DEI&B

What is DEI&B in the workplace?

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B) in the workplace are intertwined values that involve hiring individuals of different backgrounds and perspectives and wholeheartedly encouraging their participation.

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What is Gen Z?

What is Gen Z?

Gen Z is short for “Generation Z,” the generation born between 1995 and 2012. Currently constituting 27 percent of the United States population, Gen Z is the largest generation in US history. They are also the most racially and ethnically diverse of all of the generation groups.

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What is an affirmative action plan?

An affirmative action plan (AAP) is a written document designed to promote equal employment and career opportunities for minorities. The term “affirmative action” was first coined by President John F. Kennedy in a 1961 executive order. He requested that employers “take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin.” Today, affirmative action has transformed, encompassing affirmative action programs that target underrepresented groups in the workplace. AAPs use company data from previous years to…

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What is nondiscrimination testing?

Nondiscrimination testing is an annual IRS-mandated evaluation of employee retirement, health, and welfare plans that ensures equal benefits for all employees, notwithstanding their position in the company. Nondiscrimination testing is part of the federal law ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974), which requires a minimum investment in retirement and health care plans. While organizations can offer specific benefits to employees of different tiers, benefits covered by nondiscrimination testing must be offered equally to all personnel.   The IRS relies on non-discrimination testing to:  Check that all employees, not just…

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What is a DE&I dashboard?

A DE&I dashboard is an interface that provides a visual representation of company diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and outcomes. The dashboard reflects the DE&I status by representing the data through graphs, charts, and other visuals that can be read at a glance. A DE&I dashboard reflects the status of the workforce in areas such as: GenderReligious beliefsNeurodiversityAgeNational originSoft skills Why should HR leaders care about a DE&I dashboard? Rather than sifting through spreadsheets, metrics, and surveys, HR leaders can use a dashboard to provide a simple visual representation. Clear…

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What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is a civil rights law that protects disabled individuals from discrimination throughout different areas of everyday life. The ADA protects those who have “a mental or physical disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities,” as well as those who "are perceived by others as having such an impairment." In addition to keeping discrimination at bay in employment, the ADA aims to ensure that disabled individuals have equal access to: Government servicesBuying merchandiseCommercial facilities Public transportation Why should HR leaders care…

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What is disability leave?

What is disability leave?

Disability leave is planned or unplanned time off from work for employees to cope with an illness, injury, or impairment that inhibits at least one of their essential life activities. The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) mandates that employers accommodate employees eligible for disability by affording them the necessary benefits and work adjustments. The FMLA also enables eligible employees to take medical leave for a disability. Depending on the case, employees could benefit from both the ADA and the FMLA. Personnel can receive disability insurance, or if injured at work,…

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What is a company code of conduct?

A company code of conduct is a formal document that explains acceptable workplace behavior and practices to ensure employee alignment with company values and culture.

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