Unsure about what steps to take to show your commitment to fight racism? Start by talking.
“A lot of companies are concerned with ‘What action can I take?’ [Talking] is a good starting point. Just talking can spark change,” says Alyssa Hagan, associate director of internal communications & engagement at Encompass Health, the nation’s largest post-acute provider of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health and hospice agencies.
“Encouraging dialogue is the easiest action a leader can take right now,” she said. “Lead by example.”
Encompass Health’s President and CEO Mark Tarr interviewed the chief compliance officer and national director of employee relations and inclusion, both African American, about their experience with racism personally and professionally, and asked what the Company can do to help. It’s the first in a series of videos on the topic.