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.

Do Your Remote Employees Feel Invisible? 5 Tips for Creating a More Inclusive Culture

We are living in a fledgling new era. In the wake of a 2-year pandemic, the days of watercooler chats and after-work happy hours have dwindled as a greater proportion of the workforce sets up camp in their home offices, Zoom-ing in for meetings and bidding adieu to long commutes and business casual. With employees […]

Why Military Veterans Make Good Business Sense  

Amid the labor shortage and widening skills gaps, the race for talent in 2022 is a competitive one. As a result, employers struggling to recruit job-ready employees with the required technical skills are rethinking and streamlining their hiring initiatives. For some, the solution to bridging the rapidly expanding skills gap and building a diverse talent […]

The Barriers that Exist for Job-Seeking Veterans and How to Eliminate Them

For military service members, transitioning to civilian life is riddled with challenges and finding a job is one of the leading obstacles. Job search struggles affect nearly 200,000 veterans every year, and only one in four veterans have a job lined up after leaving the armed forces, according to the Pew Research Center. Some of […]

Employers Can’t Mandate Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Harassment Claims

Courts have long favored arbitration as a method of dispute resolution under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court reinforced the policy favoring arbitration agreements in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis. The Court ruled that the FAA requires enforcement of arbitration agreements that fall within its scope, including agreements in which […]

Employee Fails to Connect Racial Acts to Adverse Action

A factory worker sued her employer, alleging the company discriminated against her based on her race by allowing a hostile work environment to pervade its manufacturing plant. She also claimed it retaliated against her for accusing a coworker of tampering with her machine. Let’s take a look at how the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of […]

Grudge Match: Long-Simmering Resentment Stokes Age Bias, Retaliation Claims

People can hold grudges for a long time. But when a manager is holding a grudge against an employee, how long can that grudge continue? Well, in one case, a manager held a grudge against an employee for 11 years. The case comes to us out of Utah, where a former sheriff’s department firearms instructor […]

HR Works Presents A Seat at the Table: DEI Isn’t About Preference, It’s A Big Warm Hug

In the latest episode of A Seat at the Table, I’m joined by Adam Probolsky, an opinion researcher and President of Probolsky Research. With DEI and workplace satisfaction being critical topics for HR leaders and organizations, Adam is also here to discuss recent data on how important diverse hiring is to employees and the public. […]