Posts Tagged Diversity


December 5th – 11th is Computer Science Education Week, held each year during the week of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper’s birthday (December 9th, 1906)


December 5, 2016

On November 30, @shrmnextchat chatted with employment attorney Jonathan Segal @jonathan_hr_law about The Holidays: Maximizing the Joy and Minimizing the Risk.

In case you missed this fun and informative chat filled with great ideas for how HR to handle the Holidays, you can read all the tweets here:


November 30, 2016


December is a time to breathe a sigh of relief as we finish a year of accomplishments. The beautiful lights, music, decorations and parties create a fun and festive atmosphere as workplaces around the world celebrate multiple holidays. To quote a familiar holiday song, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” – perhaps, unless you’re in HR. 

November 28, 2016

You are an exhausted HR professional charged with making the holidays lively without inviting lawsuits. On the day of your company’s holiday party, you walk into the lobby of your building and see the elegant Christmas pine that you had helped decorate. As you behold it in its twinkling glory, a co-worker says, “That tree is inappropriate in the workplace.”

November 28, 2016

Contributed by America's Career Force 

Military spouse unemployment is triple the national average but according to non-profit, America’s Career Force, Inc., military spouse unemployment can be eliminated with remote careers. 

October 25, 2016
Like many of you- so much of my life’s lessons have been informed by my experience with sports. Intestinal fortitude, teamwork, and humility (a hard and often experienced one) all quickly come to mind. Yet, what struck me yesterday as I watched my oldest son’s soccer game was how a group of 8th grade girls and boys, all playing on the same field is more powerful than any lesson more than 40-years of sports taught me. 
October 7, 2016

Let me get straight to the point. One key element contributing to the dilemma of creative thinking in the workplace is fear of diversity – fear of "too" different.  You see, this "too different" causes discomfort. This is the "get out of our comfort zone" we don't consider and resist.

June 29, 2016

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June 7, 2016

Whether in multilingual neighborhoods or on college campuses filled with people from all walks of life, many of us have experienced aspects of diversity in our everyday lives. So what makes diversity so complex? It’s that we all have different definitions or interpretations of the concept. While some of us don’t think we are biased at all, we all operate with both unconscious and conscious biases that impact the decisions we make about others.

June 7, 2016

A round up of workplace developments and legal trends to help keep HR ahead of the curve

March 9, 2016


When Asian Americans are described, we often hear words such as “so smart” or “so successful.”  Indeed, Asian Americans are often referred to as the “model minority.”

The reality is that, as a group, broadly defined, Asian Americans largely have been successful.  For example, while less than 30% of the general population has a bachelor’s degree, approximately 50% of Asian Americans do.

But calling a group the “model minority” hurts members of the group and can result in discrimination against individuals outside the group. Here’s why:

March 8, 2016


Last 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 a primary or supporting role. 

The host was Chris Rock. And, with humor and perspective, he nailed it…effectively by reframing it.

February 29, 2016



People are often uncomfortable with differences and try to prove that we are all the same. They ask me questions like:

Aren’t we all just humans after all?

February 18, 2016


Most frequently, we draw firm conclusions about people based solely on what our experience has taught us. While that is normal and often reasonable, what we see is not always what we get.

January 21, 2016


There is nothing that I or anyone else can say that captures Dr. King’s words. 

So, please watch this and remember that, while we have made progress, we have a long way to go:



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January 18, 2016

On December 2, @shrmnextchat chatted with Jonathan Segal (@jonathan_hr_law) about The Holidays: Maximizing the Joy and Minimizing the Risk.

In case you missed this helpful (and amusing!) chat about how HR can handle the holidays, you can read all the great tweets here: 

December 2, 2015