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March 20, 2022 | Uncategorized
Questions for Organizations to Consider about Active Equity & Inclusion
- What steps has your institution taken past Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity metrics to cultivate inclusive environments in which employees can thrive and not simply survive?
- Who is most visible in your organization and why? How can your organization widen its net of visibility across all business segments?
- How much transparency and awareness is there in your organization regarding salaries, promotion criteria, and new opportunities?
- How are you transforming mentorship into sponsorship opportunities for employees?
- How does your organization invest in employee resource groups?
- Is cultural competence training and/or the utilization of racial equity assessment tools required of all employees?
- Have you determined how your organization has contributed to the proliferation of systemic and structural racism and inequity? What have you done to help rectify that?
- Have you analyzed your organization’s policies, practices, and procedures through a more equitable lens? Who is represented in the room when changes are made?
- Does your company provide benefits that effectively improve and protect employees’ physical and behavioral health, as well as that of their families?
- Do you promote acculturation over assimilation within company culture?
- How are you creating a safe space in which to provide employees with the resources and education necessary to prepare for systemic and structural racism?
- What actions has your institution taken beyond simply issuing a statement against racism? How are you increasing awareness of these actions for your current employees and potential recruits?
- What community-based, private, and public organizations and/or causes does your organization donate time or resources to?
- Is your organization willing to limit the terms of board members? Has your organization considered diverse candidates able to fill current knowledge and skill gaps?
- If diverse candidates don’t apply, what are ways in which you are operating that may appear or be unwelcoming?