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ICYMI: NHSA’s Recent DEI & HR Peer Councils

June 12, 2023

NHSA Hosts Discussion on Supporting a Multi-Generational Workforce

In May, NHSA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Peer Council met for the second in a series on the challenges and opportunities of navigating a multi-generational workforce. Co-chaired by Monisha Kapila (Founder and Co-CEO, ProInspire) and Victor Valentine (Executive Director, NHSA), participants tackled such issues as changing organizational cultures due to competing priorities among multi-generational workers, the impact of hybrid work environments and best practices for supporting diverse employees with varying approaches to work.

NHSA Hosts Expert Panel to Talk About Recruitment and Living Up to Non-Discrimination Policies

In June, NHSA’s Human Resources (HR) Peer Council, led by NHSA Board Treasurer, Susan Tomlinson Schmidt, welcomed an expert panel featuring Dr. Hassan Abdulhaqq (VP of Talent Acquisition, Development, and Engagement, AHRC Nassau); Naomi Frazier, PHR, SHRM-CP (Chief People Officer, Youth Advocate Programs, Inc.); and Bijan Yaminafshar (National Manager of Employer Partnerships, Upwardly Global).

Among the items discussed were tips on recruitment practices directly combating discrimination and leading to expansive ways to source, hire, and onboard candidates of diverse backgrounds. Some suggestions included hosting informational sessions during the recruitment phase, highlighting current employees that exemplify the organization’s commitment to “culture enrichment” vs. “culture fit”, and setting proper expectations for hiring managers.