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Diversity & Inclusion news – Technology

How AI Can Remove Bias From The Hiring Process And Promote Diversity And Inclusion?

We’ve been hearing a lot about AI in recent years. What exactly is Artificial intelligence or AI? SAS explains what it is and why it matters here.

Human Resources professionals, recruiters and employers are humans. As humans, we are prone to unconscious bias which impacts our decision-making. How can AI help in reducing the bias in the hiring process, and also promote Diversity & Inclusion?

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Diversity & Inclusion news – Workplace

College of Business to host virtual Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace forum – February 2, 2021

On Tuesday, February 2, Louisiana Tech University’s College of Business will host a virtual forum on Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace. There will be multiple DEI experts from Fortune 500 companies across the U.S. covering:

Unconscious Bias in the Workplace, What it is, and How to Manage it featuring Dr. Todd Jenkins, Diversity, Inclusion, and Innovation Senior Leader for J.B. Hunt

Embedding DEI in the Culture featuring Kaye Cullum, Global Group Lead for Diversity and Inclusion at Thermo Fisher Scientific

Topic Inclusive Leadership featuring Dr. Alveda Williams, Corporate Director of Inclusion at The Dow Chemical Company 

Inclusion and Employee Engagement featuring Stephen Metoyer, ’91, Chief Inclusion Officer for Deloitte Tax LLP

Aligning Business and Inclusion Strategies featuring Candice Jones, Director of Walmart’s Global Office of Culture, Diversity, and Inclusion

Ask the Experts Panel Discussion featuring Steven Johnson (American Airlines, Sr. Global Lead), Alexis Kerr (Cadillac, Head of Multicultural Marketing), Reggie Miller (McDonalds, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer), and Dr. Todd Jenkins (J.B. Hunt, Diversity, Inclusion, and Innovation Senior Leader)

Diversity and Inclusion in the post-COVID workplace

How will the workplace be different when the COVID pandemic passes?

Diversity & Inclusion news – Leadership

In 2020 companies took up the cause of racial equity. Now the challenge is accountability. ‘It really starts from the top.’

Among the 100 largest U.S. companies, 16% of executive-suite positions are held by non-whites and a quarter of executive roles are held by women, according to a 2020 study from Stanford University of Fortune 100 companies.

Leading companies such as Accenture announced plans to increase the percentage of Black workers from 9% to 12%, and Latino employees from 9.5% to 13%, representing an approximately 60% increase in the number of diverse employees in their company.

Companies such as Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) show commitment by having a Diversity & Inclusion Blueprint.

Diversity & Inclusion news – HR

SAP and IBM redraw diversity policies

Tech firms SAP and IBM said on Thursday they had redrawn their human resources policies after last year’s Black Lives Matter protests, improving recruitment and acting to address issues of race more openly in the workplace.

Diversity & Inclusion news – Indigenous

Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program Launches the Inaugural Young Native Actor’s Contest

The Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program -YIPAP is launching the inaugural Young Native Actor’s Contest this year in partnership with its annual Young Native Playwright’s Contest.

Free Monologue Acting Workshop with celebrated actor Delanna Studi – Sunday January 31st by Yale University

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On Sunday, January 31st, Yale University is holding a free Monologue Acting Workshop with celebrated actor Delanna Studi on Sunday January 31st from 5pm to 7pm EST or 2pm to 4pm PST.

During this workshop actors 25 and under will have the opportunity to learn some tips on how to prepare their monologues from an accomplished professional.

Diversity & Inclusion news – Business/BIPOC

Starbucks on Wednesday unveiled plans to increase diversity within its ranks by tying executive pay to inclusion initiatives starting next year. They are aiming for 30% BIPOC employees by 2025.

This article is a continuation of our understanding bias series. You can review our other articles on Unconscious vs subconscious bias, Social Desirability bias, Actor Observer Bias, self-serving bias, response bias and non response bias, Affinity bias, and hiring bias plus many more.

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Jess Man

Jessica is the Editor-in-Chief and Senior Diversity Advisor at Diversity Social. Jessica has over 10 years of working with and advising employers to be more diverse and create an inclusive working environment.
Jessica's experience spans private and non-profit sectors in multiple industries.
Jessica's expertise experience is beyond Diversity & Inclusion, she is also a certified professional IT recruiter in Data & Analytics, Database administration, Artificial Intelligence area.