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HR leaders still committed to DEI in 2024 despite ‘anti-woke’ backlash




In the face of challenges to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, such as the Supreme Court's ruling against affirmative action and a decline in corporate investments, a Forrester report indicates a potential further drop to 20% in DEI spending for 2024. However, a surprising Conference Board survey reveals that none of the 194 polled Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs) plan to scale back DEI initiatives in 2024. Instead, 63% are determined to enhance efforts in attracting a more diverse workforce. Despite legal hurdles, HR leaders express unwavering commitment, emphasizing innovative approaches like skills-based hiring and reevaluating long-standing job requirements to tap into untapped talent pools. The focus remains on maintaining significant commitments to DEI as a crucial and ongoing business effort. Read the full article here: HR leaders say they’re still committed to DEI in 2024 despite the ‘anti-woke’ backlash

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