Tag: hr management

Equal Pay and Women’s Soccer

Well, here we go again: another compensation issue to dissect on the topic of “equal pay for equal work” or the “gender pay gap”—choose your preferred label. In this case, they are closely intertwined. This case specifically involves the U.S. women’s soccer team and the complaint it submitted to the U.S. Soccer Federation, claiming the […]

Building and Fostering Employee Resource Groups

At a time when talent pools are shrinking and turnover is at an all-time high, HR leaders are challenged with prioritizing initiatives that will both attract and retain employees in our new digital workplace. A survey found that 76% of jobseekers and employees rank a diverse workforce as an important factor when evaluating prospective employers […]

Personal Experiences Drive Passion for DEI and Helping Others Boost Their Careers

It’s perhaps natural that so many of the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) leaders we speak to in our series on chief diversity officers (CDOs) and those in similar roles are people of color. They frequently cite their firsthand experiences with disparate treatment and professional opportunities when explaining why they chose to pursue such a […]


Is Paid Family Leave Friend or Foe to the Bottom Line?

The Great Resignation has had an undeniable impact on businesses throughout our country. Per the latest Job Openings, Layoffs, and Turnover Survey (JOLTS) release, November 2021 saw a series high of 4.5 million employees leave their jobs—a 3% increase from the month prior. While historically, high turnover was most prevalent in the younger workforce, today’s […]

Tacking the “E” in DEI: BTS Focuses on Equity

Two particularly interesting aspects of our ongoing series on chief diversity officers (CDOs) and similar roles are the career paths those leaders have taken to get to where they are today and the creative approaches they apply to their unique diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) challenges. For this installment, we spoke with BTS Chief Diversity […]


Predicting and Preventing Conflict on a Mission to Mars

Most professionals are well aware of the fact that interpersonal conflict can have major negative impacts on the success of a team project. That can lead to frustration, poor morale, project delays, and failed objectives in any organization. But few team projects in corporate America are as high stakes as a manned mission to Mars. […]


How Hospital Pricing Data Can Help Cut Costs and Improve Employee Benefits

The United States spends more on health care than any other country, with costs growing at a faster rate than inflation. Rising costs are not only hitting consumers hard but also affecting employers, requiring them to pay higher and higher premiums every year. As a result, HR leaders have to make a difficult decision: Either they eat these costs […]

The Tightrope of Corporate Activism

Business and politics have always been extremely intertwined, but that interplay—at least on the part of corporations—has perhaps become more visible in recent years. Younger generations, which make up increasingly greater proportions of the workforce, tend to demand more from their employers in terms of how they respond to a wide range of political and […]

Faces of HR: How Sandra O’Sullivan is Reshaping HR Culture by Putting People First

Before Sandra O’Sullivan got her start in the industry, she worked in customer-facing roles like customer success and professional services within tech and service companies. During this time, O’Sullivan realized building teams and culture had “always been attractive” to her. So, in 2019, when she had the opportunity to step into a senior HR role, […]