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Workforce Diversity

Based on input from Commission on Economic Inclusion Best in Class winning organizations and other award winning employers, the components described below appear to be consistently present within organizations whose workforce diversity is: diverse due to intentional actions and policies and practices, associated with  an effective strategy and/or measurable results.  This section contains topics related to recruitment, hiring, engaging, retaining, development employees.  Middle management and supervision are also included in this section.

Value Proposition

How to Take the Bias out of Interviews
Harvard Business Review

Black Employees Are More Likely to Be Promoted When They Were Referred by Another Employee

Harvard Business Review

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Science and Technology:  Action Grid

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy


If there's Only One Woman in Your Candidate Pool, There's Statistically No Chance She'll Be Hired
Harvard Business Review

How to Combat Unconscious Bias

CATALYST

Diversity Matters

Vivian Hunt, Dennis Layton and Sara Prince
 
Diversity in the Workplace: Benefits, Challenges, and the Required Managerial Tools
Kelli A. Green, Mayra López, Allen Wysocki, and Karl Kepner
 
Leveraging Diversity to Improve Business Performance: Research Findings and Recommendations for Organizations
Michele E.A. Jayne and Robert L. Dipboye
 
Diversity: ‘An Economic Imperative'
Wharton Magazine

Strategic Diversity Solutions: The Business Case for Diversity
Strategic Diversity Advisors


Window on the Future of Society, Business, Diversity,and Inclusion
Peter Bye

Diversity as Strategy
David A. Thomas

Organizational Diversity, Profits and Returns in U.S. Firms
Robert A. Weigand

Elements of a Successful Diversity Program
Joe Torres and Amanda Groves

Global Talent Risk Report 2011
World Economic Forum

Diversity in the Workplace: Benefits, Challenges, and the Required Managerial Tools
Kelli A. Green, Mayra López, Allen Wysocki, and Karl Kepner

The State of Diversity in Today's Workforce
Center for American Progress

Getting Started

 
Best Practices for Managing Organizational Diversity
Patricia A. Kreitz
 

Best Practices
St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative
 

A Practical Approach to Diversity Programs
Larry Turner

Cultural Competency and a Third Organizational Culture
Michael Collins


Diversity in the Workplace: Benefits, Challenges and Solutions
Josh Greenberg
 

Elements of a Successful Diversity Program
Joe Torres and Amanda Groves
 
Managing Diversity for Success
ByElizabeth K. McArthur

TEN KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL DIVERSITY RECRUITING
Diversity Workplace Inc.


Diversity Training Evaluation: How Do Your Initiatives Measure Up?
Dr. Edward E.Hubbard

Best in Class - Workforce Diversity

2012 - Case Western Reserve University
2012 - US Bank
2012 - YMCA

2013 - Cuyahoga Community College
2013 - Cleveland Indians
2013 - Ozanne Construction

How to Structure Internal Support for Success


Organizational Reports


2011 Diversity and Inclusion Annual Report
Sodexo
 
Diversity and Inclusion Report (2011)
Thompson Hine
 
Advancing Diversity at Case Western Reserve University:Diversity Strategic Action Plan 2012-2015
Case Western Reserve University
 
Office of Minority and Women Inclusion Annual Report to Congress

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Leveraging the power of our differences
PWC

Renewing the Covenant: Diversity Objectives and Strategies for 2007 to 2012
Ohio State University


Tools & Resources


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