It is a good time to be a software engineer. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that between now and 2029, employment of engineers will grow at a rate five times that of other positions. With that much demand, it’s not surprising that hiring engineers is hard and likely to only get harder. However, […]
As of this writing, and with six female accusers, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is forcefully denying all allegations that he wrongly touched women or was ever placed on notice that his words and conduct were offensive. With a sexual harassment investigation by the state attorney general under way and highly placed politicos from the […]
Did you know that four out of five people who quit their jobs because of COVID were women? From caregiving responsibilities to school closures to a lack of childcare options, there are many reasons women have been leaving the workforce in far higher numbers than men over the last year. Unfortunately, this means that decades […]
A record number of women have left the workforce since the pandemic began. More than 860,000 women dropped out of the workforce as of September 2020 compared with just over 200,000 men. The current unemployment rate for women has more than doubled the pre-pandemic rates, and economists predict the workforce exodus could set women back […]
For years, diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts were nonexistent in most companies. Even after D&I gained more widespread focus, corporate efforts to promote D&I were largely symbolic and vague or focused purely on the numbers—i.e., seeking to fill X% of positions with women or people of color.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on people, organizations, and regions in different ways. But when it comes to the workforce, women have been disproportionately affected. According to a study by McKinsey, women’s jobs have been 180% more vulnerable than men’s due to the weight of unpaid care. Many women are even leaving their […]
Just because there’s a global pandemic taking place doesn’t mean your diversity efforts should take a back seat. New survey findings released by SurveyMonkey reveal jobseeker sentiments on the candidate experience in the hiring process, and one thing is clear: Having a diverse process will be vital in the years ahead.
There is no question that COVID-19 will go down in history as a preeminent event that completely disrupted corporate culture. The moment the “shelter in place” ordinances took hold in spring 2020, the workplace as we knew it disappeared, and our homes became the bedrock of, well, everything, including office and classroom space.
As many as 20% of employees experiencing pregnancy and childbirth will also endure the debilitating—and potentially life-threatening—impact of postpartum depression (PPD). Even more concerning is that the 2020 pandemic is amplifying the challenges of PPD as new parents try to cope with the stress of isolation from family and friends, the fear of contracting COVID-19 and […]
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, which extended federal statutory protections to the LGBTQ community, many have wondered how the decision might affect other employment litigation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.