People Managers

Equity For

Managers Can Make a Difference

As a People Manager, you know the importance of teamwork and team morale. Unfortunately, racial bias undermines both in the American workplace. But there are things you can do to manage more effectively and equitably to ensure that everyone has a fair chance to reach their full potential.

SHRM is here to help with robust resources to support you in leading your employees. But we also need to learn from one another and collaborate in real time, to move ahead with agility. We hope you leverage the insights and data here while also contributing to the broader community in sharing your own experiences and questions about diversity, equity and inclusion.

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The Workplace Needs Work


33% of American workers feel their workplace discourages discussions of racial justice issues.


43% of American workers think it’s inappropriate to discuss race at work.


38% of American workers feel uncomfortable engaging in candid conversations about race at work.