Tag: diversity


Seeking Diversity? Step 1 Means Attracting Diverse Candidates

As employers are increasingly striving to build diversity in their workplaces, recruiting for diversity is taking center stage. Having a diverse workforce as a goal requires making sure hiring managers and recruiters are committed to the organization’s objective.


Education Can Help Promote a Culture of Diversity and Inclusion

Top companies across the country recently made a pledge to educate their employees and share best practices with each other in an effort to create diverse and inclusive workplaces. More than 150 CEOs have committed their organizations to participate in the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion initiative. Those organizations include Accenture, BCG, Deloitte US, […]


‘Made in my image’ is wrong way to assemble a winning team

by Dan Oswald If you’re going to hire someone, why not hire someone made in your image? Let’s face it—you’ve been successful. You’ve climbed the management ranks. You must be doing something right. So, who better to add to your team than someone just like you? Someone who acts like you. Someone who thinks like […]

Workplace Diversity

EEO Trumps Google Employee’s Free Expression

In early August, Google seized national headlines by firing software engineer James Damore for publishing an internal memo in which he argued that women are inherently worse at technology jobs than men for “biological” reasons. In addition to the important societal issues Google’s action implicates, it raises interesting labor and employment law questions about how […]


Alt-right protests: Protected off-duty activity or cause for termination?

It’s an employer’s nightmare. An employee shows up in a video making the rounds on social media taking part in a protest that includes violent clashes and racist insults. The employer wants no association with such actions and decides to cut ties. Will there be legal trouble if the employee is fired? Possibly, according to […]


Bass Pro to Pay $10.5M for Discriminatory Hiring Practices and Retaliation

Earlier today, Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC, agreed to pay $10.5 million to settle a lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that alleged Bass Pro discriminated on the basis of race in its hiring and recruiting practices at its retail stores and then unlawfully retaliated against employees who opposed those practices.