Priortizing mental health and wellbeing

How companies can proactively improve their people’s mental health

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and is dedicated to raising awareness about the physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing of our community members. Reducing the stigma surrounding those living with psychological or behavioral health issues is key to cultivating healthy communities and company cultures.

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Mental health awareness

Let’s talk about mental health in the workplace and what HR can do

Even before the pandemic, in 2019, the World Health Organization labeled employee burnout a medical condition. As the number of people struggling with mental health continues to increase, employers and HR need to be proactive in their approach to helping people cope. Here are some best practices HR can consider to move the needle on mental health.

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4 ways to achieve workplace gender equity and equality

4 ways to achieve workplace gender equity and equality

Let's start with the good news. The fight for gender equity and equality is making progress worldwide. According to research we conducted last month on women’s equality, the majority of women across the US, UK, and Australia: -Feel comfortable at work and have never been made to feel less qualified because they're women -Were promoted or received a bump in pay and benefits in 2021 -Receive women-specific benefits from their companies

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How gender equality in the workplace boosts company profits

According to the World Economic Forum, it’ll take 267.6 years to close the gender pay gap. The Global Gender Gap Report also found that the second largest area of gender disparity is in economic participation and opportunity, at 42 percent. This and other recent studies confirm that the pervasiveness of gender inequality not only hinders women’s ability to advance, it’s also costing the entire global economy. According to Australia’s Office for Women, the Australian GDP could increase by a massive 11 percent, should women’s equality be promoted. Gender equality at…

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Interrupting bias at work

How to reduce unconscious bias when reviewing LGBTQ+ colleagues

As we continue to become better colleagues and better allies to each other, we will be hit with some hard truths along the way. Acknowledging that we’re all prone to implicit bias is the first step. Here’s what to do next.

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PRIDE in the workplace 2021

Celebrating Pride: 3 steps for LGBTQ workplace inclusion

To celebrate Pride Month, we're sharing tips on how HR can create the kind of workplace where everyone is free to come as they are.

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inclusive workplaces for non binary employees

3 HR leaders talk pronouns, privilege, and tech’s role in creating more inclusive workplaces

We hosted a panel of HR leaders to discuss creating more inclusive workplaces for non-binary employees. Here’s what they said about how we can “leverage our privilege and power to uplift, and educate, and essentially do better.”

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How to convince stakeholders to support diverse recruitment efforts

The financial benefits of diverse recruitment can be quantified. How about the cost? Let’s start with your budget set aside for recruiting underrepresented minorities. How much of your recruiting budget is dedicated to that mission? If the answer is zero then not only do you have a culture problem, you’re hurting your business’ bottom line.Let’s look at diversity and inclusion-oriented recruiting by the numbers: the value of diversity to employees + benefits of inclusion-oriented recruitment, and how to present the business case for diverse recruiting. Quantifying the importance of diverse…

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10 ways your company can foster non-binary inclusion

Promoting non-binary inclusion and understanding benefits both employees and employers. An inclusive workplace will attract and keep high-quality candidates who might otherwise not be hired or promoted and attract customers who are increasingly choosing to support inclusive businesses. Most importantly, implementing sensitivity practices in the workplace can combat ignorance and aggression, moving not just businesses but society as a whole towards fully accepting non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals.  Here are 10 ways your company can foster non-binary inclusion: [quick_navigation] 1. Protect gender identity and gender expression By including non-binary protections…

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Beyond Pride Month: How HR Can Promote Inclusivity Year-Round

June is Pride Month. Parades are marching with jubilance, art exhibitions are opening their doors, and every public establishment with a street view window is donning a rainbow flag. The importance of LGBTQIA+ representation is finally being addressed socially, but the need for workplace inclusivity remains prevalent in office environments. Increasing workplace LGBTQIA+ visibility and acceptance is vital. Why? Because it has a categorical effect on the way we network, grow, and succeed as a forward-thinking society. As of 2016, 40% of LGBTQIA+ employees said they had been bullied at…

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Retaining new parents – why and how?

Many new businesses start with great intentions, to create an innovative service or product and flexible and inclusive culture that attracts and keeps great talent. But marrying the two can be a challenge when HR budgets are slim and set up costs focus on output and delivery rather than internal policies and procedures. Hoping that your business will naturally grow with your employees and meet their changing needs as they arise is not the best plan for success. Unless you have a good understanding of what it means to become…

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