Racial inequality was laid bare in all facets of American life last year, including in the workplace. Now, U.S. employers are looking for ways to address these issues in their own offices. Increasingly, managers and leaders will need to assess how to respond to the needs of diverse employees while remaining sensitive to how the impact of direct experiences with racial discrimination affect job performance and employees' sense of belonging. Listening to the experiences of Black employees and equipping managers to face a changing landscape provides a good starting point.
Recent findings from the Gallup Center on Black Voices spell out the challenges that employers face:
One in four Black employees in the U.S. have experienced workplace discrimination in the past year. What measures can employers take to eliminate discrimination in their offices, and how can they enable employees to speak up when discrimination occurs?
Most managers are not fully prepared to talk about racial injustice issues with their teams. How can organizations empower them to do so?
Diverse leadership produces positive outcomes for employees. How can companies work toward diversity in their ranks in a transparent, performance-oriented and engaging manner?
These conversations are important to have, and the answers aren't always apparent.
As the national conversation on race in the workplace continues, join us on Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time as we dissect our latest findings and talk to CHROs about how U.S. employers can take action now.
Join Gallup experts and our distinguished panel:
- Nadia Rawlinson, chief people officer at Slack Technologies
- Malaika Myers, chief human resources officer at Hyatt Hotels
- Ernest W. Marshall, executive vice president and chief human resources officer at Eaton
Sign up for the webinar here. Please invite others in your network to join us.