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

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about Sweden using a gender-neutral pronoun, a lab that will make you feel old, Lego’s latest accessibility initiative and how personality assessments might foster bias.

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Caroline Berns 

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Category, topic & hashtags

Inclusion

Interesting read! Some companies are still using personality assessments like Myers-Briggs as part of their recruitment or development programs. There is little evidence that such assessments predict on-the-job performance, but put people into boxes and might lead to hiring and promotion bias.

Gender

A few years ago, Sweden decided to add a third (gender-neutral) pronoun to their language. Since then, people have started using it widely, and according to a recent study, it has changed the culture.

Generation

How does it feel to age? At the MIT AgeLab, researchers are helping to design a world that is more inclusive for older people. Watch the video.

Inclusion

This week Lego announced that they are launching a new accessibility initiative, helping blind or visually impaired users. This initiative has a very touching story behind it, and all started with a little boy and his babysitter.

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