Category: Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is an important and ongoing strategy of any HR plan. Ensuring that your company supports hiring, engaging, and retaining diverse workers with varied backgrounds will set your company up for long-term success and an increased bottom line. This topic offers the latest strategies for talent management, key insights from diversity leaders, case studies on D&I in the workplace, and more.

Why Are There So Few Women in The Field of Technology?

Women in technology still have a long way to go, despite the fact that society has made great progress in recent decades toward gender equality. In the United States, women currently receive more bachelor’s degrees than males, yet just 15% of computer science graduates are female. Women also account for roughly 30% of the workforce […]

Recent Case Sheds Light on Resignations, Harassment Investigations

Employers sometimes breathe a sigh of relief when an employee resigns, particularly if the individual had performance problems, made discrimination complaints, or engaged in other types of protected activity. But what counts as a resignation in the state? Under what circumstances might a resignation not actually be a resignation at all?

Lived Experiences Lead to Big, Bold Moves

In our long-running series of profiles on chief diversity officers (CDOs), we often find that those holding such positions stumbled into them almost by accident. Of course, this is an oversimplification, but the point is that it’s relatively rare—based on the individuals we’ve profiled to date—to find people who had their sights set on a […]

Ask the Expert: Talking Politics at Work

In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by the team of industry experts at HR Hero®, we look at a recent question from a subscriber regarding political discussions (and disagreements) in the workplace. Q: How do you handle politics in the workplace? We’ve had an employee post campaign stickers and another employee taking […]

Creating an Environment Where Employees Feel Safe Bringing Their Authentic Selves to Work

For this installment of our series on corporate diversity leaders, we’ve spoken to Ayo Odusote, a principal in Deloitte Consulting’s Customer and Marketing  practice with nearly two decades of consulting experience who is focused on serving clients in the telecom and technology sectors. While that introduction might not immediately strike someone as having anything to […]

The Power of You: Women Are Building Influence in the Workplace by Embracing Their Authentic Self

When women start their careers or take their first leadership role, their impulse is often to assimilate. In the process, many end up abandoning or concealing their authentic self, and that’s a shame because when you leave behind your authentic self, you leave behind many of the unique talents that go with it. Indeed, successful […]

A Seat at the Table: Small Ripples of Innovation & Representation Can Make Big Waves

In the latest episode of A Seat at the Table, I’m excited to be joined by Steve Pemberton, chief HR officer at workplace recognition company, Workhuman. Listen in as we discuss the importance of having a seat at the table, the power of recognition and innovation, gender in the workplace, and so much more. Steve was […]

DEI—For Jackie Cureton, It’s Personal

Jackie Cureton got her feet wet in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts not at work but as part of her role as a mother. Today, however, she is actively and diligently pursuing DEI in her professional life, as well, as VP of DEI at Bitly.

United Airlines Pilot’s Sick Leave Claim Ruled Infirm

Employees summoned to military service receive certain job protections under a federal law known as the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). The law requires employers to provide employees on military leave any seniority-based benefit they would have accrued but for the service. A recent case from the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of […]