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Volume No. 10: DEI moment or movement?

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The Chief Diversity Officer Was Never Enough | TIME         

As a young professional experiencing my first boom in DEI's relevance, I was keen on listening to the stories of those who'd seen a similar boom before. Was this a moment or a movement?

Overwhelmingly, those willing to share with me were a bit less optimistic that we were entering a movement. They had a wait and see approach.

In her latest piece, TIME columnist S. Mitra Kalita captures the sentiment of many regarding DEI: the moment is probably over. With many diversity iniatives under attack, where do advocates turn next? Read column here.

In the News

Flexible Work is Having a Mixed Impact on Employee Well-being and Productivity | SHRM       

In a recent survey of HR leaders across the Fortune 500, managers reported higher stress and anger among remote and hybrid workers. This may indicate that certain factors make remote work life balance more difficult. Read more.    

California Leads Change With Its New Reproductive Loss Law | HR Digest        

Earlier this month, Caliifornia Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 848, which requires employers to give time off following an unfortunate reproductive loss event. With the overturning of Roe v. Wade, states are increasingly addressing reproductive rights. Learn more here.    

McDonald's HR Exec: The No. 1 Soft Skill You Get Working in Fast Food Can Help You Excel in Any Job | CNBC                  

In this article, McDonald's SVP and Chief People Officer Tiffanie Boyd makes the case that the fast-paced and deadline-driven fast food environment can provide the soft skill foundation for a successful career in many fields. Read on.    

The Great Compromise: The Evolution of Return-to-Office Policies | SHRM           

Perhaps "The Great Compromise" will stick. As employers and employees collectively navigate the formation of return-to-office policies, in many workplaces both sides appear to be making concessions. Learn more here.        

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A Quote for the Road

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. - Martin Luther King Jr.   

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The Bold Xchange team    

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