Society for Human Resource Management issued the following announcement on Oct. 27.
SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) has dropped the word “diversity” from the name of its long-running conference, shortening it to simply “Inclusion.” The subtle change represents SHRM’s conviction that inclusion is one of the most essential factors for making diverse workplaces work for all.
“For years, our profession and society have focused on differences. But we’ve all seen the news, and we know: The world is as divided as it’s ever been,” said SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. “We need a new way, and it starts with inclusion. By finding what unites us, rather than divides us, we can make workplaces where employees—of every kind—can come together and thrive.”
The values driving the shift to an inclusion-centric approach will recur as a theme throughout SHRM’s 2019 Inclusion conference, taking place October 28-30 at the New Orleans Marriott.
Highlights will include:
Media: SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., and SHRM Chief Human Resources Officer Sean Sullivan are available for interviews. Contact Cooper Nye of SHRM Media Relations at Cooper.Nye@shrm.org and 248-756-1123 or Rockhelle Johnson at Rockhelle.Johnson@shrm.org and 202-999-9813 to schedule an interview.
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