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An inclusive and diverse workplace not only increases resilience, enhances innovation, improves hiring and retention, and elevates an organization’s public image – it can help employers better reflect and respond to their consumers and the communities they serve. But when an employer tries to update its inclusion, equity, and diversity (IE&D) program or readjust its objectives, it can run into unexpected legal or practical roadblocks, or experience unanticipated reactions from employees or other constituencies. Littler has helped numerous employers at every stage of the process, designing IE&D programs, reviewing and revising them, and defending them if and when challenged in court.
We work with clients first to understand where they are on their IE&D journey, and we then craft counseling and/or training based on the organization’s specific IE&D needs. Littler spearheads IE&D initiatives from design through execution, resulting in counseling and training that is precise, practical, and persuasive.
Uniquely positioned in employment law and cross-cultural capabilities, Littler possesses an exceptional ability to respond to the human resource challenges of an ever-evolving workforce. We are more than respected IE&D consultants. We have years of experience helping employers navigate through the legal, cultural, and public relations issues that can complicate IE&D efforts in the U.S., and across the globe. Littler helps companies hire and retain employees across a breadth of cultures and backgrounds without resorting to unlawful quotas or otherwise adopting problematic practices.
We focus on the practical issues that resonate with executives, other management leaders, and employees – improving communications, enhancing leadership skills, avoiding conflicts, expanding brand recognition, enhancing community engagement, and limiting the potential for liability.
Some of the projects we partner with our clients on to help them reach their IE&D objectives include:
Counseling and Advice
Program Development and Implementation
Analytics and Assessments
State and Federal Agency Reporting and Compliance
Crisis Management and Communication
Globalizing IE&D Initiatives
Littler is proud of the in-person and online diversity training programs we provide employers. They are among the most extensive labor and employment law training systems available for companies today. We offer workshops for executives, managers, and rank-and-file employees, in-house presentations and online briefings that address the cutting-edge issues required for hiring and retaining a diversified workforce.
In our post-COVID-19 virtual world, Littler has dedicated more to educational resources for businesses than any other law firm. Our curriculum is developed by a team with backgrounds in diversity consulting, unconscious bias, leadership and performance management, and instructional design – qualities that are vital in understanding human behavior and how people get along in the workplace.
Some of the educational workshops we design and deliver to employees at all organizational levels include:
Supporting an inclusive, equitable, and diverse culture requires ongoing attention – particularly as both your talent corps and business dynamics evolve. At Littler, we pledge to meet you wherever you are on your company’s IE&D journey, and we will partner with you to achieve those goals in a robust and legally compliant way.
The Littler Inclusion, Equity & Diversity Podcast features conversations related to the human resource challenges of an ever-evolving workforce.
With more than 25 diversity and inclusion-specific videos available, Littler offers both stand-alone and package pricing for clients looking to supplement their in-house, facilitator-led training initiatives. Scenarios cover a wide range of workplace challenges and opportunities around which learners can dialogue. We also have the resources to produce customized video vignettes.