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Inclusion and Diversity

As a main focus area of our organization, Big Bend SHRM will foster awareness and appreciation of workplace diversity to HR Professionals, their employers, and other community business leaders. SHRM states, "Generally, diversity refers to the similarities and differences between individuals accounting for all aspects of one’s personality and individual identity."

"Now, more than ever, the voices of our Human Resource professionals are needed in organizations across the nation. As HR leaders, we have the professional, social, and ethical responsibility to be concerned with matters that impact our organizations, workforce, members, and community. We also have the unique responsibility to advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and stand in the gap of inequality, discrimination, and aggression of any kind."  See our full chapter statement here

Click HERE for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources

 

Diversity Resources

·         Florida Commission on Human Relations  

·         Talgov Race Relations Page  

·         Florida Diversity Council

·         Tallahassee African Coalition  

·         North Florida Hispanic Coalition  

·         Asian Coalition of Tallahassee  

·         The Family Tree (PRIDEFEST) 

 

Community Involvement/Volunteerism Links

·         American Towns - Tallahassee

·         Volunteer Leon County

 

Resources/Discussion Links

·         http://www.shrm.org/hrdisciplines/diversity/pages/default.aspx

·         http://www.workforce.com/articles/diverse-workforce-requires-balanced-hr-leadership  

·         http://www.halogensoftware.com/blog/do-you-need-to-worry-about-workforce-diversity  

·         http://hrcouncil.ca/hr-toolkit/diversity-workforce-matters.cfm

·         http://www.minorityjobs.net/article/1571/Understanding-and-Embracing-Cross-Cultural-Diversity-in-the-Workplace-Cross-Cultural-Diversity-in-Workforce.html

·         http://hrcafe.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/01/benefits-of-diversity-in-the-workplace-whats-the-bottom-line.html

·         http://benefitof.net/benefits-of-diversity-in-the-workplace/#

·         http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diversity_(business)

·         http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/acsc/97-0607c.pdf

·         http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1615183,00.html

 

SHRM publishes a monthly Diversity electronic newsletter covering a wide variety of topics.

Sign up HERE

 

Over the course of the year we will work to present a program on a diversity topic at a monthly meeting and will work to secure a diversity speaker for HR Tallahassee. We will also develop and solidify strategic partnerships with local organizations who focus on diversity (Ability First, Goodwill, Urban League, etc.).  

If you would like to volunteer for the diversity committee, please send an email to diversity@bigbendshrm.org .