Recent events have shown us that racism is still very much alive, and that people are hungry to make a difference — but many are unsure how. And employees, consumers and communities are looking to companies to lead the way and go beyond performative measures to drive change. So, how can companies take concrete action to address racism?
These are unprecedented times for human health and safety. The pandemic impacts the very nature of how we live and work. But business continues to move forward, albeit in new ways and, for many, from distributed locations.
For HR professionals leading their companies through this tumultuous time, it’s vital that we reflect on employee experience.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, this one team photo shows why Cisco is such a great company to work for. Yes, it’s all about people – working with super bright minds who come from all over the world is a great honor and privilege. But if you look closely, you will see that just around this one dinner table we had eight people from eight different countries – what a diversity of thoughts, conversations, and ideas!
DUBLIN, February 24, 2020/3BL Media/ – Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, is hiring its first Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, underscoring its continued focus and significant investment in inclusion and diversity as a business priority.
Alexion’s culture is rooted in integrity, inclusiveness, and our dedication to joining and supporting the communities in which we live and work. In a continuous effort to advance our people and our company, colleagues at our College Park manufacturing facility in Dublin, Ireland, launched an initiative to enhance the culture at their site. Employees were asked to share ideas and suggestions for programs that support Alexion’s culture values as well as its social responsibility platform. The response was overwhelming and “Culture @ College Park” was born.
Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson has a long history with the company—34 years to be exact. He has had a spectacular career at Kaiser, beginning as an intern and serving in roles from hospital administrator and division president to chief operating officer. In fact, Bernard was such a standout employee that he was hired full time before he’d completed his internship. He jokes that he still owes the company three months of work at an intern’s salary.
By Jeffrey Buck, Service Delivery Manager, Workplace Resources
When it comes to embracing diversity, Cisco is in a class by itself. We not only have a diverse workforce – we continuously honor it. Through our Employee Resource Organizations (ERO) we support our employees as they establish deeper connections with one another while celebrating their cultures. These celebrations are also great opportunities to invite others to join in on the festivities and learn more about one another.
How do you get management to make progress on social, environmental and governance goals? Make their compensation depend on it.
By Tatyana Shumsky
When Floris Fooij proposed a $1.7 million upgrade for the vitamin plant he oversees in New Jersey a few months ago, he did something he wouldn’t have done in the past: He mapped out for the finance team how the upgrade would affect the firm’s greenhouse-gas emissions.
His employer, the Dutch life-sciences and specialty-materials maker Koninklijke DSM NV, in recent years had tied the bonuses of operational managers such as Mr. Fooij to corporate energy-efficiency and emissions-reduction targets.
The word “epic” is often used to describe something historically important, lasting and complex. However, when VMware CEO, Pat Gelsinger uses the adjective, he is also describing his over 24,000 employees and the collective mission they’re working for. Ironically, this is the word that his employees use to describe his leadership as well.