Tag: diversity

Quebec City shootings: What can we learn from this tragedy?

By Brian Smeenk Six innocent men were shot in the back while praying in a Quebec City mosque on January 29. The apparently racially motivated act of violence makes us all pause to reflect. How could this happen? In a peaceful city like that? In a peaceful country like Canada? What is happening in our […]

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Top 2017 Workplace Trends: Employee Diversity, Change Management, and Self-Directed Learning

The past year has undoubtedly been a trying time for our country, and its impact can be felt on both a personal and professional level. Organizations, with urgency, will need to address a growing employee demand for safe, inclusive work environments and opportunities that will allow them to advance on their own terms. Strong leaders are needed now to successfully manage these evolving demands and make the connection to improved results when investment in areas like these are made.

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How to Develop a Values-Driven Organization

Profits aside, what does your company value? If that’s a head-scratching question, it’s time to take stock in what truly drives your organization. Clearly defining your core values will have many positive benefits, including appealing to like-minded customers, helping guide internal decisions, and attracting and maintaining highly engaged employees.

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Teach Workers to Celebrate Diversity on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. According to BLR’s 2015 Holiday Practices Survey, 32.6% of employers provide Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a paid holiday. According to the survey, this percentage has grown slightly over the past few years (30.1% of employers offered it as a paid holiday in the 2012 survey).

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Want to Appear Smart at Meetings? Don’t Ask These Questions

Yesterday we discussed questions you should ask during key situations in a business meeting. As we established, asking questions usually makes you a more engaged and appreciated participant. But not all questions are alike. Here are a few questions you need to reconsider before asking:

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Study Finds Fewer Women on the Path to Leadership Roles

McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.Org have released Women in the Workplace 2016, a comprehensive annual study of the state of women in corporate America. The study finds that women fall behind early and face ever-greater challenges the more senior they become. Women are less likely to receive the first critical promotion to manager—so far fewer […]

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October Is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Did you know that October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)? It was originally declared by Congress back in 1945; at that time, it was a week titled “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” The name and duration have evolved since then, settling on National Disability Employment Awareness Month in 1988.

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The ROI of Diversity Initiatives: The Challenges of Metrics

 By Dr. Edward E. Hubbard There’s a fair amount of buzz around diversity measurement and analytics. Advances in software, newly-available data sources, and how-to manuals have made it easier gain access to diversity measures. Although interest in measuring the effects of diversity has been growing, the topic still challenges even the most sophisticated and progressive […]

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Premier teamwork: Soccer champs’ victory offers lessons for HR pros

by Peter Lowe They were a rag-tag group of has-beens, rejects, and journeymen. They were hired at low wages and with even lower expectations. A recently fired 64-year-old Italian was hired to manage them. They enjoyed a 138-year history, yet no history of success. The odds of the team winning the championship were 5,000 to […]

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