On this podcast, Littler Mendelson employment attorney Cindy-Ann Thomas, co-chair of the firm's EEO & Diversity Practice Group, joins XpertHR Legal Editor David Weisenfeld for a deep dive into diversity and inclusion issues. "Diversity is really not the problem for most employers, it's inclusion," said Thomas. This means taking a good, hard look at the organization's systems and practices.
Nonetheless, Thomas noted that it is important for employers to ensure their interviewing panels are diverse. Otherwise, she asserted, "You end up with a team of mini-me's."