As the workplace becomes increasingly diverse, managing difference in the workplace is a priority. Further, recent events have sparked widespread recognition of the need for change. This has served as a catalyst for organizations to take collective action around internal efforts to increase diversity and inclusion. To adapt and meet the needs of a global workforce, organizations are focusing effort and resources toward diversity initiatives.
Embarking on an organizational wide effort to increase DEI, which means diversity, equity and inclusion, requires a dynamic approach. DEI in all its forms as an HR function, organizational values and culture, strategic direction, supply chain management, etc. differs from other organizational initiatives.
Managing people is no easy task. It requires a good attitude, people skills and the ability to build trust throughout an organization. Managers are tasked with the dichotomous responsibility of managing and leading. They must both negotiate the organization’s bottom line while fostering a healthy sustainable workforce. The key to this is front line management with high levels of self-awareness. Awareness creates room for developing the ability to understand and model the values of an organization. If your managers are unaware of their impact, they may be doing more harm than good.
Finding the best new hire for your organization is no simple task. After countless resumes, phone screens and interviews it became quickly apparent that a successful candidate search requires limiting internal interference in the external hiring process. If you’re about to start the search for your next rising star, consider the following before you launch the next recruiting cycle.