Technology - Virtual Roundtable

The importance of diversity and inclusion in a post-pandemic world

12th August 2020 | 1:30pm ET
Why diversity, inclusion, and belonging is more important than ever before?

A Meet the Boss roundtable brought to you by Indeed

There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has turned any assumptions we had about the world of work on their head. Disruption abounds, and employers have to work even harder to support their staff who, through challenging times are always their greatest asset.

While the virus has affected us all, some groups have fared worse than others:

  • Lower-income workers, or someone in their household, are 52 percent more likely to have lost their job or had their pay reduced
  • In April, unemployment among women rose to 16.2% compared to 13.5% for men
  • Older employees are more vulnerable to COVID-19 and experience related stigma and discrimination
  • The virus is disproportionately impacting Black people, Latinos and other minorities

The Black Lives Matter movement has of course placed greater emphasis on the importance of diversity and inclusion programs and, while the fight against racism is nothing new, the awareness that more education and action is needed is palpable.

So, what actions can leaders take to harness a culture of inclusion and belonging in these unprecedented times? How can taking care of your employees improve job performance, staff turnover and, as a result, reduce costs? And how can your reaction to the crises positively contribute to your employer branding?

Join Indeed’s VP Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, LaFawn Davis and group of HR thought leaders for a virtual discussion on how to make diversity and inclusion part of your DNA.

 

Discussion Topics

What would you say are your biggest challenges in supporting staff following the impact of COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement?
What changes have you made, or plan to, to your diversity and inclusion programme following the disruption?
How have you worked to eliminate unconscious bias from the hiring process?
How have you defined and supported essential workers through this time?
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