Articles by Elizabeth Loutfi
Video: The pandemic is abating gender equity
According to McKinsey’s 2020 Women in the Workplace survey, as many as 2 million women are considering leaving the workforce.
Shining a light on workforce mental health and wellness
Due to the extreme challenges brought on by the pandemic, many organizational leaders are resolute in adopting new measures aimed at supporting mental health and wellness in the workplace.
A look at skills assessments, bias and stereotypes
Do strengths and skills assessments perpetuate gender bias and stereotypes? It’s a complicated question.
Video: How can leaders better support Black employees in the workplace?
During this very human movement — amid social demonstrations, protests for systemic change and public outcry against acts of violence and police brutality — it’s important to also think about how people are impacted in your organization. Leadership should create a safe space for meaningful conversation and posit the organization as a place where Black people and people of color can feel supported.
Video: Supporting D&I initiatives and inclusive leadership through a crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated some of the challenges faced by people on the margins of society. Therefore, especially now, it's critically important to not let diversity and inclusion initiatives fall by the wayside.
Video: The 4-day week: Making the case for work flexibility
A shorter work week can result in lower stress levels and higher engagement and productivity, says Andrew Barnes, founder of Perpetual Guardian.
Navigating semantics and skills: reskilling vs. upskilling
It’s become easy — and common — to use “reskilling” and “upskilling” interchangeably. But they are, in fact, different.
Video: What can leaders expect from Generation Z?
The self-professed "digital addicts" appreciate diversity, stimulating environments and technology, and they respond best to immediate and ongoing feedback.
Learning leaders reexamine sexual harassment prevention in light of new state laws
As more states are mandating workplace harassment training, organizations need to make sure they are in compliance.
Video: Former astronaut Leland Melvin talks teamwork and talent
From being an NFL wide receiver to serving as a mission specialist for NASA, Leland Melvin has learned the importance of teamwork and equity, as well as the impact that comes with diversifying the talent pipeline.
To embrace D&I, addressing unconscious bias is only the first step
D&I trainings and workshops are useful tools for businesses hoping to change workplace culture and retain a more diverse workforce, but the remaining question is how to deliver the intended message in a way that resonates with individuals in a sustained and impactful manner.
Cannabis companies must keep up with constant changes in industry rules and regulations
In the absence of any formal, legally required training for workers in the cannabis industry, business leaders are taking compliance, rules and regulation training into their own hands.