Simply hiring BIPOC talents is not a Diversity Strategy

BIPOC Hiring strategy and Culture Celebration

Diversity & Cultural Celebration Dates this week

Highlights from our Important Diversity & Cultural Calendar and Events

February 11:

  • Asian-American Women’s Equal Pay Day
  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 12:

  • Lunar New Year (Chinese New Year)
  • Losar

February 14:

  • Have a Heart Day
  • Pink Triangle Day
  • St. Valentine’s Day
  • Birthday of Frederick Douglass

Learn more about the backgrounds of these dates in Diversity Social’s Diversity & Cultural Calendar and Events!

Diversity & Inclusion Strategy: BIPOC – Simply Hiring Diverse Talents Doesn’t Mean You’re Creating an Inclusive Culture

Are Your Diversity Efforts Othering Underrepresented Groups?

In pursuit of living up to anti-racist pledges, many companies have prioritized hiring “diverse” talent to increase the representation of Black employees. But this “quick fix” for racial equity doesn’t actually create an environment that’s actually inclusive of people of color. Language is one part of the problem. The term “diverse” erases individuals’ racial, gender, and disability characteristics, and it can result in “othering” the very people you want to include. Fostering an inclusive culture requires not only getting the language right, but also seeking education about racial inequity, measuring more categories of race, and valuing inclusion in hiring, feedback, performance reviews, and promotions.

Check out these Best Diversity & Inclusion Quotes!

Diversity & Inclusion news: Free Training by Indeed – Feb 17th

Job Cast: Beat the Bias – Racial Discrimination in the Hiring Process

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Time: 12:30–1:30 pm PT | 2:30–3:30 pm CT | 3:30–4:30 pm ET

While employers are responsible for following applicable anti-discrimination laws and critiquing their hiring processes to remove bias, there are steps you can take as a job applicant as well.

In this virtual workshop, we will uncover the types of bias you may encounter, and discuss tips to help reduce potential racial bias during your job search.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Understand bias and how it may impact the hiring process
  2. Find ways to identify diverse and inclusive workplaces
  3. Learn how to respond when you encounter bias during your job search

Diversity & Inclusion news: Create a competitive advantage for your company

Fostering belonging through workforce diversity and inclusion

What is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion? Why is it important in the workplace? What are the benefits of diversity and inclusion in the workplace? How to take action to accomplish your D&I goals?

Diversity & Inclusion news: Education

Business Schools With High Rates of Racial Minorities

Some racial and ethnic backgrounds are less common among U.S. MBA students than within the U.S. general population. African Americans, biracial individuals, Hispanics, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders are underrepresented at many U.S. business schools. However, this is not true at all B-schools. There are some MBA programs where a majority of the enrolled students qualify as underrepresented minorities.

Diversity & Inclusion news: LGBTQ2+

The OUTstanding Top 50 LGBT+ Ally Executives in 2020

The 2020 OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model Lists, supported by Yahoo Finance, highlight role models for others to follow when it comes to being out and proud at work, driving positive change in the office, or supporting your LGBT+ colleagues.

Diversity & Inclusion news: Government

The UK Government Analysis Function D&I Strategy launched in February 2021

People are central to the success of the Government Analysis Function. Diversity is a strength and it’s vital that all analysts feel able to bring their authentic self to work, safe in the knowledge that diverse perspectives and experiences are both valued and respected.

Take a look at how the UK government is taking actions.

Here’s how you can Create Authentic Workplace Diversity.

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About the author

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.