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Research Spotlight

Evidence-Based Solutions for Inclusion in The Workplace: Actions for Middle Managers

While disruptive times often breed uncertainty and a scaling back of investment in workforce talent, research has found that companies that renew their commitment to employee development in a downturn recover more quickly. To help companies create more effective talent management solutions in these unprecedented times, experts at Wharton People Analytics (WPA) and DiversityInc Media, LLC are collaborating to investigate the relationships among diversity and inclusion (D&I) practices and employees’ experiences at work, with a focus on the factors driving feelings of inclusion and belonging in companies today. In addition to sharing insights on which D&I practices “work” and for which desired workplace outcomes, the researchers are also interested in helping companies, particularly employees leading efforts around diversity and inclusion, people management, and analytics, to apply this research to daily workplace settings by providing evidence-based solutions for middle managers.