Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion
Free Diversity program through University of South Florida https://www.usf.edu/business/certificates/diversity-equity-inclusion/index.aspx
  1. Diversity Recruitment Tips:
  • July 2020: Bias... we hate to admit it but we all have it in some form. When hiring, it's essential that we are aware of it in all shapes and sizes... to find it hiding under that rock or around the corner in the dark and shine a big bright light on it. Success really starts with bias and inclusion training. Sometimes we need help understanding our own personal biases, and when hiring, we often gravitate towards people who think and act similar to us. Here is a free resource you and your teams can use to highlight your own biases, so you can consciously recognize your own judgement patterns, and thereby open the door for more diversity of thought, personalities, and backgrounds from those you are hiring into your teams. https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/


  1. Earn the Employing Abilities @Work Certification

Individuals with disabilities are a high-performing labor force who are facing employment challenges. The SHRM Foundation, in partnership with the Workplace Initiative By Understood, has launched this initiative to strengthen the skills and abilities of professionals to hire, develop, advance and retain individuals with disabilities in their workplace. Read the Press Release

Only 13 percent of workplaces in the U.S. have disability-specific inclusion initiatives according to the 2019 Employing Abilities @Work Research Report. This has led to great misunderstandings about the employability of people living with disabilities and an unemployment rate twice that of the national average.

The Employing Abilities @Work Certificate is designed for human resources professionals and hiring managers. With eLearning content provided by the Workplace Initiative by Understood, the training program dispels myths and highlights opportunities to hire, retain, develop, and advance employees with disabilities in the workplace.

This free, multi-faceted educational program will increase your knowledge and skills to hire, develop, advance and retain individuals with disabilities. By completing the 10 hours of learning associated with this program, you will earn your Employing Abilities @Work Certificate from SHRM, and you may earn 10 professional development credits toward your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP recertification. To learn more or to get started on your certification, visit: https://employingabilities.org/  

  1. Earn the Veterans @Work Certification

With more than 200,000 men and women leaving military service each year, veterans account for about 8% of the civilian population age 18 and older (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics). Many veterans have the skills needed to help address talent shortages, but 55% of veterans still report employment as a top transition challenge. 

As part of SHRM’s Integrating & Engaging Veterans in the Workforce initiative, it will offer a certificate program, to HR professionals who want to demonstrate their commitment to attracting, hiring and retaining veterans in their workplaces. The basis for the content review will be the SHRM Foundation’s new guidebook, which creates a business case for hiring military and veteran candidates. It also includes a resource outline highlighting the importance of HR professionals and hiring managers in transitioning veterans from military service to civilian employment, and evidence-based guidelines for business practice, including case studies. The courses provide information on different aspects of military culture and will better equip HR professionals and employers in hiring, on-boarding and retaining former service members.


The Veterans at Work Certificate requires the completion of five tasks, consisting of two surveys, two learning segments, and a short quiz. You must complete all tasks satisfactorily to earn the certificate as well as to earn 10 professional development credits (PDCs)  if you already hold a SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. To learn more or to get started on your certification, visit: https://psycharmor.org/sign-up/shrm-foundation/?gid=86340&unVr4u_YDW6fM