided Supreme Court took a skeptical view yesterday of University of Texas’ use of race as a factor in admissions. While the case arises in the educational realm, the implications for employers that make use of affirmative action efforts cannot be missed. Abigail Fisher sued the university after it rejected her application for admission. Fisher claims…