THE MOST IMPORTANT EXECUTIVE DIVERSITY INITIATIVES IN 2021

Organizations are being asked to identify diverse talent to fill executive-level positions. The lack of diversity in leadership positions is consistently cited as a critical corporate issue, leading recruiters to pursue a wide range of executive diversity initiatives in 2021. According to an analysis by McKinsey, companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on […]

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AND THE ROLE OF EXECUTIVE SEARCH

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) remains a hot topic. For some companies it’s an issue of regulatory compliance or corporate social responsibility. Yet others regard it as a source of competitive advantage and with good reason. Research shows that organizations with greater levels of diversity outperform their competitors. McKinsey’s research showed that companies with ethnically diverse […]

Biden administration on track to be most LGBTQ-inclusive in U.S. history

The Biden-Harris transition team has already named several LGBTQ people to key White House posts, and advocates hope it’s just the beginning. President-elect Joe Biden has repeatedly vowed to make LGBTQ rights a priority in his administration. But he won’t be working alone: The former vice president has already tapped LGBTQ appointees for several key […]

Biden Administration Rescinds Prohibitions on Diversity and Inclusion Training By Government Contractors and Grantees

The Biden Administration did not waste time in rescinding former President Trump’s controversial Executive Order 13950, which limited the ability of federal government contractors and grantees to conduct certain types of diversity and inclusion training. On January 20, 2021, the first day of the new administration, President Biden issued a new Executive Order on Advancing […]

President-Elect Joe Biden’s First 100 Days

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION CHECKLIST In 2020, the United States experienced a series of reckonings, from continued racial injustice to the devastating but unequal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the largest employer in the nation, encompassing agencies that affect every aspect of life in the U.S., the federal government has the opportunity to be […]