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Leaders want to create a culture of inclusion but often do not know what steps to take. With our clients and partners, Grads of Life consultants produce meaningful insights and research to help employers drive greater equity through strong skills-first talent practices and DEI strategies.
While some may say that DEI training does more harm than good, at Grads of Life we’ve developed four best practices to strengthen the quality and impact of your DEI training.
Raising wages not only has a positive impact on employees, but also results in positive impacts on a business’s bottom line.
As the national nonprofit’s newest Partner, former Booz Allen Hamilton leader Ebony D. Thomas will accelerate Grads of Life’s efforts to help employers adopt skills-first talent strategies.
Walmart Awards $1M to Grads of Life to Drive Greater Measurement and Adoption of Skills-First Talent Practices for Employers
Investment will scale adoption of Grads of Life’s Impact Measurement Framework to help employers consistently track, evaluate and skills-first talent practices
Implementing mentorship and sponsorships programs can be challenging, but the benefits and outcomes typically outweigh the upfront cost and necessary resources.
Bain & Company, OneTen and Grads of Life have co-published a new brief upholding skills-based hiring as a key driver of equity in employment and illustrating its impact at pharmaceutical company Merck.
OneTen has released a pivotal case study in partnership with Cleveland Clinic and Grads of Life, linking skills-based hiring practices to the increased hiring and promotion of Black workers without bachelor’s degrees.
Research from DEI experts at Grads of Life and Bain & Company shows that employers are still in the beginning stages of achieving progress with DEI best practices.
Grads of Life and Markle Foundation Form Trailblazing Partnership to Dismantle Barriers to Accessing the Workforce
Grads of Life and the Markle Foundation will help companies advance racial and economic equity through a skill-based approach to hiring and advancement.
Factoring executive compensation into DEI best practices has the potential to transform how companies approach data tracking, public disclosure and practice implementation broadly.
Grads of Life and AdeptID’s $322,000 grant from WorkRise will fund a study to determine how machine learning models can be used to improve workforce DEI.
Our three-step process supports managers in having difficult conversations around DEI to create solutions that improve company culture and eliminate microaggressions at work.
These five tips can help you deliver feedback in a way that builds trust, develops staff and increases retention without reinforcing stereotypes or harmful norms.
Why quantitative DEI data isn’t enough, and why it’s critical to measure qualitative employee data to advance DEI goals and outcomes.
Bias can show up in unexpected ways during the hiring process. Here’s how a skills-based approach to hiring can change that.
Grads of Life and Bain & Company explore three ways companies can advance their DEI strategy beyond their own four walls.
Representation data is one indicator of the state of DEI at your company, but those DEI data points won’t give you the full context you need to make an informed action plan.
GOL Founder Elyse Rosenblum talks to Fortune about how employers can better retain diverse talent going forward.
As employers increasingly embrace removing four-year degrees, it is imperative that their skills-based hiring efforts are grounded in a holistic DEI strategy.
Grads of Life Founder Elyse Rosenblum was interviewed by The New York Times to discuss the trend of companies shifting to a skills-based approach.
Implementing a skills-based hiring approach can feel daunting at the outset. Grounding your efforts in four simple principles can offer a clear path forward.
Grads of Life expands partnership with OneTen coalition to create pathways for Black talent into careers with family-sustaining wages.
Formal talent pipeline programs can be a transformative recruitment tool. But determining whether your roles would benefit from this approach requires a little groundwork.
America’s legacy of economic racism continues to hurt Black Americans. The private sector has an opportunity to promote equity through targeted upskilling and reskilling initiatives.
The 4 Types of Organizational Leaders: How Leadership Styles Impact Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
Grads of Life’s Dr. Marshaun Hymon sheds light on four leader archetypes, their impact on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts, and actionable steps to accelerate change.
Grads of Life and Bain & Company offer strategies as businesses consider how to begin evaluating the impact of DEI best practices.
Grads of Life directors analyze strategies employers can utilize to ensure their efforts toward implementing DEI best practices are tied to measurable outcomes.
Building equitable hiring practices also means having a universal understanding of certain issues and terms affecting the labor market.
Grads of Life Managing Director, Elyse Rosenblum, discusses her thoughts on the release of GOL and Bain & Company’s new research report around proven diversity, equity and inclusion.
Grads of Life is delighted to announce a $500,000 grant from Walmart to aid in the development of a new impact measurement framework.
Dr. Marshaun Hymon from Grads of Life reflects on how to navigate challenging conversations with diverse talent around race, difference and workplace marginalization.
New research confirms Year Up’s earnings gains as the largest ever reported to date for workforce programs.
Rya Conrad-Bradshaw, Senior Director at Grads of Life, sits down with Jeff Auker from Infosys to discuss their journey to adopting inclusive talent pathways.
Grads of Life reflects on a critical component for successful implementation of DEI best practices that companies often overlook.
Gerald Chertavian, Founder & CEO, Year Up, discusses building career pathways for low income youth through training and employer support.
The Biden Administration Cannot Forget Its Most Critical Partner In Economic Recovery: The Private Sector
Elyse Rosenblum explores the Biden Administration’s opportunity for robust public-private partnership to drive an equitable economic recovery.
Three unavoidable truths about what it really takes to ensure skills-based hiring strategies don’t fall flat in the workplace.
Equity investors have a unique opportunity to drive inclusive employment at scale.
Hear from Grads of Life’s Lara Bach on what it takes to successfully remove degree requirements for skills-based hiring.
Leaders of Year Up and Grads of Life, Gerald Chertavian and Elyse Rosenblum, reflect on the power of advancing racial equity through employment.
Grads of Life Founder Elyse Rosenblum reflects on new corporate initiatives making specific commitments to inclusive employment, and how all employers can learn from them.
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