May 31, 2021

38. Fostering Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Initiatives

38. Fostering Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Initiatives

In 2020, the world struggled with the COVID-19 pandemic, which the majority finds wor...

In 2020, the world struggled with the COVID-19 pandemic, which the majority finds worse than the 2008 Global Recession. Its aftermaths caused severe problems for the healthcare and financial sector, but they also awoke deep-seated societal issues. 

The novel coronavirus disproportionately affects racial and ethnic minorities as they have higher hospitalization rates than non-Hispanic white individuals. Thus, 25 percent of Hispanic and Black employees work in the essential sector yet encounter more obstacles to getting care, such as a lack of health insurance.

The COVID-19 recession also led to more job losses among women than men, and they are also likelier to work in the healthcare and education sphere. Another issue that the pandemic brought back to the forefront is that females disproportionately took the role of a caregiver due to being associated with childcare more strongly than before. 

Even though the world is reaching the other side of the pandemic, we will have to mitigate its aftermaths for the years to come. Business leaders must strengthen their diversity efforts and implement stable and long-term programs to ensure minority groups are not left behind. 

In this episode, we discuss the strategies to help companies foster diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in a post-COVID era.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

· 6 strategies to help foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.

· How COVID-19 impacted diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the workplace.

About Dr. Ryan Giffen:

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Ryan Giffen is an expert in human relations and business culture. His career began in hospitality, leading operations and human resource departments for Fortune 500 companies and the like.

Not long after, Ryan found his passion for teaching and consulting. He earned a Ph.D. in Hospitality Management with a Human Resources focus from Iowa State University and now works as an assistant professor at California State University, Long Beach.  For over a decade, he continues to research and speak on organizational culture, relationship intelligence, and leadership effectiveness.

Ryan is also the founder of Inospire, a company helping bosses and employees build stronger relationships with one another as well as the host of the Corporate Shadow Podcast.

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