D&I Weekly News Round Up: Neurodiversity, Inclusion and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about the importance of belonging in the workplace, Google’s “year in search” video, the creative side of ADHD and why the Hallmark Channel faced a lot of criticism this week.

Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Inclusion

Great article about why it is so important for companies to ensure that employees feel that they belong. According to the latest research, employees with higher workplace belonging show significantly higher job performance, fewer absences and better retention.

Neurodiversity

ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is usually described in a negative way, something that needs to be fixed. Very interesting article about the creative side of ADHD and how the thinking style of people with ADHD can lead to innovation.

LGBTQ

The Hallmark Channel, a popular American TV network, got into trouble this week. An advert from Zola, a wedding website service, got pulled after airing because a conservative group complained that it showed two brides kissing. This immediately caused a huge backlash on social media, which then led to the company saying they will reinstate the advert. Read more here.

Diversity

For many years, Google has been publishing the “Year in Search”. This year, the video is all about heroes – especially every-day heroes who are making a difference. Worth watching!

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