Diversity messages may backfire when companies focus on diversity's benefits for the bottom line
Business case justifications for diversity can make members of underrepresented groups feel they will be judged based on their social identity if they join the company.
Denial of structural racism linked to anti-Black prejudice
People who deny the existence of structural racism are more likely to exhibit anti-Black prejudice and less likely to show racial empathy or openness to diversity.
Seeing members of minority groups everywhere? It's an illusion
Within a social setting most people significantly overestimate the presence of a minority—and this overestimation is made not only by the majority but also by the minority themselves.
Female employment is increasingly at risk due to COVID-19
From the factory floor to the C-suite, women have seen their recent gains in workplace equality eroded by the ongoing health crisis. This is despite a direct relationship between an inclusive work environment and a healthy bottom line.
Multiculturalism in itself is not a resource
What matters most for a multinational’s competitive advantage is not the employment of multicultural personnel, but rather the company’s ability to transform this employee’s unique capacities into strategic human capital resources.
Not enough women and minorities apply for a job? Change the recruitment committee
Recruitment teams and strategic leaders often blame their lack of a diverse workforce on a lack of diverse applicants. A large study of recruitment data suggests a simple and efficient way of increasing diversity in applicant pools: have more diverse recruitment committees and leadership teams.
A quarter of adults don't want children-and they're still happy
Parenting is one of life’s greatest joys, right? Not for everyone, with more than one in four people identifying as "child-free"—someone who chooses not to have children.
Why are we biased against people who look different?
Understanding the psychology of the human bias against facial anomalies can help in the design of interventions to educate the public about the social burdens shouldered by people who look different.
Have more women on boards to ensure consumer safety
Boards that include women may be more responsive to a diverse set of stakeholders, including at-risk customers. Boards do not make the recall decisions, but instead they set the tone and expectations for how managers are to make these decisions.
Complex effects of contact between minority and majority groups
The job of the leaders of an organization is to provide a sense of safety and belonging and a system of values, together with an overarching sense of shared purpose.
Inequality is bad for society, economic prosperity good
In a cross-national comparison, countries with a bigger income gap between rich and poor indeed have more social ills. Inequality is bad for society as it goes along with weaker social bonds between people, which in turn makes health and social problems more likely. At the same time, richer countries have fewer social ills. Economic prosperity goes along with stronger social bonds in society and thereby makes health and social problem less likely.
Harmful effects of ageism on older persons' health found in 45 countries
We boomers and Xgeners are getting on, and as we do the fixation with youth—in employment and many other areas—that we see all around us becomes more of a problem. We become excluded and seen as a liability rather than the irreplaceable asset that we are.
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