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An increasing number of organizations—from private companies to the U.S. military—want their workforces to represent a wide range of backgrounds and characteristics. These can include differences in race, ethnicity, gender, class, ideology, age, physical and mental/cognitive abilities, and sexual orientation. RAND conducts empirical research to help leaders clearly define diversity, develop rigorous metrics to support that definition, and design and apply accountability systems.

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    Seven Ways to Build a Truly Equitable DEI Strategy

    Despite growth in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) roles worldwide, not much has changed with the power structure in DEI spaces, which still center on the C-suite and tend to be populated with groups that are less knowledgeable on research in DEI. Here are seven strategies for building a more-equitable DEI program.

    Aug 1, 2022

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    Developing a Pipeline of Diverse Talent into the Public Sector

    Public-sector agencies, schools, and community organizations could attract more diverse and talented workers by articulating leadership commitment to recruiting from underrepresented groups, communicating the benefits of public-sector careers, and improving awareness of jobs and internships.

    Nov 16, 2021

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