HR Labs is a podcast that explores how to create a better employee experience for all your people. In season 3, new hosts Duane La Bom and Jeff Miller talk to industry leaders about today’s most critical business topic — diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). Most companies have prioritized their DEIB strategies, but the challenge is taking those plans and good intentions and turning them into actual results. Together with their guests, Duane and Jeff will lead conversations about meaningful ways you can create a more equitable workplace for everyone.
3.6 Building a culture of DEIB 24/7/365
In the season 3 finale of HR Labs, Duane is joined by A Cloud Guru's chief people guru Lorraine Vargas Townsend to discuss what belonging means, what it looks like at work, and the positive impacts it has on people. As Townsend explains, “Belonging is not a diversity metric." Rather, it's an intentional practice of celebrating people and helping them prosper. Take a listen to learn why adding belonging to your DEI strategy is critical to driving engagement, retention and outcomes that matter.
3.5 Technology’s Role in Eliminating Bias
"The primary thing we're trying to understand is, from a soft skill holistic perspective, what are you best suited for in the world of work." That was Frida Polli, Ph.D. and CEO and co-founder of pymetrics, a company mixing behavioral science and AI to build fairer workplaces. This week, Jeff and Dr. Polli discuss how you can use data and technology to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) efforts and remove unconscious bias from your organization’s hiring process.
3.4 Engaging white men and middle managers in DEIB strategies
This week, Duane sits down with sociology professor Don Tomaskovic-Devey Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Dr. Tomaskovic-Devey researches the causes of workplace inequity, and he and Duane waste no time getting into it. According to Dr. Tomaskovic-Devey, "There's a disconnect between where the work normally gets done and the [company's] diversity and inclusion agenda." In the episode, why that is, who is dropping the ball, and what we all can do to help solve it.
3.3 Ensuring equal pay for all
"We’ve not overcome the perception that women should be paid less because they need less," says Lilly Ledbetter, activist, the namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and this week's guest. She and Jeff sit down to discuss her fight from undervalued Goodyear manager to pay equity icon. Along the way, they discuss how to negotiate salary, equal pay for equal work, how companies can make swift, effective change, and so much more. This is a conversation not to miss!
3.2 Responding to micro (and not so micro) aggressions
Microaggressions are the seemingly innocuous things people say that are actually racist, sexist or offensive. In this episode, Dr. Ella Washington joins Duane to discuss microaggressions in the workplace, their damaging impact to building a culture of belonging and how and when to respond to them.
3.1 Recognizing and defeating unconscious bias
What are you doing to overcome unconscious bias? In this first episode of Season 3, Torin Ellis, diversity strategist, author, and co-host of the Crazy and The King podcast, joins Jeff to discuss what you can do in the short and long term to address and defeat unconscious bias. Torin’s short answer? Be a better human.
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