Are you still engaged in #BLM?

by Sep 21, 2021

As you may know, every Thursday at 9:30 am Pacific I host “Catherine’s Corner” – my LinkedIn Live show where I invite distinguished guests to share their expertise on the working world today. One of my favorite shows was in the beginning with Eric Ellis, the President and CEO of Integrity Development Corp and a leading consultant and strategist on matters related to Diversity & Inclusion.
 
Eric came on the show last year to help HR and employers navigate an intense call for DEI as a result of #BLM.
 
But because our Black colleagues are in a cycle of injustice, where they are seen through bias as less professional and less capable, and thus when promoted through the ranks are set up to fail, the push for more inclusive environments must continue – hence our resurrection of this show.
 
Acknowledging the challenges our Black colleagues face is a major first step in facilitating a safe space for your diverse workforce. It’s so important for employers to go beyond performative leadership and hold themselves accountable to making change. During the show, for example, Eric discussed a review of your internal and external structure to recognize biases within your organization’s processes, such as analyzing recruitment strategies and the diversity of your clients and vendors.
 
Once you have recognized the problem areas within your company, then you are able to identify ways to measure your success and progress to ensure the organization is holding itself accountable. If you’re curious on where to get started, feel free to send us a message to learn how we can partner with you in creating an inclusive workplace.
 
To check out more impactful conversations, head on over to my LinkedIn every Thursday at 9:30 am PST to learn about company culture, inclusion, employee engagement, HR, and much more!
 
Sincerely,
 
Sameen and Catherine, Civility Partners Team

About Catherine Mattice

Catherine Mattice, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is President of consulting and training firm, Civility Partners, and has been successfully providing programs in workplace bullying and building positive workplaces since 2007. Her clients include Fortune 500’s, the military, several universities and hospitals, government agencies, small businesses and nonprofits. She has published in a variety of trade magazines and has appeared several times on NPR, FOX, NBC, and ABC as an expert, as well as in USA Today, Inc Magazine, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, and more. Catherine is Past-President of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), San Diego Chapter and teaches at National University. In his book foreword, Ken Blanchard called her book, BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work, “the most comprehensive and valuable handbook on the topic.” She recently released a second book entitled, SEEKING CIVILITY: How Leaders, Managers and HR Can Create a Workplace Free of Bullying.

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