In this episode of the RLC Voice of Business Podcast, Cohosts Steve Cox and Nick Smith speak with panelists about cultural movements in the country and how businesses are currently engaging with them, and to what effect. Panelists Brad Phillips, SVP of Marketing Communication, Ross Phillips, SVP of Community Development, and Mariana Osorio, Community Engagement and Inclusion Manager discuss why it's important to different communities, cultures, and especially nextgen employees to engage with different culturally significant dates in your business, and why it's important to do it right.
Some of the articles/studies mentioned in this episode are listed below:
76% of Millenials and GenZ seek a diverse and culturally immersed employer | https://www.glassdoor.com/employers/blog/diversity-inclusion-workplace-survey/
This study highlighted that millennials have substantially different perspectives on diversity and inclusion than older generations. Thanks to progressive baby boomers and Generation X-ers, organizations have made strides in providing traditionally diverse and inclusive workplaces (i.e., equally accepting and integrating individuals of all genders, races, ethnicities, religions, and sexual orientations). However, there is work to be done in terms of supporting cognitively diverse and inclusive workplaces (i.e., equally accepting and integrating alternative points of view). | https://www2.deloitte.com/content/dam/Deloitte/us/Documents/about-deloitte/us-inclus-millennial-influence-120215.pdf
Major Employers Highlight the Importance of Black History Month with internally focused programs before external PR | https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/18-companies-celebrating-their-black-employees-black-history-month-and-beyond/
From supplier diversity to town halls, executives share how they’re honoring Black History Month in the workplace and through business initiatives | https://fortune.com/2023/01/31/black-history-month-celebrate-workplace-companies-honor-employees/