According to McKinsey & Company, women made up only 20% of the tech workforce just before the pandemic. And that number looks to be ticking downward. A year into the pandemic, as many as 2.5 million women, versus 1.8 million men, were lost from the U.S. workforce. This turn of events could potentially set back […]
The phrase “cancel culture” has become ubiquitous over the last couple years. It strikes fear in the hearts of social media influencers and public figures everywhere. One post in poor taste or the unearthing of a years-old tweet can bring a screeching halt to a politician’s campaign or an emerging artist’s rise to fame. So, […]
An HR person was firing a supervisor, who then said, “I have a knife in my pocket and a gun in my shoe. And if you weren’t who you are, I’d be using it right now.” That terrifying encounter comes with a very important lesson: You never know how someone will react when fired. If […]
When Sandy Cross, Chief People Officer of the PGA of America, focuses on inclusion and diversity topics, she’s not just thinking about employees of the golfers’ association. She’s also concentrating on the vendors the association relies on, the people out on the course, and the people who might one day consider taking up the game.
Although it’s understood your job isn’t a lifetime commitment, it can still come as a shock when a colleague announces his or her departure. And it can be even more jarring when the departing team member is a manager or another member of the leadership team, who are generally viewed by staff as institutional.
For many driven individuals, the right internship can be a key stepping stone that connects a solid educational background with a lucrative career path. Internships offer the opportunity to translate learning into practical experience, with little to no financial risk or long-term commitment from the employer, which gets cheap or even free labor out of […]
Why do companies want to build diverse workforces and cultivate inclusivity among their staff members at all levels of the organization? It’s not simply because “it’s the right thing to do,” although, of course, we should all strive to build diverse networks and be inclusive in all of our pursuits.
One of the challenges organizations often cite with respect to hiring and promoting diverse talent is known as the “pipeline problem.” The argument is that it’s hard to bring diverse talent to top positions because there aren’t enough diverse employees coming into the company.
For years, diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts were nonexistent in most companies. Even after D&I gained more widespread focus, corporate efforts to promote D&I were largely symbolic and vague or focused purely on the numbers—i.e., seeking to fill X% of positions with women or people of color.
With the unemployment rate at a record high, it should come as no surprise that many are considering a change of career. With many workers being laid off or furloughed in industries hit hard by the pandemic, changing careers is a no-brainer, but this could have a major impact on employers trying to retain workers […]