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30+ Ways Companies Are Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Founded in 1989, Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 and ends October 15. The four-week span over two calendar months may seem a bit odd, but it comes with good reason, as it covers independence anniversaries of several Latin American countries, as well as key celebrations in Hispanic and Latin communities. Apart from commemorating major holidays and historic milestones, this month honors the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans.

We asked some of our partner companies what they're doing to honor and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at work this year, and we were inspired by the wide range of responses, from highlighting the impact that employees have in local communities to hosting fireside conversations on allyship to sharing performances and instruction of famous cultural dances.ot only are these companies honoring Hispanic Heritage Month, they're finding ways to spread positive change throughout the year. Here's what they're doing, in their own words:

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[VIDEO ▶️ ] Top Tips For a Successful Remote Onboarding

📼 It's the first day at your new remote job! What to do first?

In this video, you'll gain insight from Melissa S. Jones, Senior Diversity Program Manager at T. Rowe Price, into the onboarding process when you're working remotely.

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Navigating as a New Hire

Advice from a New Associate at T. Rowe Price

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt everyday life, but new employees are still onboarding at T. Rowe Price. In-person meet and greets are Zoom calls, a first day lunch is a virtual hangout, and starting your first day involves a help desk call.

The onboarding vehicles have changed, but the purpose of the process has not. Onboarding aims to give new employees a strong start and tools for success. And, like everything here, it's done with a collaborative spirit. New hires shared their experiences and offered advice on navigating the virtual halls of the firm.

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How These Companies Are Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

According to a recent study, anti-Asian hate crimes have risen 150% since the pandemic started. But these acts of violence are not new — they are part of a much larger history of anti-Asian racism and violence in the U.S.

That makes celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (which was named a month-long celebration in May by Congress in 1992 "to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants on May 7, 1843 and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869") this year all the more important.

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