With diversity and inclusion top of mind, the Staffing Word of the Week is ‘affirmative action’


Diversity and inclusion have been top of mind in the US. Affirmative action is one way to assist disadvantaged groups and it is this week’s Staffing Word of the Week.

SIA’s Lexicon of staffing terms defines it as a “legal policy of favoring workers who are members of a disadvantaged group that currently suffers or historically has suffered from discrimination within a culture in securing employment or a promotion.”

The full definition is online.

SIA’s Lexicon includes definitions of numerous other workforce ecosystem terms and is available online for free.