Tag: Corporate America

Overcoming the Motherhood Penalty with Innovative Benefit Design

It’s well established that working mothers experience the ‘motherhood penalty’ including workplace disadvantages around pay, advancement, and benefits. While one company cannot change this for all working mothers, it’s the responsibility of leaders to make their organizations a place where women want to work and will feel supported, elevated and appreciated. Companies must build company […]

From Solitary Confinement to Social Impact: Ken Oliver’s Journey to Transform Corporate America

In the broad landscape of corporate social responsibility and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), few stories are as compelling and transformative as that of Ken Oliver. As Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Checkr and the Executive Director of their corporate foundation checkr.org, Oliver brings a unique perspective shaped by profound personal experiences. His […]

DEI Initiatives “Not For The Weary,” But Rewards are Great

DEI programs have evolved considerably in scope and complexity in recent years. What were once often derided as PR efforts paying lip service to the objectives of DEI have developed into sophisticated efforts touching virtually all aspects of the organization and managed by a dedicated team of committed professionals. Tiara Chesmer-Williams, Head of Inclusion, Diversity […]


U.S. Employers Not Prepared for Talent Challenges from Expected Surge in Work Automation

Work automation, including the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, is expected to surge in the next three years in companies throughout the United States, according to a survey by Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking, and solutions company. However, the survey finds very few companies and HR functions are fully prepared […]

Bias Charge Filings Skyrocketed in 2007

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced last week that discrimination charge filings in 2007 shot up 9 percent over 2006, and pregnancy bias filings reached an all-time high. The EEOC reports that it received 82,792 complaints from private-sector workers nationwide last year, which was the highest volume since 2002 and the largest annual […]