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Diversity and inclusion in employment

The employment arena is crucial for improving intergroup relations in Israeli society, and diversity and inclusion there create immense possibilities for employees and employers to realize personal and organizational objectives. To increase equality, diversity and inclusion at workplaces requires changes in perceptions, emotions and behaviors – among employers, workers, and applicants.

Our work in the area of employment is intended to influence both employers and job seekers, hence we work with partners who have broad influence in the field. We develop interventions and tools and train hundreds of general and human resource managers in dozens of companies to help them implement diversity and inclusion in practice: locating, recruiting and absorbing workers from diverse groups and adopting inclusive management practices.

The interventions and training we offer

In the field of diversity in employment we offer interventions, training, diagnostic processes and metrics, as well as practical tools for the various phases in the employment life cycle:

  • Inclusion study, mapping the organizational situation regarding the inclusion of different groups;

  • Consulting and accompaniment for diversity and inclusion programs;

Workshops on:

o    Diversity and inclusion – the basics
o    locating candidates
o    diverse recruitment
o    optimal absorption
o    managing a diverse staff
o    fair evaluation and feedback
o    communicating organizational messages
o    promoting diversity and inclusion
o    coping with periods of crisis in relations (such as security-related tension)

To see all the workshops and activities offered by the Employment

Social psychological infrastructures and models

Models developed at aChord conceptualize and describe the connection between social psychological theory and practice. These models form the basis for our work in the employment field.

The inclusive organization model

aChord's model for the inclusive organization rests on literature in social psychology that deals with inclusion and describes the social psychological elements of individual experience in the organization.

The model is accompanied by valid indices and enables organizations to diagnose the challenges before them, along with their often unrecognized strengths, in the context of diversity and inclusion. Based on the model, a targeted intervention plan to promote inclusion can be devised for the organization in those areas where diversity and inclusion are found to be insufficient. The model includes four components of inclusion from the perspective of individual consciousness: belonging, voice, fairness and tolerance.


The tolerance component expresses the extent to which employees conduct themselves in a tolerant manner toward others, and the extent that employees from diverse groups feel that they are respected, accepted and treated with tolerance.


The fairness component expresses the extent to which the organization is perceived as fair by its members: the degree to which employees sense that the organization is working to promote fairness and to create equal opportunity for workers from all social groups employed there.


The voice component expresses the degree to which employees feel comfortable expressing themselves and making their voice heard: speaking in organizational forums; expressing their opinions and ideas authentically, even when contrary to the majority position; expressing, their unique group identity in the organizational space, including through their dress, language, and cultural customs. The voice component is affected by the individual's degree of security and comfort in the organizational space, which is affected by the perception of the norms and messages that the individual registers.


The belongingness component expresses the degree to which employees feel and view themselves as an integral part of the organization. In social psychological terms, belongingness is related to their degree of identification with the collective organizational identity, including: identification with organizational values, interpersonal connections with others in the organization, and the significance of the organizational identity in their self-perception.

Model for addressing relations during periods of tension and escalation

The reality is Israel is replete with situations of conflict between different groups, also in times of escalation usually accompanied by extensive media coverage and extremist discourse on social media. This reality requires thoughtful management of relations in mixed teams. In response to the need on the part of employers, we developed a model describing the psychological infrastructure of different ways in which people experience stress during periods of intensifying intergroup conflict. According to the model’s organizing principle, deteriorating relations between groups outside the workplace raise much tension inside the workplace. The model allows us to identify psychological reactions and different behavior patterns that may develop within teams towards colleagues from the out-group. Since May 2021, aChord employment department staff accompanies employers during such periods, through training, workshops and consulting processes based on the unique model developed at aChord. These offer managers tools to understand the situation among the employees and practical ways to deal with it that are tailored to what is happening in their organization.

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Our partners

Our Clients

Employment Staff

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Dr. Maayan Dvir


Azhar Saadi

Leader, Arab Employment

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Omaia Faour Masri

Leader, Development and Facilitation of Training

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Einat Levy

Director, Employment Department

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Dr. Rona Stein

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Dr. Michal Schuster

Project Leader, Employment Department

For more information, please contact Einat Levy, Director, Employment Department

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