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Support a Diverse Workforce

Though frequently used together, the terms diversity and inclusion have different meanings. You can have a diverse workforce but not necessarily an inclusive one. Diversity is the mixture of demographics, psychographics, and experiences reflected in the workforce.

 

By contrast, inclusion is the practice of recognizing and valuing all employee perspectives and contributions, and creating opportunities for all voices to be equally heard and inform organizational processes. In a culture of inclusive diversity, the full potential of all employees is realized.

Resources

  • Free on-demand diversity webcast from SHRM:
    D&I and Beyond: The Value of Employee Resource Groups
  • SHRM Diversity and Inclusion website tab
  • 2017 Diversity Holidays & Observances Calendar
    • January
    • February - Black History Month
    • March - Women's History Month,  National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month
    • April - Celebrate Diversity Month,  Autism Awareness Month
    • May - Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month,  Older Americans Month, Jewish American Heritage Month
    • June - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month
    • July
    • August
    • September - Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-30)
    • October - Hispanic Heritage Month (October 1-15), National Disability Employment Awareness Month, LGBT History Month
    • November - National Native American Heritage Month
    • December

June is LGBT Pride Month

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, established to recognize the impact that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals have had on the world.  LGBT groups celebrate this special time with pride parades, picnics, parties, memorials for those lost to hate crimes and HIV/AIDS, and other group gatherings. The last Sunday in June is Gay Pride Day. 

SHRM'S Annual Diversity & Inclusion Conference

Save the date for SHRM's 2017 Diversity & Inclusion Conference

  • October 23-25, 2017 in San Francisco
    Registration is open now.

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