Picture the most admired companies in the world, and chances are they have an ERG - or ten. Sometimes that goal is social and fun, such as an ERG for vegans in the office. More commonly, though, ERGs create space for employees of underrepresented identity groups, such as LGBTQ+ people, women, or people of colour.Read More
Getting asked to executive sponsor a diversity and inclusion project is an honour, but it isn’t all smiles and speeches.
It’s a signal that your team believes you ‘get it’ and can effect change. Both of those things require action to fully realize the value your team sees in you.Read More
Diversity and inclusion (D&I) stretches across the whole organization, so D&I success metrics should too. Specific D&I success metrics indicating both micro and macro organizational impact is necessary to show the value of your program and measure the outcomes of D&I projects.Read More
Inclusive writing is about focusing on what the reader needs and how the reader interacts with content. As language evolves, content marketers and writers alike must learn new ways to continue producing content that resonates with a wide customer base.Read More
So, you’ve decided to embark on the journey of creating a diverse and inclusive organization - but where do you start? Knowing which strategies to implement can be daunting, as can figuring which organizational actions will be or have been effective. At the same time, how do you create an approach that is specifically and uniquely tailored to your organization?
To help answer some of these questions, we have compiled a list of measurement tools that can help in various areas of your particular diversity and inclusion program.
In keeping with the title of most diverse city in the world, Toronto has many organizations working to fight injustice, discrimination, and build community for under-served groups. Each group on this list has a unique angle or way of working to support its community.
The organizations listed here are by no means exhaustive, nor does this list imply they are the only ones doing the work they do. The vast network of organizations in the city often collaborate, helping in many different ways that contribute to change over time. Crescendo highlighted a few organizations doing interesting, impactful work in the following communities:
1-on-1 meetings may be the most important time spent in a company. Not only are they times to share experiences and deliver critical feedback, they are a key driver in reduced turnover and higher employee engagement. Managers also become better leaders because they learn about different employee work styles and how to motivate different types of people. Combine that with the revenue jump that inclusive organizations enjoy and the case is clear: inclusive 1-on-1’s need to be a business priority.Read More
More studies on diversity and inclusion are published seemingly every week, each discussing its benefits and fallbacks with intensity. To the D&I practitioner, this can seem like a great thing - visibility and data for the cause is suddenly everywhere.
However, this is a double edged sword for people hoping to start inclusion initiatives in their business. While there’s visibility, it’s easy for detractors to say D&I is just a fad.Read More