The Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once wrote, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
Some conversations in life are so difficult or awkward that we dance around them. When it comes to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, people often do the dance and then rationalize that the gist of the conversation was accomplished. These kinds of conversations never lead to healthier relationships or effective changes in your workplace culture. In most cases, the hardest part of these conversations is simply getting them started.
As we close out Women’s History Month, we are excited to launch a new resource aimed at facilitating transparent, fruitful DEI conversations within your organization. Our DEI Impact Stories share the experiences of five organizational leaders who’ve learned that, by creating community and exchanging ideas, transformative things can happen. What’s working in DEI? What is definitely not? In Simply Good, learn more about the good, the bad, the ugly, and the lovely in DEI. In honor of Women’s History Month, these stories are shared by women leaders in this space.
Speaking of transformation, is your talent acquisition (TA) team prepared for an “employee’s market”? A recent LinkedIn Future of Recruiting report concluded that well over half of the country’s recruiting leaders are expecting a power shift in hiring. In Simply Diversity, I share tips for how your TA team can compete for talent (and retain it!) in a climate where candidates have their pick of employment options and won’t hesitate to leave for better opportunities. I’m also joining fellow LinkedIn [IN]structor, Sophie Wade, to discuss 5 Tips from that report and how they can help you navigate work today and prepare for tomorrow. Join us live tomorrow!
Next month I’ll be traveling to Dublin for the opportunity to speak at TalentCon 2023, a recruitment education event hosted by the Employment & Recruitment Federation (ERF). Check out What’s Happening for details about the event, and, if you’re in the area, please come join us!
Stacey Gordon, MBA
Rework Work CEO