How to Address Workforce Mobility Challenges By Stimulating ‘Forward Momentum’

Although discussions about the economic impact of systemic racism and how it affects people of color (POC) have become more “mainstream,” the disparities in job mobility and income remain.

According to recent research by Harvard Business Review, the difference in wages between POC workers and their white counterparts is approximately $220 billion. The disparity has a widespread effect on the broader POC community and helps perpetuate the intergenerational mobility gap that, in turn, denies families the ability to overcome poverty.

What can HR professionals and employers do to address the mobility gap to ensure that POC have the same opportunities as other workers?

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