Addressing World Events at Work

This strange dissonance is something we all encounter. But employers have a unique responsibility to steward the dual reality that we are both people in the world and workers on a team. Toward that end, how should managers and leadership respond in the face of catastrophe? While there’s no one size fits all model, there are best practices for how to engage your team when the world comes knocking at your office door.  

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Willie Jackson
What Comes After Pride

As someone who specializes in building workplaces that are equitable and healthy for LGBTQIA+ people, June is a busy month. My inbox is flush with invitations to happy hours, commemorative dinners and Pose watch parties. For LGBTQIA+ people, Pride Month is the celebration of a community that rarely gets to herald its existence, especially outside of a corporatized, sanitized context. It is also a time to take stock. Pride gives us an opportunity to recognize how far we’ve come and far we have left to go. And the road—especially in the workplace—is long.

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Willie Jackson
A New Perspective for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, ReadySet interviewed Nu Xiong, a Diversity & Inclusion Associate at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Below, Xiong talks about the empowerment of a common identity, why it’s important to bring nuance to conversations about race, and what diversity means for Southeast Asian Americans in tech.

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Willie Jackson
Disability Justice in the Workplace

At work, we often use language and ideas that center the body. These common turns of phrase sometimes use imagery that is close to the actual practice of an activity, but more likely, deviates far from it. Instead of accuracy, workplace metaphors are employed as an attempt to convey meaning to something that is difficult to explain; in other words, they’re a linguistic shortcut.

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Willie Jackson
Why does Ally Skills Training Work?

One of the challenges that DEI firms face is how to explain what we do and how our work is implemented. Is it diversity recruiting? Unconscious Bias workshops? Crisis mitigation? And even experienced practitioners have little insight into the experiences that others have had—both good and bad—as they’ve engaged with this work.

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Willie Jackson
Happy New Year from ReadySet!

2018 was an amazing year for ReadySet, and we wanted to share some updates from HQ and beyond. We launched our new website, added several new members to the team, and couldn’t be more excited about the road ahead. Please enjoy some updates below, and hit reply to let us know what you’re working on and excited about.

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Willie Jackson
Inclusion Tips for Successful Onboarding

For many organizations, the beginning of the year comes with an influx of new hires. And as we all know from personal experience, a new employee’s first few weeks set the tone for their experience with an organization. When deployed effectively, onboarding can be an incredibly powerful way to align new members of your team.

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Willie Jackson