For DEI to be effectively integrated into our workplaces, we must have an understanding of why it’s even necessary. We at Rework Work have talked a lot about having hard conversations in order to make progress, but many are ill-equipped to do so because they lack the awareness and understanding of the fundamental concepts of race and racism.
That’s exactly why I developed the Race & Privilege Explained learning path, now available through the Rework Workspace. Through this multimedia experience, you’ll learn about the history of racism and develop practical tools to talk about racial inequality at work. Going even further, you’ll take a deep dive into the concept of privilege — what it is, and how you can use it to become an ally and advocate for others in your community. The Race & Privilege Explained learning path will give you the tools and confidence to talk about race and racism as a means to create a more inclusive workplace.
Speaking of inclusion, we are delighted that Unconscious Inclusion: The Work Beyond the Workshop™ kicked off with a Learning Group Launch Party! As individuals enroll for Unconscious Inclusion in the coming months, we will place them in learning groups based on their enrollment date. Our next Learning Group Launch Party is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, so register now and don’t miss out!
Still not sure? If you’re wondering what’s in it for you, why you should enroll, or how to tell if this is the right solution for you and your team, find all the answers you’re looking for here.
And while we’re answering your questions, are you a recruiter baffled by the skills-first recruiting concept? My newest LinkedIn Learning course was designed just for you! In Skills-First Recruiting with a DEI Mindset, we explore the key distinctions between traditional recruiting, diversity recruiting, and skills-based recruiting. From there, you’ll learn how to leverage both DEI and skills-based strategies to supercharge your approach to recruiting.
This, along with other resources for recruiters, can be found in the Recruiter Toolbox section of the Rework Workspace.
In fact, Rework Workspace is where you’ll gain access to all of our tools and resources. If you’re looking to grow in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Rework Workspace has everything you need to increase your awareness and achieve personal and professional growth in these areas. Plus, it’s free to join, so what are you waiting for?
When it comes to recruiting and retaining underrepresented minorities or professionals with marginalized identities, I often hear hiring managers talk about a need to ‘lower the bar.’ The truth is: I’m over it. Read on for inclusive actions you can take to start shifting your own mindset, as well as the mindset of others. A catcher, the person or team listening to your pitch, has no objective way of classifying creativity so, instead, a catcher will jump to conclusions about what they think they can expect from you. It’s a classic case of the human stereotyping condition.