With diversity and inclusion at the top of everyone’s minds this month, we’ve curated 5 new reads to help you innovate ways to tackle this issue at your organization.

1. You Call it: HR Best Practices or HR Biased Practices?

Gabby Burlacu, Workforce

Why we picked this for you: Many HR best practices were designed decades ago for a workforce that was more homogenous than it is today with fewer women and minorities. There’s a good chance these traditional HR “best practices” might actually be hurting the productivity of your workforce.

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2. Diversity Training Should Focus on Acceptance, Not Shaming

Ave Rio, Chief Learning Officer

Why we picked this for you: We should rethink diversity and inclusion training so it’s not just about raising awareness, but also teaching the skills and practices to change behavior. If white males feel blamed or shamed by the training, then that can be a problem too.

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3. Stop Hiring for Cultural Fit, and Start Hiring for Cultural Fitness

Gustavo Razzetti, Talent Management and HR

Why we picked this for you: Hiring for cultural fit forces new employees to conform and smothers different points of view. It also stunts the ability of your organization to be dynamic, think out of the box, and go off in new directions.

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4. Can Data Solve Employers’ Compensation Headache?

Kathryn Moody, HR Dive

Why we picked this for you: Pay inequities are rooted in deeper social issues making employers often feel powerless against it. So how can you begin to fix bias at your company? Start with the real numbers.

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5. What 11 CEOs Have Learned About Championing Diversity

Stephanie K. Johnson, Harvard Business Review

Why we picked this for you: Diversity initiatives have more success if they start at the top. Here are best practices from 11 leading CEOs on the diversity front.

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