Today’s workforce is more age-diverse than ever before, with Silents, Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, Millennials, and Generation Zers all sharing work space. With five different generations in the modern workforce spanning the ages from 16 to 72, managing employees in a way that promotes good will, productivity, and efficiency is more important than ever.
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.
The focus on the gender pay gap continues to expand. While the UK is seeing a narrowing of the gap based on its pay reporting, France is not only requiring employers to report the pay gap but will after three years penalize employers that have not closed it. Meanwhile, Canada is considering legislation to require […]
Last year, Arizona found itself at the center of the first opinion of the new U.S. Supreme Court term. The opinion, authored by the Court’s oldest member, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg (86), took on the issue of whether state and local governments with fewer than 20 employees can be sued for age discrimination. With […]
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) figured prominently in the tributes surrounding the death of former President George H.W. Bush. One poignant story emphasized Bush’s wry humor as well as how the stroke of his pen in signing the Act into law in 1990 made the physical world more accessible for disabled Americans. After he […]
A push for gender equality in the workforce often has difficulty reaching the C-suite and boardroom. We wanted to get a female perspective from each on these topics: getting a seat at the table, the value of female leadership, and the HR industry as a whole.
Women’s History Month is an ideal time to pause to acknowledge some of the many recent advancements women have made as disruptors and change-makers shepherding in critical progress across our nation.
Few dispute research showing that a diverse workforce contributes to an employer’s success, but diversity efforts often don’t explore the benefits of recruiting people with disabilities. However, that’s beginning to change.
The Equal Pay Act (EPA) makes it illegal for employers to pay unequal wages to men and women who perform substantially equal work. It allows for differences in pay, but sex cannot be a factor.
Question: One of the facilities we operate has a formal dining room and bar. One of our directors found a bartender drinking wine while on duty. We have a rule that drinking by employees isn’t allowed on the premises at all. We would like to fire her. If she tells us she has a drinking […]
While the initial anecdotal evidence was somewhat inconclusive about whether the #MeToo movement has created an atmosphere in which more victims of past sexual harassment or sexual assault are poised to come forward, the preliminary sexual harassment data for 2018 from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) now suggests that #MeToo is beginning to make […]