The Business Case For DEIB with Jennifer Morris

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In this HRchat episode, we ask: why is the business case for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) more important than ever and how can HR pros and leaders get it right?

Our guest today is Jennifer Morris, an expert in the fields of Diversity, Inclusion, Leadership, and Talent Development. She works with a wide range of clients, helping them understand the value of diverse talent and then designing and implementing strategies to achieve it.

Jen’s research and writing have been published by Forbes, HR Magazine, HR Director magazine, the International Labour Organization, Business Disability Forum, Fairplay Talks, and Diversity Q.

Questions Include:

  • You're a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD. For our audience in the US and Canada, can you talk a little about CIPD and the work it does to improve the HR field in the UK and elsewhere?
  • Tell us about Hult EF and how it helps HR pros and leaders
  • Why add the B (belonging) to DEI?
  • You have recently worked with Hult EF on creating a new report, DEIB In Action. Can you tell us a little about the report?
  • Why is the business case for DEIB more vital than ever?
  • Why is DEIB so challenging?
  • What common pitfalls do you see coming up when organizations are getting started on their DEIB journey?
  • What practical actions can organizations take?
  • Role of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) in strategizing and implementing DEIB initiatives?
  • How can we connect with you and learn more about Hult EF and the DEIB in Action Report?

More About Jennifer Morris

Throughout her corporate career, Jen worked in a breadth of industries, both in the UK and globally. She has held senior roles and worked in complex environments, so is attuned to the challenges her clients face.

Jen is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, has an MA in People Development and a BA Dual Hons in Business and Human Resources. She holds a Diploma in Executive Coaching, is a registered member of the British Psychological Society and is a qualified practitioner in a range of psychometric tools.

Jen is an advocate of intersectional inclusion and is passionate about creating a working world that is free from barriers, for all. She has a specialist interest in the lived experience of employees with disabilities and lives with three non-visible disabilities herself.

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