D&I Weekly News Round Up: Belonging, Racial Bias and more

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about the benefits of a mentoring culture, what belonging actually means, how facial recognition systems fail terribly and how inclusive companies thrived during the Great Recession.

Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Inclusion

Very interesting HBR article about mentoring. Most companies use mentoring programs, but to make sure that women and minorities are fully included, a company-wide mentoring culture could be much more beneficial.

Diversity

And another study about the benefits of D&I efforts. The company Great Place to Work looked at the performance of companies before, during and after the Great Recession and inclusive companies actually thrived during and after the recession.

Racial Bias

A new study from the NIST (a US government institute) looked at facial recognition systems from companies like Microsoft, Intel and Toshiba - and most of the algorithms showed a massive racial bias. Some algorithms were up to 100 times better identifying white faces and falsely matched different non-white people, identifying them as the same person.

Belonging

You have probably heard about “belonging”, a word a lot of companies now use alongside diversity and inclusion. But what does it mean and why are companies using it? And what might be the challenges? Read more here.

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