Tag: career

What to Know About Free Speech, Cancel Culture, and Your Business

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, […]

Poor Firing Practices Can Lead to Poor Outcomes, Including Violence

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 […]

PGA’s Chief People Officer Seeks Diversity Gains in Business and on the Course

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.

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Leaving Your Job Gracefully

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.

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Changing Nature of Internships

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 […]

Making Connections and Paving the Way to a Culture of Inclusion

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.

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Leading with Passion to Create a Diverse Talent Pipeline

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.

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COVID-19 Is Causing Many to Consider New Careers

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 […]