COVID-19 disrupted nearly every aspect of modern work, from where and how we get things done to the tools we use to collaborate. While some forms of work continued in-person – and in many cases, demanded longer hours in more precarious conditions – remote and hybrid working models proliferated across knowledge-based industries. Research shows that […]
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is a lot more than the newest buzzword in HR. It’s a critical element to success these days – and you’ll want some cool DEI initiatives to use. But how can HR leaders make their DEI efforts and initiatives more than generic promotions that seem more obligatory than sincere? Take […]
Diversity and equity efforts are critical to company success. But they’re practically useless if you don’t have an inclusive workplace. In fact, diverse workplaces are more innovative and profitable, according to research from McKinsey. But a diverse group of employees won’t flourish if they don’t feel like they actually belong where they are. “If the […]
Governor Kathy Hochul has been asked the question: Is New York for – or against – pay transparency laws? This week, Hochul is considering whether to sign off on Senate bill S9427A, which would require employers with four or more employees to provide pay transparency for jobs being done “in full or in part” within […]
The EEOC made an important step toward greater equity and diversity recently. Making the announcement on Transgender Visibility Day, the EEOC shared it will now allow employees filing discrimination claims to select an “X” as their gender on the forms, signaling they identify as non-binary. Along with this change, the EEOC will also update its […]
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported in late January that it fielded 72,675 charges of workplace discrimination in 2019, the largest number alleging retaliation. Those figures don’t include any charges filed with state or local fair employment agencies, which EEOC does not report. The number was down slightly from 2018’s tally of more than […]
The pandemic’s had a negative impact on women in the workplace. Why is this? Because caregiving responsibilities and other unpaid, informal labor are performed by women the majority of the time. In 2020 alone, it’s estimated that women lost more than 5 million jobs, according to the new report “The gender gap widens: Three critical […]
Despite years of high-profile diversity initiatives at corporations across the world, a recent study by consulting giant McKinsey & Co. paints a sobering picture of stalled progress.
Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is at the top of nearly every HR leader’s mind. But many struggle to make a difference. In fact, gender and ethnic diversity in leadership rose less than 5% in a five year span, according to McKinsey & Company researchers who kept close tabs on it across companies and continents. Yet, […]
Building diversity has been and will continue to be a priority for HR pros in the years to come. As companies continue to prioritize diverse representation in leadership and employment in general, these pros will need to look to their compliance colleagues down the hall for help in accomplishing diversity initiatives –especially as regulatory pressure […]
LinkedIn will pay $1.8 million and take other steps to resolve DOL allegations that it engaged in systemic gender-based pay discrimination at two of its California facilities. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs conducted a routine compliance evaluation. After doing so, it found that for a two-year period beginning at the start of March […]
Pride Month is just a beginning for companies to foster more inclusive behavior at work. June is dedicated to the observance and celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. But most companies can use their Pride Month efforts to improve inclusive behavior throughout the year. “It’s so huge to challenge people’s thinking and assumptions, and open up […]
All it took was an exposé, two lawsuits alleging gender bias, sexual harassment and wrongful termination; a walkout and a class-action on behalf of its female employees. But video games maker Riot Games has committed to fundamentally changing a sexist “men first” workplace culture where women were routinely subjected to harassment and inappropriate behavior. And […]
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