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Unconscious Bias Gets in the Way of Moving Up the Ladder

Does unconscious bias determine how roles and responsibilities are allocated at your company? Day to day organizational tasks make up the minutiae that keep an organization on its feet and running smoothly. Big ideas and high-level strategies guide companies in the right direction, but it is the tedious, administrative tasks that remain necessary to execute…

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When You Ignore Unconscious Bias, You Ignore D&I

Unconscious bias creates barriers for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Such biases can have a significant impact on recruitment, promotions, and retention. So, when you ignore unconscious bias, you’re also ignoring diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Companies that are working towards building an inclusive company culture across cultural differences could significantly strengthen the effectiveness of…

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Q&A: How Women Lead on Bias and Diversity

This summer, Emtrain joined How Women Lead at their two-night event, Unraveling Unconscious Bias to share insights with Silicon Valley HR professionals (not their target market) on how to implement real change to bias in the workplace. Patti Perez and Steve Cadigan, a member of our advisory board, showcased their work on how they’ve transformed workplace…

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How a Diverse Team Drives Better Decision-Making

Diversity matters when it comes to your company’s bottom line. Companies that prioritize ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity are seeing positive results—that outpace their less diverse peers. According to research by Cloverpop, companies with diverse and inclusive teams “lead to better business decisions up to 87% of the time.” Diversity plays an active role in better…

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Diversity is Tired: Let’s Call It Humanizing Instead

I despise the word diversity. Every time I hear it used, I cringe and pause for impact. It usually follows with some form of “woke” PR jargon about how we’ve gotten better because of [insert-we-care-statement-please-don’t-sue-us-statement-here]. Diversity has become another word that’s become an overused gimmick. Inclusion is next. It’s become more marketing than usability. We’ve…

Drive Diversity by Focusing on These Three Company Culture Elements

If you’re working on diversity initiatives in the workplace you know it’s equally inspiring and frustrating. Research shows that companies with diverse talent pools achieve greater innovations, more productivity and higher profitability. So companies are spending hundreds of millions on diversity programs, yet getting very little return on their investment. Diversity numbers have increased only a percent…