It is tragic that it took the death of George Floyd for our nation at large to become more aware of the social injustice and systemic racism that has been present for centuries. The Black Lives Matter movement not only created a societal uproar in 2020, it also initiated worldwide dialogue on the significance of having a more diverse, inclusive, and safe workplaces.
(This article was originally published in the February 2021 issue of The Voice of Technology Magazine.) Today, we know that diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace practices yield a plethora of benefits. Businesses that cultivate cultures where all employees have a sense of belonging are proven to have higher engagement, productivity, innovation and are ultimately more financially successful.
Recruiting and finding the right candidate can be an intense process for any size organization in every industry. Particularly now, that we are all busy reinventing how to deliver results and meet goals while been equally busy adapting to our current and evolving work environment.
One of the keys to a successful recruitment strategy is to ensure you attract diverse talent. Diversity recruiting is the practice of hiring candidates using a process that is free from biases for or against any individual or group of candidates. Diversity can come in many forms including but not limited to: ableism, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socio-economic status, race and ethnicity.
On Friday, September 25th, 2020, Helios HR hosted its first Virtual Human Capital Impact Forum with about 200 participants in attendance. Moderated by Helios’ CEO, Kathy Albarado, our panel of high-profile thought leaders in the People & Culture arena discussed how to “Break Out and THRIVE as Employer of Choice in 2021”. For those of you who couldn't join us, we've included the webinar recording or you can read the full recap below!
Covid-19 has made us all appreciate the things we used to take for granted, like having all your people in one office. When everyone was together, you could swing by someone’s desk to check in or gather the whole team for a meeting. That’s no longer possible in an age of remote working.