WON Meeting Highlights February 2011: New HRC Rating Critera and Federal Regulatory Agency Expectations For the Year AheadSubmitted by Jessica Kirby on Wed, 03/16/2011 - 13:43
Workforce Opportunity Network member company Visa hosted the February 9-10 meeting at their Latin American headquarters in Miami, Florida. The two day meeting had participants from 30 organizations and covered a variety of sectors including financial, automotive, insurance, manufacturing, construction, media, health care and pharmaceutical, technology, government and non-profit. It was an opportunity for rich dialogue and collaborative networking and we are so thankful to Visa, particularly Francia Baez and Harpreet Kaur, for hosting such a wonderful meeting!
At the February 8, 2011 meeting of the Global Diversity Forum in Miami, FL, the first 2011 meeting addressed a range of D&I issues for multinational organizations, including global strategy, metrics, leadership development, and utilization of global councils and employee resource groups. Mercer experts provided a short global briefing at the meeting (followed by a comprehensive webcast), and facilitated a dynamic roundtable discussion to start the day.
Region of Focus: Latin America
A study by Mercer's Global Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Practice
Funded in part by Industrial Relations Counselors (IRC)
Thirty years after the first employee resource groups made their appearance in US companies, they have spread to new regions, enlisted new generations of employees, and confronted new challenges. To understand how ERGs (also known as affinity groups or employee networks) have weathered time and adapted to their changing environment, we surveyed 64 employers and interviewed ERG program managers in 10 of those organizations.
The Obama Administration provided a $23 million funding increase to the EEOC for FY 2010 to step up enforcement efforts. The EEOC's enhanced enforcement efforts and focus on systemic discrimination cases will likely continue for years to come, making it increasingly important for employers to address potential barriers to equal employment opportunity on a company-wide scale.
WON Meeting Highlights July 2010: Social Media in the Workplace, Engaging Straight Allies, and Helping Diversity and Compliance Work TogetherSubmitted by Jessica Kirby on Wed, 08/11/2010 - 14:44
Over 55 Diversity and Compliance professionals from approximately 40 organizations met for the Workforce Opportunity Network Meeting in July hosted by member PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York City. Members and guests heard from a variety of speakers on various topics such as, social media in the workplace, engaging straight allies in the workplace, and how diversity and compliance can work together.
Social Media and Diversity- Leveraging the Benefits while Managing the Risk
Thank you everyone for making the July Workforce Opportunity Network (WON) Meeting at PwC a success!
Meeting summary can be found here https://www.orcnetworks.com/networks/employment-law-and-litigation-group...
Meeting photos can be found here https://www.orcnetworks.com/networks/news/workforce-opportunity-network-...
Eric Peterson, Manager, Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives, from The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) will give GDF members an instructional 60 minute webcast on a new tool which rates and ranks 47 countries on their readiness for implementing D & I programs.
Workforce Opportunity Network (WON) - A network for U.S. leaders of diversity initiatives and EEO/AA compliance programs