May 21st is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development and is a globally celebrated day established within the United Nations in 2001. What’s sad is that 19 years later, we still need a reminder to celebrate diversity. This day was created to symbolize unity amongst cultures on a global scale and inspire ways for humanity to further sustainable and equitable development of all people. In a world where we are constantly deterring cultural appropriation, it’s vital that we begin celebrating our underrepresented communities without causing further pains. The current pandemic has positioned us with an opportunity to embrace cultural diversity through recruitment and redefine how we approach talent conversations.
COVID-19 is putting a damper on many special occasions and holidays. So far, we’ve lost remnants of Passover, Easter, Ramadan, and now we’ve arrived at Cinco de Mayo.
As talent acquisition and HR professionals, we have a responsibility to make workplace celebrations inclusive, educational, and most importantly respectful. Given the state of the world, we’re all being challenged to redefine our sense of community and although Cinco de Mayo is going to look ׂׂׂׂׂׂ(way!) different this year. This is a great opportunity for us to practice inclusion and get to the core of what makes this day so special.
Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month was established in 1978 by a joint congressional resolution to honor the traditions and raise awareness within and around this remarkable community. To celebrate this month, we gathered some of the most interesting facts surrounding the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities. Historically, AAPI’s have overcome so much and it’s only fitting that we honor their progress.
As talent professionals and HR leaders, we have a responsibility to tend and care for the planet that surrounds us. Much like our world, our hiring landscape has experienced many changes over time. We have built foundations for new processes, we’ve demolished procedures, shaken up metrics, and tapped into new wells to source talent.