Human Resources

Gartner Glossary

Affirmative Action

Affirmative action is a set of policies that aim to create equal opportunity for members of an underrepresented group. The goals of affirmative action policies are to reduce inequities in employment, education and income between demographic groups and to promote diversity in the workplace. Affirmative action laws vary widely by region and remain a subject of legal and political controversy.

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Top 5 Priorities for HR Leaders in 2021

Gartner surveyed more than 800 human resources leaders across 60 countries and all major industries to identify HR trends and assess HR priorities and expected challenges for 2021. Discover the top five initiatives chief human resource officers and HR professionals are prioritizing in 2021.