European Union Institutions tend to take the high ground when it comes to Gender Equality. The unveiling event for the new 100 and 200 Euro banknotes at the ECB showed how easy an opportunity to show equality is missed and traditional gender clichés are promoted – by the EU itself.
As an economic concept, diversity should not provide isolated solutions that are vulnerable and lead to weariness. Instead, comprehensive concepts are required that take into account the valuable potential of all and therefore also reach the majorities.
How should companies measure the success of their D&I work – and which types of success should be defined in the first place? International experts met in Brussels to learn and discuss the different paradigms for measuring success and how they fit into effective D&I frameworks and communication.
More and more companies are marching along the Pride parades, some even colouring their brand logos in rainbow colours. However, research on LGBT D&I management has been scarce. A summary of two studies that were largely overlooked to date and an outlook on the future of LGBT practice.
For years, women were told to go for the best marks and strengthen their confidence in the specific perspectives and approaches they bring to the workplace. Two brand-new studies seem to reverse the assumptions: women are penalised for good grades and they increase much-needed confidence when they downplay gender differences.
Any government should be expected to comprise the most capable in each policy area. Recent appointments and interviews with FTSE350 chairs reveal how interpretation of this varies. Meanwhile, Spain’s new Prime Minister has sent a strong message where he sees potential. It is quite the opposite of what Donald Trump and others communicated in 2017.
Although the trend is not new, the profoundness of the digital transformation is only about to become clearer. While most areas feel as if they had to follow (or obey), D&I should not only be seen as an object of digitalisation, but also as a driver. An overview of the two-way inter-relations. Continue reading
With few exceptions, religion – and more specifically their institutions – represented or imposed strong norms on societies and individuals. New studies show two trends which result in a decline of the implicit power, specifically of Christianity. Diversity management has to address the related, subtle or unconscious fears.
From flowers and re-gendered brands to marching sisters’ fists and mass striking: International Women’s Day showed a vast variety of initiatives. Their impact depended on how well they acknowledged their context: Some did, others didn’t. An analysis describes how helpful or harmful activities can be.
Wenn es um den Anteil von Frauen im Management geht scheinen die Fronten ideologisch verhärtet zu sein. Von der Datenauswahl über die Analyse bis zur Interpretation und Wortwahl poltern polarisierte Positionen durch das Land. Dabei wollen (fast) alle dasselbe und könnten an einem Strang ziehen. Ein Reframing für die Unternehmenspraxis.
Die immer internationalere Wirtschaft benötigt nicht nur Fachkräfte, sondern auch inter-kulturelle Vielfalt. Ausländische Studierende mit deutschem Abschluss wären ideal, jedoch gelingt ihnen der Berufseinstieg eher mühevoll – so eine aktuelle SVR-Studie. Eine weitere Untersuchung, ebenfalls vom SVR, zeigt: Wer ‚anders‘ aussieht stößt auf Ablehnung.
Das Fachmagazin PersonalQuarterly deckt seit vielen Jahren das Thema Diversity nicht nur regelmäßig ab, sondern bietet dabei auch eine kompetente Mischung von Wissenschaft und Praxis. Die aktuelle Ausgabe beleuchtet Diversity und Innovation, kulturelle Vielfalt sowie eine europäische Forschungsübersicht. Das Wichtigste in Kürze.
Two current studies describe the changed situation in the field of LGBT* at the workplace. While a more open approach to diverse orientations and identities is positive, other analyses point to persistent reservations and surprising disadvantages. The existing LGBT* niche strategies seem to need to be reviewed.
Admitting and understanding pay gaps is not easy for societies nor employers. A comprehensive pay gap analysis in the UK revealed inequalities for women and men, for ethnic groups and for people with a disability. Related recommendations go beyond traditional ways to address gender pay gaps, and they question wide-spread communication styles in the field.
A google employee was fired for spreading harmful stereotypes about women – ten pages long. The following discussion revolved around freedom of speech and existing (gender) gaps in the tech industry. Surprisingly, there was little refection about how D&I did not reach large, mainstream audiences over the past years.
What happens when women try to break into a male domain? A real story from Venice allows Diversity practitioners to verify key dynamics they should be aware of. Meet the first female and the first transgender Gondolieras…
For many years, Diversity managers in traditional sectors admired high-tech companies for their cool HR and D&I programmes. More recently, the D&I community has started to frown over negative headlines from some ‘cool’ businesses. A closer look at Apple, Google and Facebook.
Er schwingt sich von Rekord zu Rekord, der Deutsche Diversity Tag. Dabei haben die InitiatorInnen und PartnerInnen nicht nur die Masse im Blick. Qualität in den Botschaften, den Kontakten und der Nachhaltigkeit stehen ebenso im Fokus. Ein Überrückblick.
Die Erkenntnis, dass BewerberInnen mit ausländischen Namen geringere Chancen auf dem Wohnungsmarkt haben, löste wenig Entrüstung aus. Was, wenn das Ergebnis auf die Wirtschaft übertragbar ist?
Hard or soft facts? Snapshot or long-term trends? Which type of information are you using in your D&I work? What counts in social media and at conferences (cool images, crisp cases, or surprising figures) might not be what helps you to take the most effective decisions. Take a look at our summary of our 20 research projects.