Entries by The Kaleidoscope Group

How Diversity and Inclusion Impact the Bottom-Line and Other Key Performance Metrics

Diversity is Shifting The U.S. continues to undergo a dramatic demographic shift – in fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau population estimates for July 2015, minority babies are now the majority, with 50.2% of U.S. babies less than one being of racial or ethnic minorities. In addition, it’s projected that minorities in the U.S. […]

Approaching Your D&I Assessment The Right Way

The keys to understanding what’s most critical about developing your D&I Assessment are first understanding your own needs. The Role of a D&I Assessment A D&I assessment is a crucial part of a D&I strategy, which should consider multiple aspects and angles of the inclusive workplace. This might include marketplace analysis, examining the supply chain, […]

Understanding Privilege: The Next D&I Challenge

Companies battling it out in competitive markets thrive by engaging with and hiring individuals from all backgrounds. By facilitating greater insights that allow a company to develop stronger connections with their talent and target market, diversity and inclusion in the workplace lay the foundation for greater gains. Yet, diversity in organizations is changing. Not long […]

Understanding Systemic Diversity Issues in Healthcare

With dramatically shifting patient demographics and changing patient composition in the US, we are failing to observe corresponding shifts with physicians and healthcare executives. In the year 2000, census figures reported that the United States comprised of about 20% minorities. Today, minorities represent about 40% of the American population. The population of the US is […]

The Biggest Mistake Companies Make With Diversity Training

Many companies are struggling with diversity training efforts today, addressing the right – and wrong – practices for effective D&I training properly becomes crucial. Any company putting energy behind D&I training headed in the right direction – but they’re barely scratching the surface. Developing a diverse workforce is great – but recognizing the real reasons behind diversity training […]

What Companies Are Getting Wrong About Inclusion

CEOs, owners, general managers, and literally every other job title struggle with the same question – how do we motivate our employees? What makes them tick? Clearly, there are no one-size-fits-all solutions here. When your employees feel connected and engaged, their work performance improves, they miss fewer work days, employee turnover rates decrease, and they […]

Inclusion: Understanding Inclusion at the Workplace and Why It’s Important

As our world evolves, companies must evolve their culture and strategies to meet their objectives. Hence, today’s most successful companies are realizing the benefits of inclusion in the workplace. Empowering people from diverse backgrounds and trains of thought to join the team and share their insight and feedback positions companies to make stronger connections. Simply […]

Cancer Disparities Impacting Minority Patients

I recently came across an article in Axios: “As cancer mortality declines, the gap between rich and poor emerges” which highlights the disparities in cancer rates between different socioeconomic patient groups. Although there is some positive news, mainly related to lower overall cancer mortality rates over the past 25 years, there is still disheartening news […]

The Lack Of Gender Diversity In STEM Fields

STEM and science-based career fields are vital for breakthroughs and advances in medicine, technology, agriculture, transportation, or just about any other facet of our lives. The sciences are the realm that produces all the new technologies and products that impact our daily lives, from vital, life-saving drugs and therapies, to the tablets and mobile devices […]