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Bluegrass SHRM Definition of Diversity - Diversity reflects our commitment as HR professionals and as individuals to embrace and apply the wealth of backgrounds, nationalities, cultures, experiences and viewpoints of our members, business partners and professional acquaintances in pursuit of organizational growth, business success and fulfillment of individual potential.

Bluegrass SHRM Diversity Mission Statement  - We will respect and value our members' individual differences. As we continue to grow and develop, we will fully utilize the talents of every member who wishes to participate in the Bluegrass Chapter of SHRM. As an organization and as individuals, we embrace this opportunity and the responsibility to make it happen.

Diversity News

Diversity & Inclusion Committee Members Needed!

If you are a BGSHRM member and you want to make a difference and impact our community in a positive way, here is your opportunity.  We are looking for volunteers for the Diversity & Inclusion Committee.  The focus will be:

  • Educating our members through content in our quarterly newsletter, The BGSHRM Gazette and dynamic speakers.
  • Planning our first Diversity & Inclusion conference, which will be held in 2020.
  • New ideas are welcome!

If you think you would be interested, or would just like more information please email diversity@bgshrm.org.

 Resource  Link
Equal Employment www.eeoc.gov
Department of Labor www.dol.gov     
Employment Solutions www.employmentsolutionsinc.org
Kentucky Commission on Human Rights www.kchr.ky.gov
Lexington Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission www.lfuchrc.org
Lexington Public Library www.lexpublib.org
Workforce Investment Act www.doleta.gov/usworkForce/WIA/act.cfm
Diverse Workforce Requires Balanced HR Leadership www.workforce.com/articles/diverse-workforce-requires-balanced-hr-leadership
Why a diverse workplace matters hrcouncil.ca/hr-toolkit/diversity-workforce-matters.cfm
Do You Need to Worry About Workforce Diversity? www.halogensoftware.com/blog/do-you-need-to-worry-about-workforce-diversity
The Top 10 Economic Facts of Diversity in the Workplace www.americanprogress.org/issues/labor/news/2012/07/12/11900/the-top-10-economic-facts-of-diversity-in-the-workplace

D&I Panel Discussion  Resources - June 16, 2020

Popular Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Readings

For questions about diversity initiatives, please contact diversity@bgshrm.org.

National SHRM has goals and objectives for chapters to follow. To learn more about SHRM's diversity initiatives or to utilize their Diversity resources, click here.

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