In today’s rapidly shifting business world, it’s leaders’ responsibility to ensure every employee feels valued, heard, and respected. More than ever, it’s clear that commitment to cultivating a rich and diverse workforce is the key for driving resilient business growth. Companies, therefore, must promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in the workplace and prioritize their […]
I believe differences are meant to be celebrated and in the strength of many. When a unique mix of people come together with different experiences and are comfortable sharing their perspectives, the outcome is fruitful. How else can we expect to shed light on our blind spots? How else can we learn and apply new, […]
Welcome to our first installment of HR Query! This column puts a spotlight on the latest trends and hot topics in HR, featuring timely insight from an expert, business leader, or changemaker in the world of HR. Enjoy! Playing poker is more than a form of entertainment – it’s a game of skills. Whether you’re […]
Have you heard of ESG reporting? What is ESG and how does it impact your business? Let’s take a look. ESG stands for environmental, social, and governance impact. There has been a push for many years for companies to become more transparent on their environmental impact, social impact, and corporate governance. ESG Categories Consumers, investors, […]
Several weeks ago, Tony Kessler, senior content manager at BLR®, sent an e-mail asking for perspectives on the year 2020. His note prompted this article. Last year was full of challenges, including racial unrest. Systemic racism became a topic in businesses and organizations all across the country. Even well-meaning diversity training came under attack. Historians […]
The death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minnesota reverberated around the nation and beyond, raising awareness of many forms of discrimination. Among those eager to do something constructive have been leaders of the nation’s business community.
If you haven’t been following actor and comedian Leslie Jordan’s Instagram feed throughout the coronavirus pandemic, you have been missing out on a beacon of light and levity. The 64-year-old self-described “pocket gay” has been sharing a running commentary while sheltering in place in his hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The U.S. unemployment rate is at its lowest in years, and there’s a growing demand for blue-collar workers, with many workers turning to gig opportunities—a sector that is booming right now. Rather than freelance work and creative services—like white-collar gig work—blue-collar gig work focuses on labor, manufacturing, warehouse, and delivery jobs and is often temporary.
Today is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This day, which occurs annually on March 8, also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
On International Women’s Day, the last thing you want to hear is workers not taking gender-related issues seriously. But sadly, that’s the current state we’re in, according to new Randstad US survey findings.