What we can learn about Diversity and Inclusion form the Paralympics
Posted on March 8, 2022
    Last night I watched for the first time a full Paralympic event - the women's standing 15-kilometre cross-country ski race. I have to tell you that I was absolutely blown away. Now, watching Olympic events has always been exciting and engaging; and up until yesterday, I thought it was the epitome of transcendence: watching an athlete give their all in a sport to which they've dedicated their entire lives to - while competing against the very best that the world has to offer. The pinnacle of sports. As magnificent as t
How a Diverse Workplace Can Drive Innovation
Posted on March 10, 2020
New research published in the Harvard Business Review details how diversity can help organizations innovate more effectively and increase market growth. These findings should ensure that the executive suites embody and embrace the benefits of diversity. The research, which included a nationally representative survey of 1,800 professionals, 40 case studies along with numerous focus groups and interviews, scrutinized 2 types of diversity: inherent and acquired. Inherent diversity involves traits that an individual is born with, such as gender,
The keys to ensuring that employees feel like they belong
Posted on March 4, 2020
A feeling of belonging is not only important in our personal lives, but also extends to our work life. Research released by BetterUp shows that workplace belonging is essential for employee well-being. BetterUp found: Employees with a high sense of belonging take 75% fewer sick days than employees who feel excluded. These sick days equate to almost $2.5 million worth of lost productivity each year, per 10,000 workers. Excluded employees have a 50% higher rate of turnover than employees who feel they belong, costing organizations about $

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