Pragmatic Solutions to Achieve Pay Equity
Your organization is committed to equal pay and a diverse workforce but has not fully achieved either. You are not alone. Many organizations are working towards these, as yet, elusive goals. EPN employer’s consulting will help. EPN Equitable and Inclusive Packages will 1) train, 2) find where you have steps in processes that are susceptible to bias or assume equality already exists and recommend solutions, and because it is easier to change processes than people 3) implement improvement by creating checks and balances against the inevitable – employees with conscious or unconscious bias.
You’ve spent thousands even millions of dollars on programs to have management and leadership embrace equity, diversity, and inclusion. After 40 years of diversity training, the data is mixed on its effectiveness. More importantly, representation of women, people of color, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ community have not come close to proportionate levels of their presence in society. Women are 51% of US population yet only 25 of the CEOs at Fortune 500 companies. Nearly 15% of the US population is black but only 4 Fortune 500 CEOs are. And let’s face it, that is the true test of the effectiveness. Does your company’s leadership look like the world we live it or does it look like the Mad Men leadership team?
Time to take a new approach. Let’s acknowledge that somewhere in your company are people making decisions who have biases. Instead of trying to change them, let’s protect all employees by creating checks and balances to minimize and eliminate biased (conscious and unconscious) decisions. Conversely, the laudable assumption that the working world is equitable impacts achieving equality. Both bias and this laudable yet incorrect assumption need to be addressed to reach your goals.
Equitable and Inclusive Onsite Training for Corporate Leadership, Human Resources, and Diversity and Inclusion Professionals
Learn to look at your hiring, promotion, and compensation processes in a whole new light. Find the hidden vulnerabilities that are preventing you from achieving your desired goals of equal pay and representation in leadership. The training will review your current processes for:
By the end of the training, you and your team will know how to defend against those hurdles uncovered with adjustments for the inequities that exist outside your organization and checks and balances for potential threats from within your organization. in process and new checks and balances.
Equitable and Inclusive Audit Review and Recommendations
Hiring, promotion, and compensation processes are core to the EPN Equitable and Inclusive Strategic Offensive Review.
Using experience and the latest research, Equitable and Inclusive Review will find the steps within your current processes that would benefit from adjusting for the inequities that exist outside your organization and checks and balances for potential threats from within your organization. This protects your company from unnecessary liability while improving the career and contribution potential of the underrepresented demographics in leadership and uncover roadblocks to pay equity. Included in the review are the documented and informal procedures of:
A detailed report of the vulnerabilities discovered and proposals on eliminating, adding, and altering every vulnerable step discovered within your hiring, promotion, and compensation processes to minimize bias and maximize equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Consultations begins with a kick off meeting with key personnel. At the end of the process you will have another onsite meeting to review the recommendations in the final report. The report will give actionable recommendations that will range from immediate no-cost self implementation changes to more long-term process checks and balances.
Equitable and Inclusive Strategic Offensive Implementation
Some of the advice in the Equitable and Inclusive Strategic Offensive Review and Recommendations package will be easily done based on the detailed instructions in the report delivered. You may decide to outsource or have additional guidance in the implementation of other recommendations. Implementation will be customized to your needs.