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Research & Best Practices

Upwardly Global is working with leading companies to identify ways to champion inclusion in our workforce – now, as COVID reshapes the way we work in the short term and as we pivot towards a longer-term conversation about an inclusive recovery.

With support from Accenture, WES’s Mariam Assefa Fund, and O.C. Tanner, we are convening employers to identify ways to champion inclusion in our workforce and to include immigrants and refugees in a broader conversation about the need for diversity, equity and inclusion. The innovation and know-how of our diverse society–including the resilience of immigrants and refugees–are key to building a future-ready economy that will serve all. 

Learn more about our initial insights.

What Corporate America is Saying About How to Realize an Inclusive Recovery

View the executive summary and insights guide from our spring and summer 2020 work and research with corporate leaders around what it will take to center equity, diversity, and inclusion as we rebuild our economy post-COVID.

This work has evolved into an invitation-only Roundtable with major corporate partners committed to breaking down barriers for immigrant inclusion and building a more equitable post-COVID recovery. We are excited to take the next concrete step in building a more equitable workforce and economy with you, and unlocking the potential of immigrant and refugees. Contact our Employer Partnership Team at epteam@upwardlyglobal.org for more information.


Our full report is also broken down into smaller, component research pieces.

Employer Inclusion & Diversity – Market Research & Interview Summary 
We lay out the business case for the inclusion of immigrant and refugee professionals into the workforce, unpack current diversity tracking metrics, explore best practices in diversity and inclusion broadly, take stock of learning from inclusion efforts of other underrepresented groups, and make the case that specific efforts need to be taken for immigrant and refugee professionals. 

Immigrant and Refugee Job Seeker Journey Map
Follow the journey of an immigrant professional to understand their unique challenges and experience the ups & downs of their job search process and career progression

Corporate Challenges & Needs
Discover the challenges corporations face in the inclusion of immigrant and refugee professionals and what companies are asking for to better include this resilient talent pool. 

Immigrant and Refugee Job Seeker COVID-19 Impacts
Learn about COVID-19’s impact on the immigrant and refugee professionals in UpGlo’s program.

Corporate COVID-19 Impacts
Read what we are hearing from corporations about the challenges and opportunities arising from COVID-19.

New York Design Thinking Session – Insights
Discover the top insights that arose from the New York Design Thinking Workshop conducted on April 7, 2020 — with leading NY-based companies. The areas of focus include: Creating an Inclusive Culture, Navigating Workforce Uncertainty Through an Inclusive Lens, and Inclusive Upskilling Opportunities

San Francisco Design Thinking Sessions – Insights
Discover the top insights that arose from the San Francisco Design Thinking Workshop conducted on April 24, 2020 — with leading CA-based companies. The areas of focus include: Creating an Inclusive CultureNavigating Workforce Uncertainty Through an Inclusive Lens, and Inclusive Upskilling Opportunities

Resources for Hiring Refugees & Immigrants – Webinar
This webinar from our partner Mathison provides promising practices from the field in hiring and championing the skills of immigrant and refugee professionals.

Our Partners

We thank the following companies for sharing their feedback and perspectives in building this body of work:

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