Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

A Guide for Organizations and Professionals


Diverse team of employeesHistoric and recent events have shined a light on current inequities and injustices related to diverse workers. These events have required organizations and employees to take notice and address the problem of racism and inequities head on.

SIOP members and organizational partners have been studying diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) for many years.  I-O Psychologists specialize in understanding human behavior at work and creating evidence-based practices to help organizations and workers thrive. A collection of resources, backed by I-O science, to help organizations, leaders, and employees address DEI topics across the talent lifecycle can be found below. 

Also, this year SIOP, in partnership with the National Academy of Human Resources, released the resourceDiversity, Equity and Inclusion: Perspectives from Chief Human Resources Officers and Academic Researchers summarizing key interviews with Chief Human Resource Officers (CHROs), Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs), and Scholars who conduct research in the areas of Diversity & Inclusion providing their perspectives on issues organizations face related to providing equal access to key opportunities, increasing diversity in leadership roles, and creating an environment of trust and belonging – particularly among people of color. Businesses seeking expert assistance in DEI topics to help their organizations and employees can find an I-O psychology professional in the  SIOP Consultant Locator.

Leveraging I-O Science to Address DEI in Organizations:

Personality Assessment

Managing Unconscious Bias During Interviews

Salary Equity

Achieving Equality and Inclusion Through Civility Training

Leadership & Development:
BRAVE Conversations About Race 

On Sept. 8, 2020 SIOP members Enrica Ruggs and Derek Avery provide frameworks for organizations and individuals to use in discussing race in the program BRAVE Conversations About Race, which was presented by MIT Sloan Management Review.

The Role of Allies in Organizations (Video)

Additional Resources:

SIOP Stands Against Racism 

SIOP Diversifying I-O Psychology Program

Recommendations for Accessible Classrooms and Workplaces


From the Learning Resources for Practitioners (LRP) Committee:
Do you have expertise to share to help practitioners and the larger business community address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in workforce contexts? Feel free to contact Heather Gordon from the Learning Resources for Practitioners Committee at Heather.Gordon@summitleadership.com to discuss your idea and submission details. Thanks!