Diversity

Honoring Juneteenth in the Workplace
June 9, 2022

Honoring Juneteenth in the Workplace

The Holiday Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Cel-Liberation Day, Second Independence Day, and Emancipation Day, takes place annually on June 19. The holiday is a combination of the words “June” and “nineteenth.” June 19th is to commemorate the end of legal slavery in the United States. It honors the day in 1865 that enslaved Black people in…

The Benefits of LGBTQ+ Inclusive Workplace Education
June 1, 2022

The Benefits of LGBTQ+ Inclusive Workplace Education

In recent years, diversity training has become an important topic in the workplace. As it covers gender, age, and ethnicity, you may wonder why including additional training on LGBTQ+ inclusivity is necessary. To some, these topics may seem commonplace, but it is crucial to make sure that everyone in your company feels heard, valued, and respected. You never know where…

Celebrating and Recognizing Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at PrestigePEO
May 10, 2022

Celebrating and Recognizing Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at PrestigePEO

What is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month? During the month of May, we recognize Asian and Pacific American heritage. AAPI month was first commemorated in 1979 as a week and later expanded to the full month in 1992. Asian and Pacific American is a broad term that refers to the entirety of the Asian continent, the pacific…

Tips for a Successful Work-life Balance
May 2, 2022

Tips for a Successful Work-life Balance

Mental Health Awareness Month began in the United States in 1949 and was started by the Mental Health America (MHA) organization, also known as the National Association for Mental Health. According to youth.gov, “Mental Health Month was established to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans’ lives, and to celebrate recovery from mental illness.” The DEI…

4 Tips on How to Recognize Ramadan Appropriately within Your Organization
April 1, 2022

4 Tips on How to Recognize Ramadan Appropriately within Your Organization

Ramadan will start this year in the evening on Friday, April 1. Ramadan is a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community. It is a very important holiday observed by Muslims around the world. In your workplace, you may have colleagues who are observing Ramadan. When you chat with these team members, it’s important to use inclusive language. You may…

Women’s History Month
March 2, 2022

Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month is a dedicated month to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to United States history. Women’s History Month 2022 will take place from Tuesday, March 1-Thursday, March 31, 2022. The actual celebration of Women’s History Month grew out of a weeklong celebration of women’s contributions to culture, history and society organized by the school district of…

Extend the celebration this month to your every day!
February 4, 2022

Extend the celebration this month to your every day!

Tips for your DEI strategy in honor of Black History Month In honor of Black History Month, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee here at PrestigePEO wanted to bring you some helpful tips for celebrating individuals within your organization, this month, and every month. We hope by providing you with some of the celebratory actions we’re taking, we will inspire…

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 14, 2022

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a social activist and Baptist minister who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. King sought equality and human rights for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged and all victims of injustice through peaceful protest. He was the driving force behind watershed events such as…

EPISODE 29: Steps to Creating a More Diverse, Equal, and Inclusive Workplace Culture
December 14, 2020

EPISODE 29: Steps to Creating a More Diverse, Equal, and Inclusive Workplace Culture

“There is a way to move forward in which everyone can come along for the ride.” Why is it so important for businesses to make a real effort toward offering an inclusive work environment? In this episode of HR in 15, we’re joined once again by Board-Certified career coach and corporate culture consultant, Joy Stephens. Joy’s lifelong passion for social…

EPISODE 28: The Evolution of Diversity in Corporate America with Joy Stephens
November 25, 2020

EPISODE 28: The Evolution of Diversity in Corporate America with Joy Stephens

Diversity In Corporate America – Evolution Of Diversity In The Workplace “How can we make something so inclusive that people ask your employees if you’re hiring? It has to be more than a product or service. It has to be a culture that people want to immerse themselves in.” What makes a business a truly great place to work? Our…