This week, we explore four ways to tackle unconscious bias at a team level, learn more about how far we’ve come towards diversity and inclusiveness, hear how to build an effective mentorship program, and look at new features rolled out by Betterworks that cut down your time identifying future leaders and enhance your ability to digest feedback.  

This week’s growth quote:

“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.”

Diane Ackerman

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A New Way to Combat Bias at Work

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If you’re overwhelmed trying to extinguish unconscious bias at your company, listen to this podcast. While difficult to stamp out at a company level, according to Joan Williams, director of the Center for WorkLife Law, it’s easier for individual managers to get rid of bias in their teams. She shows you how to interrupt bias in four key areas, including hiring. 

Mentoring Has Many Benefits, But You Can’t Leave It to Chance

TLNT

Like most things in life, successful mentoring relationships don’t appear out of nowhere. If you’d like senior employees to nurture junior staff, you have to commit to a formal program rather than hope for the best. This article shows you how. Being clear about objectives, goals, and milestones will put you on a strong path. 

Diversity and Inclusion: How Far Have We Come Since 2010?

HR Zone

Diversity and inclusion initiatives have had mixed results, which should be expected when tackling a systemic issue. For example, in the U.K. only 17% of executives in consulting are women, but on the other hand, the number of women on boards of FTSE 100 companies increased by almost 20%. Read more to learn from the successes and failures of D&I initiatives.   

Introducing Calibration and Feedback Summary from Betterworks

Betterworks

Betterworks has launched new features that save you time when you have to identify talent and digest feedback given about an employee. The new Calibration feature cuts time spent in calibration meetings by making prep and follow-ups easier, while the Feedback Summary gives a snapshot of all an employee’s feedback from overtime.

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