HR Tech 2021 Series – DEI&B: Past, Present, And Future

HR Tech 2021 Series – DEI&B: Past, Present, And Future

Pam Jeffords is a Senior Partner at Sapient Insights Group who leads the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Practice. She has over 25 years of experience in the industry and is a member of the Global Leadership Council for Colorado State University College of Business, an advisory board member for University of Denver Colorado Women’s College, and a Limited Partner in The JumpFund whose mission is to invest in women-led startups. Pam has also served as Chair of Women United for the Mile-High United Way where she received the prestigious Frances Wisebart Jacobs award for philanthropy.

We’re also joined by Susan Richards and Danielle White!

Susan Richards is the Founder and CEO of Sapient Insights Group. For more than 25 years, Susan has been consulting in areas of change management, organizational effectiveness, M&A, HR strategy, technology, and operations. Her focus is on helping clients improve business performance by aligning their human capital programs and practices with business strategy.

Danielle White is Collaborative Solutions’ EVP of Global Business Strategy. She brings over 20 years of HR transformation experience from commercial and public sector industries. She uses her subject matter expertise to lead corporate thought leadership, go-to-market strategy, and engagement strategy.

In this episode, Pam, Susan, and Danielle talk about how diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging has changed over the years and how it might change in the years to come.

January 6, 2022

[0:00 – 3:12] Introduction

  • Welcome, Pam Jeffords!
  • Today’s Topic: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

[3:13 – 13:27] How People Approached DE&I in the Past

  • Attempts at devising “tomorrow solutions” and long-term solutions
  • How DE&I outside the workplace affected DE&I in the workplace

[13:28 – 32:16] What does DE&I Look Like Today?

  • How differences in employee feedback creates DE&I gaps
  • Why job architecture informs DE&I successes and pitfalls

[32:17 – 41:52] The Future of DE&I

  • Developing true data-driven strategies
  • The importance of helping HR practitioners become better business people

[41:53 – 43:45] Final Thoughts & Closing

  • Thank you for listening!

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