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A Just and Inclusive Workplace is Essential to Sustain Our Democracy/in DEI, Pay Equity, Policy, Principals, Rooney Rule/by The Team at Working IDEAL
In 2017, the increased public visibility of the #MeToo movement made clear we were not doing enough to make the workplace safe from sexual harassment. In 2020, #BlackLivesMatter organizing similarly forced a broader and overdue reckoning with how deeply racial inequity runs in many institutions — including our nation’s workplaces, which need to be more […]
How to Build an IDEAL Campaign Workplace – So You Can Win with Integrity/in DEI/by The Team at Working IDEAL
We are just two weeks out from Election Day, and campaigns everywhere are in the final stages of getting out the vote. It’s an intense time for campaign managers and their staff, who are working almost around the clock to bring their candidate successfully across the finish line. How these last couple weeks play out […]
How Your Company Can Take Action to Close the Wage Gap/in Pay Equity/by The Team at Working IDEAL
In order to advance pay equity, it’s important to adopt an “equity first” mindset. Make equity a top priority when you make decisions, take actions, design programs and measure results. Gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, or any aspect of your identity should not determine your outcomes in the workplace – including pay. Our co-founder and […]
10 Ways to Foster an Inclusive Workplace Culture/in DEI/by The Team at Working IDEAL
Many employers understand the importance of assessing their workplace culture and the need to promote inclusion. An inclusive workplace culture offers benefits to both employers and employees by fostering engagement, productivity, retention, and innovation. In an inclusive workplace, all employees are treated with respect and have an opportunity to contribute. An inclusive workplace accepts and […]
Rethinking Workplace Harassment Training/in Workplace Harassment/by The Team at Working IDEAL
By Sarah Crawford Too often, workplace harassment training follows a dated approach that focuses on legal standards. When training is offered, many employers offer “check-the-box” training intended to limit liability for harassment. While it is important for managers to understand their legal obligations and for employees to understand their legal rights, new approaches to training […]
Support the Call to Dismantle Systemic Racism/in DEI, Policy/by The Team at Working IDEAL
By Pamela Coukos Here at Working IDEAL, our work is national but our home is Washington, DC. We support the thousands who are gathering in the streets of DC and across the nation to demand justice that is long overdue. The government must respect the rule of law and the right of all to freely assemble […]