Enduring Principles of Human Equity: One Company’s Success Story

July 24, 2020 By Stan Sewitch and Dr. Hei-ock Kim Nine years ago, WD-40 Company implemented a systematic approach to increase diversity in the company. Today, employees thrive in an environment where inclusive practices and fair opportunities to succeed are firmly entrenched in the company culture. Five key elements contribute to this environment: intention, continual self-evaluation, strategic principles, education and …

SNAPSHOT SAN DIEGO

July 1, 2018 By Hei-ock Kim The Kim Center for Social Balance interviewed 30 for-profit employees to examine aspects of workplace culture that obstruct women’s success, specifically in San Diego. We learned that progress toward gender equity is NOT happening organically. Both men and women still perpetuate misconceptions and unexamined beliefs about women. Those biases permeate our workplace cultures and …

Include gender equity in your Covid-19 response strategy to maintain retention

April 20, 2020 By Hei-ock Kim As a company leader, you may be tempted to move gender equity to the back burner until some unscheduled point “after the pandemic.” Before you finalize your decision, consider at least these two scenarios being played out all over the country that can directly impact your retention rate. Lila is the primary caregiver for …

Kim Center speaks with Manpower West

Kim Center for Social Balance April 4, 2018 By Hei-ock Kim Manpower West is San Diego’s fourth largest for-profit employer, providing staffing solutions and skills training since 1977. Owners Mel Katz and Phil Blair were recently honored by the Women’s Museum of California for promoting women in workplace leadership. I sat down with Phil to talk about his perspective of …