It’s time for equality for all, across every area of society. That’s why SHRM has introduced Together Forward @Work
, a call to action to bring racial equity to the workplace
—the place we know best and have served the longest. And a place where we, our members, and our business community
can bring our unique professional talents to stand together against all forms of social injustice.
EQUITY IS A JOURNEY The issues may be obvious, but the solutions are complex. So we’re in this for the long haul. This will be a sustained, multi-faceted platform:
1. Original Research. See the current state of American
workers’ viewpoints on racial inequity in the workplace. It’s the first of much more data to come.
2. Blue Ribbon Commission on Racial Equity. A coalition
of top business executives and academics from both within and outside HR to drive actions and solutions.
3. Ongoing Learning, Conversations, and Collaboration.
If we can work and learn together, we can address this issue together. Get conversation starters below around racial equity and inclusion in your workplace. The resources here are open to all, not just our members, and more will be added frequently
to help you take action.
How will you create racial equity in your workplace? Will you make changes to hiring and recruitment practices? Increase employee education around unconscious bias and respectful dialogue? Celebrate diversity through cultural events? Or maybe you’ll commit to community partnerships for marginalized groups in your neighborhood.
By a show of hands, take the pledge:
1. Write your commitment or “I pledge” on your hand. 2. Take a photo of it. 3. Share to Twitter or Instagram with your commitment in the caption, plus #TogetherForwardAtWork (and