We’ve Established A Blue Ribbon Commission on Racial Equity
Human Resources has the ability—and the responsibility—to solve significant
workplace equity issues. The reality is that without action and accountability diversity, equity and inclusion are mere words.
It is no longer sufficient for HR people to communicate solely with other HR people to solve the problems that impact work, workers and the workplace. We must challenge ourselves to do more. For this reason, we have formed the Blue Ribbon Commission on Racial Equity with the goal of driving actions and solutions that will positively alter the workplace experience for Black and other people of color.
This coalition of business executives and academics brings together leaders from both within and outside HR, since HR alone cannot provide the solutions to this issue. Rather, HR must listen to and work more closely with those committed to safe, civil and positive workplace culture.
Among those who are joining the Commission: SHRM Volunteer Leaders, CHROs and other C-Suite executives with accountability for HR, academics, researchers, and individuals who have consistently worked to identify long-term solutions to creating inclusive workplaces. The SHRM Blue Ribbon Commission on Racial Equity will hold its first meeting on August, 28th 2020.
The Blue Ribbon Commission on Racial Equity will:
- Assess the effectiveness of current programs and models including barriers to success.
- Outline a step-by-step roadmap to create inclusive, diverse, and safe workplaces that apply accountability measures at all levels of the organization.
- Produce and curate content and tools that will foster continued professional development in increasing equity in the workplace; share these resources with SHRM chapters and members.
- Drive a longer-range agenda on organizational diversity and bias in the workplace.
- Identify and scale programs that have been shown to successfully address pipeline, recruitment, and retention in diverse workplaces.
SHRM’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Racial Equity will meet for the first time next Friday, August 28th. They’ll be discussing initiatives that have successfully addressed pipeline, recruitment, and retention of diverse workforces. If you have a recommendation, please send it to [email protected] by Thursday, August 27th.
78% of Black American Workers feel their workplace is not doing enough to provide opportunities for Black people in their organization.
69% of Black American Workers feel their workplace is not doing enough to promote racial justice in the world.
67% of organizations have not gathered the thoughts of their workers on the matter of racial injustice and the protests.
Meet The Commission