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Breaking the Distance Barrier; Celebrating Ramadan
Best Practices for Fostering Inclusion and Equity in the Workplace
Despite evidence showing that remote and hybrid work can increase productivity, break barriers, and improve financial performance, certain tech companies are implementing a return-to-office mandate. How does proximity bias come into play? Hybrid work, which combines remote and in-office work, has become increasingly popular due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it could lead to proximity bias, where employees who are physically present in the office are favored over remote workers. This can create an unfair advantage for in-office workers and lead to feelings of exclusion and disengagement among remote workers. To mitigate proximity bias and create an inclusive workplace, leaders should provide equal opportunities for all workers to contribute and collaborate, encourage cross-functional teams, and recognize and address biases when they arise. Additionally, establishing clear communication and expectations can help foster a more equitable work environment. Discover 10 Remote Team Hiring Mistakes You Need To Avoid.
Creating a Culture of Belonging: Best Practices for Fostering Inclusion and Equity in the Workplace
Creating a culture of belonging is essential for building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. It requires ongoing effort and commitment from leaders and staff at all levels of the organization. By fostering a sense of belonging, employees are more engaged, motivated, and invested in the success of the organization. Leaders and staff must build trust and psychological safety, create opportunities for connection and collaboration, recognize and value diverse perspectives, and address issues of bias and discrimination. This can be achieved through initiatives such as mentorship and sponsorship programs, employee resource groups, diversity and inclusion training, and inclusive communication strategies. ABC News shares how all workplaces can be more inclusive of the LGBTQIA+ community.
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Happy Ramadan. Ramadan Mubarak.
Ramadan is considered the holiest month in Islam. This year, Ramadan begins on Wednesday, March 22 in the US. It is a time of fasting, prayer, and acts of kindness for Muslims around the world.
Fasting during Ramadan is a way for Muslims to focus on their faith and to remember the importance of helping others who may not have enough to eat. It is also a time to reflect on one’s own behavior and strive to be a better person. Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, and during this time they do not eat or drink anything. Discover 7 Simple AND Effective Strategies To Promote Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion. National Geographic explains Why Ramadan is the most sacred month in Islamic culture
How to make your DEI wins known to your Staff, Clients, customers and Business Partners
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are important in today’s Workplace, Business and Society. DEI can help organizations tap into a broader pool of talent and perspectives, which can lead to increased innovation, creativity, and problem-solving. By creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace, businesses can attract and retain a broader range of employees, which can enhance their competitiveness. As markets and customers become more diverse, businesses that prioritize DEI can better understand and serve the needs of their customers. This can help increase customer loyalty and drive revenue growth. A workplace that prioritizes DEI can help create a more positive and supportive work environment. This can improve employee engagement, productivity, and retention rates. Employees who feel valued and respected are more likely to be motivated to perform their best work. Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion is essential not only for ethical and social reasons but also for achieving business success and meeting legal requirements. DEI pulls together more colourful experiences, invites opportunties, improves staff satisfaction, customer engagement and organizational reputation. If Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are important to your organization, make your efforts and commitments known publicly by getting the Diversity Equity Inclusion Workplace™ Certification! Amplify the value and impact.
Diversity Equity Inclusion Workplace Certification is an innovative way of valuing your commitment and interest and how excellent you are performing in diversity, inclusion, equity and community relations.