Friends with Employee Benefits & HR

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Summary

Simone Morris, CEO of Simone Morris Enterprises, LLC and Career/Inclusion Strategist, joins us on the podcast to discuss diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace. We originally recorded this episode a few months back but had the opportunity to sit down again with Simone to address the recent events that have brought stark racial inequalities to the forefront of the conversation. The first half of this episode we cover questions such as - what types of conversations need to be had in the workplace? who should be facilitating these necessary but uncomfortable conversations? what can organizations do to best support their black and brown employees? And stick around for the second half of the episode to better understand why a D&I policy is so essential and what strategies HR can leverage to be more effective when it comes to inclusion.

Show Notes

In light of recent national events that have brought stark racial inequalities to the forefront of the conversation, organizations everywhere are navigating and facilitating unfamiliar discussions between leadership, employees and customers. How an organization chooses to handle this situation will have a direct impact on the workforce and define organizational culture as a whole.

To bring light to this conversation, we were fortunate enough to have Simone Morris, CEO of Simone Morris Enterprise LLC, join us on the podcast to discuss diversity and inclusion in the workplace. She brings her wealth of knowledge from her career as an award-winning diversity and inclusion leader, to discuss with Jeff what types of conversations need to be had, who should be leading the charge on those discussions, and what organizations can do to best demonstrate their support for diversity and inclusion. The second-half of the episode covers the power behind a D&I strategy and how HR can help influence a more inclusive culture. A must-listen-to episode.

First Half of Episode - Most recent conversation with Simone regarding how the current events are impacting conversations in the workplace
Second Half of Episode - Conversation around diversity and inclusion in the workplace recorded a few months back

About Simone Morris

Simone Morris is an award-winning diversity and inclusion leader, consultant and speaker committed to diversifying the workplace, and training women and emerging leaders to take true leadership positions in all aspects of their lives. Ms. Morris serves as a pro-bono coach for the Stand Beside Them non-profit organization providing career coaching to those returning from the Military. She is also a supporter of the Women’s Mentoring Network, providing scholarships for their clients to attend her retreats and workshops to improve their lives.

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Music By: Colin Cross Music 

What is Friends with Employee Benefits & HR?

The podcast that tackles trending topics in the employee benefits and HR world… and hopefully entertains along the way. Tune in biweekly to stay informed of the latest trends and industry insights to help you develop an exceptional workplace.