“Rather than considering a range of employees, managers often promote those who are most like themselves.
To avoid that outcome, companies should provide training to help managers recognize their biases and get beyond them, said Andrea Denison, a human resources client advocate with outsourcing firm G&A Partners.
Some larger companies, such as Google, bring in speakers from minority groups to help educate employees about the challenges these groups face in the workplace, Denison said.
Small changes can help those whose backgrounds differ from those of their colleagues feel more comfortable.
Denison suggests giving employees floating holidays so those who want to celebrate a holiday that is outside the American mainstream can take off.
Seating arrangements can force personnel to mix with those they don’t work closely with. “It’s hard to dislike someone or a group once you get to know them,” she said.”
“Among the 150 employers in The Denver Post’s Top Workplaces 2018 list, eight listed unlimited paid time off as a benefit. Another eight described their paid time-off policies as “generous” and 16 referenced paid time-off policies as a key benefit for employees.”
“There are a variety of ways to roll out the policy, said Bonnie Scherry, director of corporate human resources at G&A Partners, a HR outsourcing firm.
It can be used to replace vacation, sick and personal days, but it most commonly takes the place of vacation time, Scherry said.”