BUILD Lunch and Learn: How HR Can Help Create a More Inclusive Workplace for People of Color

Background: Research shows that diverse and inclusive workplaces have higher levels of performance and engagement but that workplaces that only focus on diversity without inclusion create workplaces where diverse staff are either highly unengaged or outright leave. SHRM describes the inclusion piece of D&I as “making sure those different voices are heard and valued and…

Difficult Conversations

This week Gov. Jay Inslee announced new month-long lockdown restrictions due to a rapid uptick in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Health officials are recommending residents celebrate Thanksgiving with immediate household members only. But how do you have the difficult conversation when you have to decline invitations for get-togethers? The Washington State Department of Health offers some tips.