A Comprehensive Guide to Organizational Development

A Comprehensive Guide to Organizational Development Organizational development can be defined as an objective-based methodology used to initiate a change of systems in an entity. Organizational development is achieved through a shift in communication processes or their supporting structure. Studying the behavior of employees enables professionals to examine and observe the work environment and anticipate change, which […]

It’s Time to Reimagine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Reimagine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

It’s Time to Reimagine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion A great deal of noble and important work has been done on DEI in recent years, but we have hit a ceiling. That’s largely because diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives tend to select a core set of visible demographic minorities, segment people into these groups, and assume […]

The state of burnout for women in the workplace

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Decision Maker Outreach Program

The state of burnout for women in the workplace Working women face alarmingly high levels of burnout despite shifting work arrangements, rise in hybrid working. Key highlights: The “Great Resignation” set to continue as more than half of women surveyed plan to leave their employer within the next two years A majority of respondents continue […]

Why Insiders Matter

Why the Focus on White Men? And on Developing Leadership by Building Inclusion? Our company, White Men as Full Diversity Partners, got started almost 25 years ago because we noticed a pattern in leadership responsibility, regardless of industry, as it pertained to diversity and inclusion that continues today. Almost always, the groups most ill-affected by […]

Accountability But Not Justice

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 […]

Women’s Inclusion Representation in the Financial Services Industry

Jiat-Hui Wu and Samantha Ghiotti discuss women’s representation in the financial services industry, both from the practitioner and the recruitment sides. In this conversation, Heidrick & Struggles’ Jiat-Hui Wu speaks to Samantha Ghiotti, an entrepreneur, investor, executive, and current non-executive director at Bridgetown 3, a SPAC sponsored by Richard Li and Peter Thiel. The two […]

THE RESPONSIBILITY TO LEAD

DIVERSITY IN EXECUTIVE SEARCH AND LEADERSHIP CONSULTING Diversity has long been a cornerstone of the profession, but something changed in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. “It was almost like a sledgehammer to the head, a wake-up call to the opportunity we had as a profession to truly be […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]