People want to know about the organizations that they support – both as a customer and as an employee.
I believe organizations want to do the right thing. Many companies spoke out last year about social and racial injustice. Now it’s time to turn those words into action. But I also know that we’re in the middle of a pandemic and economic recovery. So how do organizations create workplaces that support diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging?
In this episode, I chat with Jarrod Harden, interim head of diversity, equity, and belonging at UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group). We talk about the role employee resource groups (ERGs) can play in creating belonging. We also discuss how important it is for individuals to have a clear understanding of their personal values, including knowing when to stand up for them.
Jarrod describes his role as being a company liaison who is focused on listening to and then serving the needs of people. He’s a firm believer in the power of belonging and has been working on employee focused programs for over a decade. His first introduction into the world of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging was working with employee resource groups from the marketing and communications side of the business.
Employees want to work for companies that make them feel welcome. They want to work at places where they feel they belong. And when it doesn’t happen, everyone suffers. But when belonging happens, employees can bring their best selves to work and everyone is better for it.
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