On this week’s episode, Shaunna and Lisa discuss “The Great Resignation” and how it has been affected by, as well as contributed to, DEI efforts in many organizations. The pandemic has forced many folks to re-evaluate what they want - and need - in their workplaces and leadership. With a shift in how and where many people work, organizations have the opportunity to redefine their workplaces and attract a more diverse workforce through hiring practices, DEI initiatives, and policy change. It is important however, that these efforts and initiatives are genuine. If organizations only make flimsy acknowledgements of the importance of DEI as a tool to attract potential employees, they may actually end up pushing people away that can see through the thin veil of words that do not match actions. Employees, especially those in Gen Z, are savvy enough to look at both words and actions. Many workers in this generation will hold their employer to high DEI standards and if those standards are not realized, they will leave organizations approaching DEI insincerely.
For more on the “Great Resignation”;
Hell Yeah or Hell Nah
Hell Yeah: https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2021/06/24/nascar-wins-sports-league-of-the-year-at-2021-sports-business-awards/
Hell NaH: Gov Abbot signs anti-trans bill into law requiring public school children competing in interscholastic competition must play on teams that match their sex assigned at birth. HB 25, signed Monday 10/25, takes effect Jan 18th 2022
(BS - cos affirmative action is a no no to remedy past racial discrimination, so this is really about gender and maintaining patriarchal power)