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Resources for Voting & Civic Engagement for Employees

We’re seeing an uptick in companies giving employees time off to vote and encouraging civic engagement. As communicators, we have an opportunity to not only give employees a voice in the companies in which they work but also outside the workplace as they use their votes and time to create a better world. 

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Internal Communications
Ask the DEI Expert: How HR Can Combat Structural Racism

HR pros have a lot of work to do, but we also have the chance to make real progress. We interviewed Angie Hamilton, founder of the HR Chique Group, to explore how HR can move beyond checking boxes and become change agents for equity in the workplace.

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Diversity & Inclusion
Feel-Good Flicks to Help Battle 2020 Blues

2020 has been a real doozie. Instead of hitting snooze until 2021, why not cuddle up with a comfy pillow and watch some feel-good flicks? You'll laugh, cry, and give your stress and anxiety an outlet!

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Just for Fun
How to Wow Your New Hires With Memorable Employee Onboarding

Whether you’re easing back into the office or still fully remote, employee onboarding matters. Port of Portland’s brilliant approach to welcoming new hires is packed with ideas for designing a more meaningful experience.

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Employee Lifecycle
What Star Trek Can Teach Us about DEI and Leadership

More than 50 years ago, Star Trek made its groundbreaking debut with a mission to “boldly go where no man has gone before” while breaking barriers and exploring themes that are especially relevant right now. Here are 6 lessons that Star Trek teaches us about how to lead in diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Diversity & Inclusion
Ask the DEI Expert: Recruiting and Hiring Women of Color

Right now, we are seeing a lot of companies making public gestures to support Black employees but how do you go beyond and take action? We sat down with Michele Heyward, founder of Posi+ive Hire, to explore how companies can hire and, more importantly, retain women of color.

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Diversity & Inclusion