PSEG Launches New Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Report, Showcases Initiatives That Drive Workplace Change and Create Readiness for Workforce of the Future

PSEG has reinforced its commitment to support stakeholders confront bias and promote equity with the launch of its first-ever Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) report. The report highlights the company’s Inclusion for All strategy, as well as its progress toward building a culture that respects and celebrates the diversity of its workforce; recruiting, developing and retaining diverse talent; and being a positive force for the many unique communities it serves. Recognizing PSEG’s accomplishments across environmental, social and governance (ESG) measures, PSEG also was recently named one of America’s Most Responsible…

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IPA agency staff numbers stabilise as ethnic diversity level increases

The IPA has published its 2021 Agency Census revealing that overall staff numbers within IPA agency membership stabilised in 2021, in comparison with the considerable drop in numbers measured in the 2020 Census. Concurrently the level of ethnic diversity increased by almost 20% year-on-year. According to the IPA Agency Census, now in its 62nd year, the number of employees within IPA member agencies on 1 September 2021 was 22,062, down 0.6% on the 2020 figures of 22,188. This is markedly more stable than the 10.8% drop in staffing levels measured…

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Businesses must take a holistic view of diversity to truly embed real change, the McKenzie-Delis Review warns

While some of the UK’s biggest companies are increasing their focus on workforce diversity and inclusion, many have barely begun to embed real change on areas such as sexual orientation, race and disability, the McKenzie-Delis Review finds. The annual review – conducted in partnership with IPSOS and supported through strategic partner KPMG – is the largest of its kind in the UK with 89 companies participating this year. It measures 10 facets of workplace diversity and inclusion (D&I) beyond gender and ethnicity, helping companies assess sexual orientation, disability, age, religion,…

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WFA launches guide to diversity and representation in media planning and buying

WFA has launched a guide to tackling diversity and representation issues in the media planning and buying process, covering issues ranging from inclusive audience planning to measuring success. Developed by the WFA Diversity Task Force with the support of GARM – the Global Alliance for Responsible Media, Diversity & Representation: Focus on Media Planning and Buying highlights four key areas where bias can occur and proposes questions and approaches that can be used to ensure progress. It also pulls together key resources that can be used to tackle any gaps or…

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65% of US consumers expect brands to promote diversity and inclusion in online advertising but 53% do not feel fully represented

A year on from the release last year of WARC’s Guide to brand activism in the Black Lives Matter era, WARC’s just-launched Spotlight US measures industry DEI progress, and what it takes to maintain momentum. Cathy Taylor, US Commissioning Editor, WARC, says: “There is so much work to be done towards DEI in the marketing industry that the subject needs continued commitment and revisiting. Whether the issue is hiring and retaining talent, or how consumers respond to ads that feature diverse portrayals, the underpinnings of the argument for diversity – both…

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