Today’s headlines are brimming with emotionally-charged topics including racial injustice, protests, sexual harassment and more, making it unrealistic for employers to expect their employees to leave their opinions at the door.
Organizations must take advantage of this emotionally fraught time … Read more
What do “diversity and inclusion” mean in the workplace?
Debra Ruh, CEO of Ruh Global Communications and author of several books including Tapping into Hidden Human Capital: How Leading Global Companies Improve their Bottom Line by Employing Persons with Disabilities… Read more
With the relentless media focus on the subject of diversity, you may think that bias in the hiring process is a well-controlled issue.
In fact, one of the biggest challenges and most frequent missteps of recruiters, hiring manager … Read more
Sunday night was the 88th broadcast of Academy Awards. And, even if you didn’t watch it, then you know that not one person of color was nominated for an Oscar in the categories of best actor or actress in either … Read more
Spend about half an hour Googling for articles on millennials and the workplace, and you will find more written in the last year alone than you will be able to read in a week. How do we attract millennials? What … Read more
It wasn’t exactly the romanticized version of backpacking through an exotic land, especially if you consider a cheap roller suitcase a backpack, which unfortunately I did. But that was me then in 1998, when my then girlfriend (now wife) had … Read more
It is election season, and with it comes all of the dreaded debates and political ads that make many people cringe. Continuously having your opinions challenged can be stressful, and you may find yourself increasingly flocking toward like-minded people.
You … Read more
Merriam-Webster defines diversity as: the condition of having or being composed of differing elements and verity, especially the inclusion of different types of people (as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization.
In the last … Read more
“If I could wave my magic wand, I’d set everybody free.” —Neil Peart
Call me Mr. Pixie.
That image, now delightedly (or unfortunately) burned into the memory of nearly every one of my colleagues and cohorts, is a special … Read more
For many of us today, teaming is an integral aspect of professional life. Yet, although we may see value in collaboration, many of us also struggle with various aspects of the team process.
Sometimes, issues arise from our self … Read more
“Discrimination due to age is one of the great tragedies of modern life. The desire to work and be useful is what makes life worth living, and to be told your efforts are not needed because you are the wrong … Read more
Want to know a deep, dark secret? OK then. Just between us — there’s some truth in all those stereotypes that swirl around about Baby Boomers, Millennials and other generations. That’s actually why they became stereotypes in the first … Read more
Meeting of the Minds — Leaving Age at the Door
It can be done. Really. I’ve experienced it first-hand. I imagine you have, too. Many different people of all generations, gender, race, shapes and sizes can come together to create … Read more
“How old are you?”
What do you feel, think, and say when you hear that question in the workplace? Do you suddenly get tense, wondering how others will perceive your answer? You’re not alone.
No matter when you were born … Read more
Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?
By our very evolutionary nature, humans polarize. We’re hardwired to sense negativity, so we can counter it quickly and efficiently.
In fact, millions of years of this response to negative elements in the … Read more