Not long ago, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) training was top down.  Mostly, the HR Department thought it important to make sure that all employees received standard diversity training each year.  Often, the motivation for offering this training was to cover the organization on a legal level.

In the past year, interest in DE&I training is being driven more by employees than by HR.   Individuals are interested in having the tools to build and interact in inclusive, diverse, and respectful workplaces.  In fact, research shows that inclusive working environments are an expectation of the younger workforce and a necessity to recruit and retain new employees.

If your organization’s DE&I strategy ends once you leave the HR department, you are missing an opportunity increase communication, add creative problem-solving, and engage your workforce.

 

Courses options to build workplace foundations in DE&I with all your employees include:

 

Understanding Unconscious Bias

Building Cultural Awareness

Big Change with Small Acts of Inclusion

Employee Engagement Defined

Employee Engagement Defined

This month, we continue our exploration of employee engagement – especially in the shadow of The Great Resignation- by defining what employee engagement is and what it is not.

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Join the Community of Practice for MN Government Business Architecture.

Join the Community of Practice for MN Government Business Architecture.

Join the Community of Practice for MN Government Business Architecture. This free community of practice meets once a month.  The community consists of those who are in the role of business architect or are using business architect techniques in their work AND work for a Minnesota city, county, or state agency. The community provides an [...]

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Employee Engagement = Employee Retention:   Fact or Fiction?

Employee Engagement = Employee Retention: Fact or Fiction?

Employers are dealing with exiting employees and being told employee engagement leads to retention, but is this a lot of mumbo jumbo?

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Make Your Move

Make Your Move

by Beth Schaefer IPD Director   “Should I Stay or Should I Go Now? If I go, there will be trouble…. And If I stay it will be double…” by, ironically enough, The Clash If you have been reading The Great Resignation/Transformation series, you have already done the following to assess your current career situation: [...]

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