In Case You Missed It: November 2021 Edition

12 min read | Samantha Furbush Taraskiewicz

On a timely basis we curate fabulous articles about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion on our Instagram, Facebook page, LinkedIn Leading NOW group and company page, and also Tweet them out. 

We then share the the best of the best here on our blog! 

6 Strategies to Boost Retention Through the Great Resignation

Harvard Business Review

"... The current turmoil in the labor market isn’t likely to subside any time soon. Indeed, 57% of the respondents to our latest survey of more than 10,000 knowledge workers across the globe, conducted in partnership with Future Forum, said they’d consider taking a new job in the coming year...

...Employers need to recognize that it takes significantly longer to recruit someone than it does for them to give their two-week notice and depart. The solution, then, is to immediately bolster retention while ramping up recruiting. To do so, companies need to get on the same page with employees by reconceptualizing what it means to be part of their organization..."

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What HR Leaders are saying about our Master Class on Cultural Dynamics in the Workplace™

Leading NOW

"... And other key takeaways that resonated included some of the suggestions we shared on retaining employees. Participants really appreciated the ideas we provided about opportunities for underrepresented talent.  

Here’s one of my favorites: 

“So many great opportunities to learn and network at the NEHRA Annual Conference. This class on Cultural Dynamics in the Workplace was the highlight of conference! Huge shout out to the HR Professionals that shared my table in this class. A true pleasure to meet people so committed to being a part of the solution.”

-- NEHRA 2021 Attendee ..."


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NASA engineers, scientists and more shine bright this Native American Heritage Month


"... This November is Native American Heritage Month, and NASA is taking the opportunity to highlight its indigenous scientists, engineers and more. 

NASA's first indigenous trailblazers include Mary G. Ross, a "hidden figure" mathematician and engineer and member of the Cherokee Nation whose cutting edge work including work on NASA's Planetary Flight Handbook and work on early designs for flights to Mars and Venus, and John Bennet Herrington, a NASA astronaut and member of the Chickasaw Nation who, in 2002, became the first member of a Native American tribe to fly to space. 

Today, the agency's Native American employees are reaching for the stars and expanding our understanding of the universe around us through groundbreaking science and innovation. 

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"... Forbes has teamed up with market research company Statista to identify the companies leading the way when it comes to trying to support women inside and outside their workforces with our inaugural ranking of the World’s Top Female-Friendly Companies. The list was compiled by surveying 85,000 women in 40 countries. Respondents were asked to rate their employers on criteria such as pay equity and parental leave. Statista also asked women to assess how companies use their platforms and marketing messages: to promote gender equality or perpetuate negative stereotypes. Representation at the executive and board levels were taken into account, too..."

Here are the top 5: 

Year Founded
The Hershey Company
Food, Drink & Tobacco
Southwest Airlines
Transportation and Logistics
Miele Gruppe
Engineering, Manufacturing
Construction, Oil & Gas Operations, Mining and Chemicals
Citrix Systems
IT, Internet, Software & Services

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Two in 3 Gen Z workers want employers who share their values, report finds


"... Having kicked off their careers during the pandemic, more than half of Gen Zers have struggled in remote environments, missing opportunities to connect in person. Mental health strain has been particularly common among Gen Z and Millennials.

Many Gen Z workers want a hybrid arrangement, and would take a pay cut for their desired work environment, a separate poll recently found. Among this generation, job transitions have jumped 80% year-over-year.

The EY study also revealed significant portions of Gen Zers lack trust in others, and nearly half have expressed interest in entrepreneurship down the road. Many are confident they’ll see progress when it comes to LGBTQ rights and gender and economic equality. More than 1,500 Gen Zers were surveyed for the EY study..."

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What is Cultural Dynamics?

Leading NOW

If you’ve ever wondered why some organizations struggle with achieving successful Business Outcomes through DEI initiatives and others do not, the latest research from the Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI) has identified the 3 Barriers and 5 Key Factors of Cultural Dynamics that hold the key to DEI success. 

What is Cultural Dynamics?

In psychology, Cultural Dynamics, represents the formation, maintenance, and transformation of cultures over time. When our global Think Tank conducted its groundbreaking research –– Cultural Dynamics in the Workplace™: 5 Key Factors in Driving Successful DEI Initiatives to Achieve Business Outcomes –– they applied the psychology of Cultural Dynamics to Business and were able to identify the root cause for why organizations were not reaping the benefits of their DEI Initiatives. 

The results were eye-opening. 

This research identifies the interconnected dynamics that are made up by the interplay of the Culture of an Organization together with Inclusive Leadership, that when combined, become the catalyst to successful DEI Initiatives producing measurable Business Outcomes.

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The Great Resignation: How Maslow’s ‘hierarchy of needs’ could be the key to stopping employees from quitting


Want to learn more about how to fix this and reset manager mindsets? Check out our research into Gender Dynamics 

"...According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, since April 2021, nearly 20 million workers have left their jobs, which has left countless companies in the lurch, desperate to attract new talent.

Employers must recognize that over the past 18 months, the workplace-worker dynamic has seismically shifted. No longer are jobs a means to an end; workers increasingly expect their employers to provide benefits, allowances, and flexibility conducive to a work/life balance that, pre-pandemic, may have seemed unattainable. And if companies don’t meet their needs, they will take their labor elsewhere..." ..."

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More than half of female tech workers think the industry lacks opportunities for advancement



"... Some 52% said that a lack of opportunities for advancement was among the biggest challenges women face in the industry; 48% pointed to a lack of female role models. And a whopping 81% percent of the study's participants their companies need to make improvements.

"There’s always room for growth or learning opportunities, and the tech field can always change. Hopefully, it does," New View Strategies CEO Kerry Peters said in the study. She continued: "Perhaps more classes or training for employees, or even simply hiring more women may be beneficial." ..."

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