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Businesses should build DEI into their mission, says employment culture expert

Stephen Paskoff, the president and CEO of the training company ELI, was a guest on Friday's edition of "Closer Look." He discussed how the push for more diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace can either drive results or resistance.
Stephen Paskoff, the president and CEO of the training company ELI, was a guest on Friday's edition of "Closer Look." He discussed how the push for more diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace can either drive results or resistance.
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Stephen Paskoff, the president and CEO of the Atlanta-based training company Employment Learning Innovations (ELI), says employers often make the mistake of not linking diversity, equity and inclusion to their organization’s mission, vision and values.

Paskoff, an author whose writings have focused on workplace compliance and professional operations, was a guest on Friday’s edition of “Closer Look.”

He talked with program host Rose Scott about his commitment to fairness and how the push for more diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace can either drive results or resistance.

“Treat people like citizens of an organization, with rights of citizenship in terms of how they are engaged, treated, managed and advanced,” explained Paskoff.

To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.