Category: Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight features business-focused strategies from your HR peers with real-life lessons in diversity management. Use Diversity Insight for the latest strategies on waging peace between multi-generational workers, satisfying the unique needs of the disabled, respecting employee religious beliefs, and more.

What to do if an employee objects (loudly) to diversity training

You’re headed for the cafeteria when George (a young, energetic manager with promise) stops you and says, “I hope you don’t expect me to show up for that class about gays tomorrow.” This is news. You didn’t know George had objections to the planned diversity seminar. George registers your surprise and ups the ante. “I […]

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Team in Trouble: One word & two cultures = production problems

A team is missing its production deadlines, and a different cultural interpretation of the word “deadline” is the cause. Two experts offer solutions for fixing the problem. The Problem: Don is production manager in a printing company that produces books for major publishers. Five years ago, the company added binding to its services, and Don […]

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Lockheed Martin settles race discrimination case for $2.5 million

Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest military contractor, will have to pay former employee Charles Daniels $2.5 million. The African-American electrician was subjected to a racially hostile work environment at several job sites nationwide. This is the largest amount ever obtained by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for a single person in a discrimination case. […]

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Relevant statistics for today’s diversity executives

4,901: number of pregnancy discrimination complaints filed with the EEOC in 2006, making it one of the fastest growing types of workplace complaints 99.1 million: amount of sex-based discrimination claims paid to plaintiffs 16: Percentage of female corporate officers at FORTUNE 500 companies 9: Number of female CEOs at FORTUNE 500 companies

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Relevant statistics for today’s diversity executives

4,901: number of pregnancy discrimination complaints filed with the EEOC in 2006, making it one of the fastest growing types of workplace complaints 99.1 million: amount of sex-based discrimination claims paid to plaintiffs 16: Percentage of female corporate officers at FORTUNE 500 companies 9: Number of female CEOs at FORTUNE 500 companies

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