Employees often have horror stories about a time they were basically left to “sink or swim” with a new employer, such as when they hadn’t been given appropriate training and onboarding after starting a new role. This can happen for a lot of reasons, especially if the employer needs someone to quickly get to full […]
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Inclusion training refers to training employees to better work with others of differing abilities, backgrounds, nationalities, genders, etc. It’s often referred to as diversity and inclusion training. It emphasizes being inclusive of all types of employees and explains the benefits of doing so. This can be in the form of training to increase awareness of […]
Just days after the U.S. women’s national soccer team (WNT) won its fourth World Cup, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin introduced a bill to prevent the use of federal funding for the 2026 men’s World Cup until the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) agrees to equal pay for the women’s and men’s teams. Headlines related to […]
Oregon is joining the ranks of states with a paid family leave law. During its recent session, the state legislature passed a compromise bill similar to the law in neighboring Washington.
On Sunday July 14, immigration authorities began conducting raids targeting undocumented immigrants ordered by courts to be removed from the country, which will center on these 10 U.S. cities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, New Orleans and San Francisco. We therefore thought it would be a good time to re-run […]
When the U.S. women’s national soccer team (WNT) won the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Sunday, July 7, the stadium erupted into a unified chant: “Equal pay!” Indeed, the WNT is currently involved in a class action lawsuit with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) claiming unequal pay. (For a legal breakdown of the […]
At SHRM’s 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition, I got to sit down with paid family leave expert Breanna Scott, CSPO and Director of Business Relations at The Standard. We discussed the state of paid family leave today and what it will look like in 2020.
On March 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new opinion letter addressing whether an employer may delay designating paid leave as Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave. The issue often arises when employees who need time off ask to use their paid leave first and advise the employer that they […]
Even though women account for more than 50% of the U.S. population, gender diversity remains a key goal of many HR departments and recruiting initiatives. This is particularly true when it comes to leadership positions, in which women are even less well represented.
The past few years have seen excellent strides toward diversity across organizations in the United States. However, many issues remain. For example, Amazon’s recruiting algorithm was taken offline last year because it was accidentally creating bias. And, while many organizations are aware of the need for diversity, some don’t seem equipped to act.