Zehn Jahre nach Inkrafttreten des Allgemeinen Gleichbehandlungsgesetzes (AGG) legt die Antidiskriminierungsstelle des Bundes eine Evaluation vor und spricht sich für eine Reform des Gesetzes zum besseren Schutz vor Benachteiligungen aus. Arbeitsplatz- und Konsumthemen stehen dabei nicht im Fokus.
To mark the International Youth Day, the European Disability Foundation had interviewed two members of their Youth Committee to share their views on today’s challenges for young people with a disability. Shortly before, the European Commission had published a report on intersectional discrimination – which does not say much about the intersection of disability and youth…
Stell Dir vor, zwei Männer küssen sich auf der Leinwand und keiner regt sich darüber auf. Und kaum jemand lobt den ‚mutigen Schritt‘ des Produzenten. So geschehen beim neuen Image-Spot der ARAG, der bereits seit April läuft.
Including shift workers in D&I programmes, addressing Unconscious Biases practically with management teams and integrating Diversity in HR-tools and in everyday work reality. What sounds like a miracle agenda happened at Johnson & Johnson in Switzerland, within a space of two years.
Sticky floors have become the evil brother of glass ceilings for women in the workplace. They describe mechanisms that make it more difficult for women than for men to leave their current positions in a upward direction. New evidence for this has now been added to the body of research
Keeping the momentum for D&I over the years or even after a decade presents a widespread challenge. Adapting the positioning of D&I to a changed business context and re-inventing core messages are established success strategies in this situation.
It took many years until the issue of discrimination against Roma, Sinti and members of travelling communities was acknowledged as a Pan-European phenomenon. In a new report, the European Commission assesses progress against the 2013 Council Recommendation on effective Roma integration measures. Companies could contribute as part of their Diversity work.
BusinessEurope, the EU-level association of Employer’s Federations, has issued another document promoting Diversity Management. The brochure contains seven practices from members associations and individual companies, including Solvay, Infineon or Telefonica, that were presented to EU Commissioner Jourová earlier this year.
Die Presse sucht meist nach Neuigkeiten und lobt das erstmalige Engagement einer Firma gerne auch über den grünen Klee. Bei Diversity zählt jedoch Dauerhaftigkeit mindestens so viel wie Kreativität bei Einzelaktionen. Ein Beispiel vom Langzeit-Hidden-Champion Ford.
One of the success factors of Unconscious Bias is that almost everyone has eye-opening moments, e.g. from optical illusions or online tests. A lot of the learning relates to neuroscience and shows how our brains work. But how strong is the linkage to D&I and how concrete are the practical takeaways?
Spricht man Sexismus an, trifft dies auf nahezu gegensätzliche gefühlte Wahrheiten: Einerseits gelten schon kleine sprachliche Schieflagen – vor allem am Arbeitsplatz – als unangemessen, andererseits zeigt sich im Internet, im Sport oder in der Werbung unverhohlene Frauenfeindlichkeit. Alles „nur Einzelfälle“ oder Anzeichen eines gesellschaftlichen Problems?
In early summer, four expert visits within the Intercultural Cities (ICC) programme of the Council of Europe took place to the Jordanian cities of Sahab, Wasitiyah, Zarqa and Amman to test a new methodology within the ICC network: the Asset-Based Community Development. Diversity practitioners would call it a self-help programme for municipalities.
Gender and other stereotypes are formed during childhood. Therefore, toys and emojis that promoted traditional roles or assumptions have been criticised for long. Now, several new developments occur.
The buzzwords that describe the Business Case for Diversity Management are quickly listed up: Creativity, employer brand, collaboration, market access. But is it enough to be convinced of some value-add that D&I offers? And what if your key stakeholders were convinced of different benefits? Alignment and rigour are needed in order to turn the business case into a driver for D&I.
If you feel you need to reshape your Gender Diversity strategy and want to make sure top management is not only on board but actively engaged, why don’t you run workshops on the business case & strategy design with your first levels? One large country organisation of a global firm did that and received detailed input and lists of active supporters with whom they proceed. Contine reading
Die alternde Gesellschaft steht in den Medien häufig für Pflegenotstand oder Rentenunsicherheit. Analysen der KfW Bankengruppen zeigen nun, dass die positiven Effekte der Konsumausgaben älterer Haushalte stark unterschätzt wurden. So wie die Zielgruppe der Senioren selbst.
Everybody knows it is illegal and most people also know it neither makes business sense. However, research shows young mothers (under 25) are six times more likely than average reporting being dismissed from their jobs after they tell their employer they are pregnant. Two quite different initiatives in the UK and in Germany now address this topic.
Der WDR verfolgt zukünftig einen vernetzten Diversity-Ansatz. Dieser soll auch ein neues Verständnis fördern: Vielfalt als Potenzial und Motor für Kreativität. Zuvor hatte der WDR sein multi-kulturelles Radioprogramm „Funkhaus Europa“ deutlich beschnitten. Ein Glaubwürdigkeitsproblem?
When, in the course of our lives, gender stereotypes are formed? And how strong can they be at an early childhood stage? RedrawTheBalance is an impactful exercise and online video by the UK charity ‘Inspiring the Future’. If only it was replicated in many more places…!
Diversity practitioners often need to prove the business value of specific aspects of their work: Does Diversity lead to more patents, does Inclusion result in more productivity or will D&I overall impact the bottom-line in a positive way? These and many other facets of the Business Case for D&I were examined by robust research projects that are now available in a unique compendium: IBCR 3.1 Contine reading