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  • Hispanic Heritage Month

    Sep 29, 2021

  • The impact of mentoring: How to build on success

    Sep 29, 2021

    Supporting formal and informal mentoring can aid the progress of Black professionals in accounting. Certain steps can help, including formalizing the assignment of influential mentors, beginning sponsorships in the first year of work and building social networks to encourage informal guidance. Journal of Accountancy print issue (9/2021)

  • 3 strategies to create Hispanic-inclusive institutions

    Sep 29, 2021

    The Hispanic population in the US continues to grow, and it is critical for educational institutions and other organizations to focus on inclusion. Here are three suggestions, including ensuring your organization is representative of society as a whole. Net Natives (9/9)

  • Use self-audit questions to uncover unconscious bias

    Sep 29, 2021

    Examining HR, management and operations teams can uncover unconscious bias in processes and policies. This article offers self-audit questions for each department, covering topics such as remote work, performance feedback and communications. Forbes (tiered subscription model) (9/9)

  • Building work cultures that support transgender employees

    Sep 29, 2021

    Companies must take proactive steps to promote inclusion of transgender employees, starting with establishing formal policies. In addition, businesses should offer benefits to cover gender transitions and implement trans-inclusive diversity training and discrimination-reporting processes. Inc. (tiered subscription model) (8/27)

  • What younger workers want to see in diversity efforts

    Sep 29, 2021

    Millennial and Generation Z employees expect their workplaces to create inclusive and diverse cultures. Companies can keep younger workers engaged with leadership that reflects the workforce, listens to employees of all ages and offers opportunities for reverse mentoring. Forbes (tiered subscription model) (8/18)

  • Efforts must go beyond hiring to build belonging

    Sep 29, 2021

    A culture of true belonging depends on what happens after the conclusion of the hiring process. Companies need intentional, consistent efforts to address team dynamics as well as provide equitable employee development, performance management and promotions. Inc. (tiered subscription model) (8/26)

  • Don't let an employee exodus diminish DEI efforts

    Sep 29, 2021

    Employers working to maintain a diverse workforce while dealing with high turnover rates need to continue evolving their recruitment and hiring processes, embracing a holistic approach that addresses the needs of a wide range of underrepresented groups. After hiring, ensure there are formal, sustained processes for onboarding and mentoring employees. Harvard Business Review (tiered subscription model) (9/1)

  • What to do after a worker discloses a disability

    Sep 29, 2021

    When an employee or job candidate discloses a disability, leaders should listen closely before responding. Employers should avoid judgmental remarks -- even seemingly well-intentioned ones -- and offer support when it is appropriate to do so, following the lead of the employee. Fast Company (tiered subscription model) (8/18)

  • How employers can support working mothers

    Sep 29, 2021

    Women have taken on a disproportionate share of caregiving responsibilities throughout the pandemic, and McKinsey data from the height of the crisis suggested that one-third of working mothers were considering leaving their jobs or decelerating their careers. Employers can help by focusing on inclusion and flexibility in work arrangements and offering child care support. Human Resource Executive (8/13)

Recommended News and Reads

ARTICLES

How to Increase the Number of Black CPAs By Frank K. Ross, CPA -Most of the accounting profession recognizes the importance of attracting more Blacks to the field and helping them pass the CPA exam. Few, unfortunately, have a good track record in getting results.

Young People Push Back Against Gender Categories By: Margot Alder- As society has become more accepting of gays, lesbians, and even transgender people, a new generation of young people is challenging those categories in favor of a more fluid understanding of gender.

Affirmative Reaction by Bill Keller - Why a Supreme Court ruling against affirmative action might be a blessing in disguise.

Census Benchmark for White Americans: More Deaths than Births by Sam Roberts - The data, recorded for the first time in at least a century, showed further evidence that white Americans will become a minority within three decades.

Same-sex couples: Celebrate, then call a CPA by Jonnelle Marte - The Supreme Court's action, striking down the Defense of Marriage Act will have an impact on financial and tax planning strategies for same-sex couples, experts say. These may be especially complicated for couples living in states that do not recognize same-sex unions.