‘GUILTY!’ Across the US, cheers fill city streets after Derek Chauvin is convicted in the death of George Floyd
USA Today: From Minnesota to New York to Florida, Americans triumphantly flooded streets Tuesday to celebrate and mark the moment when former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted in the death of George Floyd.
Black Lives Matter May Be the Largest Movement in U.S. History celebrating the conviction. What is Black Lives Matter (BLM)?
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Senate passes bill to counter hate crimes against Asian Americans
Los Angeles Times: With a bipartisan vote, the Senate passes a bill that targets hate crimes against Asian Americans. “We will send a powerful message of solidarity to the AAPI community that the Senate will not be a bystander as anti-Asian violence surges in our country,” Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) said before the vote, referring to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
What is Asian Hate?
Why Are Asian Americans Being Attacked and What Can You Do About It? University of California, Berkeley explains.
Diversity & Inclusion News: UK
Music industry reports progress on diversity
The U.K. Spy Agency MI5 is doing this for Diversity Hiring
The New York Times: The agency hopes that its new “open approach” will attract a more diverse applicant pool by preventing people from ruling themselves out “based on perceived barriers such as socioeconomic background, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, disability or which part of the country they happen to have been born in,” Mr. McCallum wrote. The agency hopes its account, @Mi5official, will debunk myths about the art of spying, help explain the world of intelligence to the masses and highlight the agency’s history.
BTW, What diversity companies are hiring now?
Diversity & Inclusion News: Canada
The federal budget took steps toward racial justice — but activists say more must be done
The Canadian federal budget sets aside $11 million over two years to expand the activities of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, a non-profit Crown corporation tasked with combating racial discrimination.
Nowadays, we hear more about Anti-Black, Anti-Asian, and Anti-Indigenous Racism but in fact, they have been going on in our societies throughout history until this day. Be a socially responsible global citizen. Stand up and speak up. Let’s each do our part to make this a better world.
Diversity & Inclusion News: Australia
Duleesha says she was asked to change her name to something ‘more Australian’ at work. She’s not alone
If you are coming from a BIPOC background, have you ever had the thought to change your name on your resume to make it sound more “local”?
2060 working-age Australians were surveyed about diversity and inclusion in the workplace. “There seems to be a disconnect between what most working Australians see in the workplace and what’s experienced by those in minority groups,” said Jay Munro from Indeed. ABC explains.
Diversity & Inclusion News: Useful Tools for Everyone
Legal trends Social Media use in Hiring: Assessing the Risks
SHRM: The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) did a survey with its members on the use of social media for recruitment and selection. 77% of respondent companies use social networking sites to recruit for candidates – which shows a huge jump over the years.
However, keep in mind not every job seeker uses social media to learn about you. This could raise a concern or barrier to those who are economically less advantaged, which may correlate with certain racial and ethnic groups. Always diversify your recruiting approaches to reach potential talents.
Stop Asian Hate Toolkit
The City of New York has shared resources on how to Stop Asian Hate. Here is the Toolkit for Addressing Anti-Asian Bias, Discrimination, and Hate. You will find Fact Sheets, Community Resource Groups, Educational Resources, videos, posters in different languages.
What does it mean to be an ally?
Harvard Business Review shares how we can Be a Better Ally. Educate yourself, own your privilege, accept feedback, become a confidant, bring diversity to the table, when you see something, do something, sponsor marginalized coworkers, insist on diverse candidates when you hire, build a community of allies.
Certify & Celebrate Your Diversity Values and Efforts with DEI Certification™
Getting Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Workplace Certified™ (DEI-WC™) is the first step to understand how your organization is compared to other great diverse & inclusive employers; and getting recognized as a great workplace for everyone regardless of how unique everyone is.
Getting certified helps you to:
- Show your D&I commitment to staff and customers
- Attract and retain diverse talents
- Improve organizational DEI branding
- Improve D&I Innovation, Problem Solving, Relationship Building
- Set you apart from your competitors