Humanidei News Archives

The DEI journey: Listen and learn

The DEI journey: Listen and learn

What does it mean to be “woke”? Merriam-Webster defines it as slang and means, “to be aware of and actively attentive to the important facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice).”  As [...]

Three steps closer to inclusive hiring

Three steps closer to inclusive hiring

When Humanidei assumed leadership of O’Rourke & Associates--- a longtime credit union executive recruiting firm—I asked the recruiting team to ensure there was at least one woman and one person of color in [...]

Sexual harassment still exists

Sexual harassment still exists

 The recent sexual harassment allegations against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo provide clear examples of how not to be an inclusive leader. His response is demonstrative of a person who—at a minimum—has not [...]

Coming to terms with the white moderate

Coming to terms with the white moderate

When leaders commit to diversity, equity, and inclusion, they must start with deep self-reflection. It is not uncommon for someone to disavow racism or reject gender discrimination. It is less common to understand what it [...]

What’s in your DEI business case?

What’s in your DEI business case?

If your credit union has made a statement of commitment to DEI, but now find yourself wondering what comes next, it’s time to make the business case for specific actions. As credit unions wrap [...]

Want inclusion? Stop cancel culture

Want inclusion? Stop cancel culture

Perfection should not be a prerequisite to anything in life. If we were required to already have achieved mastery before pursuing a new endeavor, growth would be impossible. How often though, in today’s cancel [...]

Most of your employees are not okay

Most of your employees are not okay

According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 40% of U.S. families include children under the age of 18. With employment rates of the heads of households of those families [...]

Do not outsource DEI

Do not outsource DEI

“Why do you have to bring in someone from another place to talk to me? You are my neighbor. Why didn’t you just introduce yourself?” It was a conversation that left me stunned, and [...]

Now is our time to win the war for talent

Now is our time to win the war for talent

You can’t interview candidates face-to-face … It isn’t clear how deep this recession will go … In-person training opportunities are no longer available … What a perfect time to build your team! For years, credit unions [...]