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What Would You Like to See Added to Corporate DEI Trainings?

Protocol | There are three fundamental shifts I’d like to see when it comes to improving corporate diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging efforts. First, is to reframe DEI&B “trainings” as foundational learning. In the corporate world, we all go through trainings, but these are almost always compliance-driven.
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Companies are Realizing They Need to Attract Talent with more than just a Good Salary — They Need to Pay for Higher Education and Childcare, Too

Insider | UKG, a human resources and workforce management software company created out of a merger between Kronos and Ultimate Software in spring 2020, offers a variety of benefits to support employees' financial needs at different stages of their lives, Dave Almeda, UKG's chief people officer, told Insider.
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What's the Best Way to Measure the Effectiveness of your DEI Program?

Protocol | Many well-known and successful companies like Google, Apple and Facebook have shown DEI-related transparency through the release of Diversity & Inclusion reports that highlight progress against their respective diversity, belonging and equity “benchmarks.” While these reports are a good start, in my experience, only using demographic data for measuring the success of belonging, diversity and equity programs limits the potential for impact.
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Child Care is Getting More Support from Some Private Companies

NPR | Many companies began providing virtual programs for children, expanded flexibility for their employees, and grants to help families in need. David Almeda, the chief people officer at UKG, says the company launched new virtual programs. It offers virtual summer camps, for example.
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‘That’s Just How We Work’: How UKG Has Supported Working Parents During COVID

Employee Benefits News | For working parents, the pandemic has felt like one very, very long marathon. David Almeda knows this to be true. As the father of two children and the chief people officer at UKG, a HR technology company with 13,500 employees stretched around the globe, he’s had a front-row seat to the stress placed on families since the COVID-19 crisis began.
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16 Ways to Lead a Virtual Team in Remote and Hybrid Work Environments

Forbes | Get to know employees individually. Learn their partner’s and kids’ names, what’s going on in their lives and what they like to do outside of work. Set up regular one-on-one meetings and don’t cancel them. It’s your team’s time with you as a leader. Don’t ask, “How are you doing?” Ask, “What’s on your mind?”
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