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Actions speak louder : a step-by-step guide to becoming an inclusive workplace

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  • 658.3008 S61741 (CEN, OSH)

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First edition.

Publication Information

New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2022]

Physical Description

xxiii, 279 pages ; 22 cm


"Actions Speak Louder is step-by-step guide for managers, DEI leaders, and individuals looking to creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces. DEI consultant Deanna Singh provides a blueprint for leaders and teams that includes step-by-step instructions for: gaining buy-in from stakeholders at all levels of the company for DEI initiatives; designing and implementing inclusive policies, from writing job advertisements to conducting performance reviews; and training DEI trainers"--


  • Part I: Personal development. Use your privilege: identifying your workplace privileges
  • Check yourself: Diversifying your business thinking
  • Build a bridge: making the case for DEI
  • Part II: Organizational development. Recruiting: "Minorities just don't apply here"
  • Hiring: "This is a no-brainer"
  • Onboarding: "Look who's hanging with the boys!"
  • Retention: from poaching to coaching
  • Mentoring: Share the view
  • Meetings: "These kinds of meetings are everything"
  • Performance reviews: "Answers from the void"
  • Next steps: Personalizing your DEI approach
  • Actions speak louder
  • Appendix A: Part I exercises
  • Appendix B: Part II discussion guide.

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