Tag: equality

New Year

Some Encouraging Words About Big 2021 Challenge

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 […]

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Leslie Jordan: Unlikely Instagram King Celebrates a Historic Pride Month

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.

What You Can Learn from the Blue-Collar Gig Economy

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.

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Creating Gender Balance in Your Organization

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.

How to Make Your Company a Destination for Female Talent

Every company has its own unique approach to attracting talent, but in my 35 years of experience, there’s one piece of advice I’ve found to be universally important: Foster an accessible culture—for everyone.

AI Opens the Door for Hiring More Diverse Candidates

Competition for talent is fierce, and the pool for top candidates is seemingly small. That means finding, recruiting, and retaining talented employees is more challenging than ever before.

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Unequal Pay, Unequal Opportunity

A recent survey finds that although employers believe there should be pay equality in the United States, women often remain skeptical about their own careers.