THE GARDEN

Cultivating a culture of innclusion

Just be you – we like it that way!

Ours is an authentic culture where you can be yourself at work. The way you look, sound, love and think – that’s who you are – and we value that.  We all come from different backgrounds and experiences.  It makes us stronger, more caring and more creative.  And when you feel respected and confident, you have more courage to bring the best of you to work every day.  That’s who WE are and how we will grow TOGETHER.

The Garden: Explained 

"The Garden" was created to serve as a resource for team members and leaders to continue learning and connecting. So why the name?

Why diversity and inclusion matter in the workplace

Diversity, inclusion and equality are all very different components of having a strong workforce.

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What is Juneteenth, and why is it so important?

Let’s Begin…
In the most remote corners of the Confederacy, news of slavery’s end did not come until more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. On June 19, 1865, General Order No. 3 was delivered to the people of Galveston, Texas, officially freeing the last enslaved people in the United States. The Root explores the history and continued significance of Juneteenth.

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5 Ways to Be a More Inclusive Co-worker

Talking about diversity at work is a given these days, but the modern workplace isn’t just about filling an office with people of different races, backgrounds, or identities. Inclusion is the real key, and it’s something that everyone can and should contribute to, even if you’re not a hiring manager or recruiter.

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Featured Assessments

Implicit Bias Assessment – Harvard University

Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition - thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control.

Emotional Intelligence Assessment – Dr. Dana Joseph – UCF

The purpose of this research is to examine the relationship between emotional skills and stress.

How Inclusive Are You?

"Would you consider yourself to be inclusive—someone who brings different people into the conversation, makes sure each person is heard, encourages diverse perspectives, and treats everyone with respect? Assess how well you’re being inclusive and creating an inclusive work environment."
Contact the Diversity Council Task Force here: diversity@holidayinnclub.com

THE GARDEN: EXPLAINED

Within the last year, you’ve heard messages from Tom sharing our organization’s commitment to “create an environment that reflects the change we want to see in the world”. From there, Tom shared four main initiatives to continue the work of creating an inclusive environment. One of which included the launch of Franklin Covey’s Unconscious Bias by the Academy of Learning & Development. The result: 97% leadership participation and conversations that cultivated connections and strengthened our family’s understanding of how to best reduce bias from our decision-making. 

 

To continue this work, “The Garden” was created to serve as a resource for team members and leaders to continue learning and connecting. So why the name? Dr. Jaye Goosby Smith, Associate Professor at The Citadel, explains: 

 

Think about diversity and inclusion as a garden. When you think about the different types of flowers and vegetation that’s planted into a garden, that’s diversity. That includes the different human beings that make up the organization. Now when you think of inclusion, it’s the soil into which those flowers are planted. Inclusion has to do with all of the conditions that make people willing and able to bring their best to an organization to achieve its goals”.  

 

By creating an inclusive space where every team member can thrive and reach their highest potential, the sky is the limit for what we can accomplish together.

 

Feel free to browse our featured articles, assessments, and videos. We will continue to evolve the space to include additional tools and resources.  

 

If you have any questions and additional resources you’d like us to share, please reach out to the Diversity@holidayinnclub.com