In our February 2022 free webinar, Purple Ink’s VP of Talent Strategy and Success, Jeremy York, discussed avoiding “colorblindness” and how we can support our people of color at work.
Let’s celebrate February, Black History Month, by talking about how employers can support their people of color. Many employers have taken a “colorblind” approach when it comes to building workplace culture; however, employees are asking to be seen authentically for who they are, and that includes their color and background.
Race- and ethnic-based conversations at work have long created apprehensions about legal and other pitfalls. But why? Why can’t we have a proactive and productive conversation about people of color at work? Is it fear? Disinterest? Ignorance? The world is changing, and we must provide support to people that makes sense for them. So why not talk about what people need to be successful…and that includes people of color.
So join us for a discussion about avoiding “colorblindness” and how we can support our people of color at work. You won’t want to miss it!
Jeremy York is Purple Ink’s Vice President of Talent Strategy and Success and co-author of The JoyPowered® Organization. His expertise in defining and understanding the “big picture” enables him to translate business needs into tangible solutions.
Jeremy has over 20 years of experience in human resource strategy and operations. Holding various HR leadership roles, he has worked with and advised all levels of management on critical business and people-related issues. These items include HR strategy, performance management, strategic planning, talent management and acquisition, leadership, and more. With his guidance, organizations have improved employee relations, increased performance, and developed cultures based on mutual trust and respect.