DEI That Ignores Mental Health Is Doomed

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2020: What an emotional rollercoaster. The ongoing pandemic and civil unrest have combined to create a markedly large number of highs and lows for everyone, most particularly for minority communities. Not to make light of this serious issue, but the current environment does have a silver lining: The events of this year have thankfully pushed concerns around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) front and center for nearly every HR leader.

Sudden Spike in DEI

Though DEI seems like a no-brainer, only 55% of employees agree their organizations have policies that promote diversity and inclusion (D&I), according to Gallup. This is staggering. Clearly, something isn’t working. With the current focus on DEI and the need for mental health support, it’s obvious companies are either:

  • Not equipped and are now in a reactive situation
  • Choosing not to focus on proactive solutions

In either case, trying to bolster existing atomistic programs won’t work. Companies need to really dig deep and focus on their employees and the health of their company. The benefits far outweigh the current strain, even in the climate we find ourselves in.

The state of our mental well-being affects how we feel, react to problems, and cope with the challenges we face on a day-to-day basis. Because we all spend a large majority of our time at work, prioritizing. . .

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