Posts Tagged Diversity

Guidance from a Jewish guy who wears a chai.

You are a beleaguered 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 helped decorate. As you behold it in its twinkling glory, a co-worker says, “That tree is inappropriate in the workplace.”

December 1, 2015


While we have a tragic divide in the political world, we seem united on at least one issue: we thankfully express support for our Veterans.  On this day, we make a point to thank Veterans for their service.

That’s a great start. But it is by no means enough.   

November 11, 2015


For the first time in history, there will be five generations in the workplace! Five! This broad range in age and experience brings both opportunity and threat to organizations.  How your organization works to balance the generational differences can be the difference between reaching your goals and failing projects!

October 27, 2015

Roughly a quarter of a million veterans transition from military service each year. And while many may presume landing that next job is the most immediate -and essential- step in the process of leaving uniform, there’s a critical precursor to the resume building, job interview and hiring process:  Finding your “Blue Flame.” 

October 26, 2015

On October 21, @shrmnextchat chatted with @SuperRecruiter Michael Goldberg about Sourcing and Recruting for Diversity.

In case you missed it, here are all the informative tweets from the chat:


October 22, 2015


Sourcing and recruiting diverse candidates can be challenging. But the smartest and fastest-growing organizations understand that having the best talent from every background is key to sparking innovation and seeing results. 

A proactive diversity recruiting strategy needs to have clear goals, the systems to make the goals successful and metrics to measure that success.

October 19, 2015

How Sausage Rolls and Birthday Parties Can Offend People of Certain Faiths

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October 6, 2015

Every day, it seems I come across a new article on how the tech world is struggling to bring diversity to its homogeneous community. It’s an issue that has led companies like Google, Apple and Intel to committing a combined $400M towards creating more opportunities for women and minorities. From the outside looking in, this sounds great.

September 30, 2015


Inner City and Native American Teens and Technology

September 15, 2015


I just had the opportunity, no privilege, to talk with Joe Gerstandt in the blogger’s lounge at the SHRM 2015 Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas.  

June 30, 2015

Laser Tag Outlets, Doggie Dude Ranches Vying for Teen Workers This Summer

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May 22, 2015

Is the Millennial Approach to Diversity Troublesome?

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May 21, 2015

Tacit Knowledge Helps to Differentiate the Brightest Organizations

We can know more than we can tell - Michael Polanyi

The rise of the internet, advances in mobile technologies, online communications and collaboration tools have revolutionized the way we work, who we work with, and the way we serve our customers.

April 15, 2015


The United States Congress created the Days of  Remembrance as our nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust.  This year, Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) starts on the evening of April 15 and ends on the evening of April 16. http://www.ushmm.org/remember/days-of-remembrance

During the Holocaust, more than 11 million human beings were systemically murdered.  That includes 6 million Jews, 2/3 of the European Jewish community at that time.

April 13, 2015


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DOL and Employers Can Work Together, Wage and Hour Administrator Says

By Joanne Deschenaux  3/24/2015

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March 25, 2015


School board’s decision to take the ‘religious’ out of all holidays raises questions for the workplace

It’s beginning to look a lot like … a nondenominational holiday.

This time of year, employers struggle with what to call holidays and how to celebrate them without offending workers or running afoul of the law.

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December 15, 2014


Atheists, Muslims and other employees who don’t celebrate Christmas often feel left out amid the workplace holiday parties and department-decorating contests. How can employers create a spirit of celebration while remaining sensitive to the needs of all workers?

 “It’s fine to have a holiday party,” said employment attorney Doug Kauffman, a partner with Balch and Bingham LLP in Birmingham, Ala. “You have to be careful not to water down the season just to be politically correct or sensitive to those who don’t celebrate.”

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December 11, 2014


For the past two years, I have told you the story about the "Jewish Guy Who Wears a Chai."  I am retelling the final version of the story this year, but with some additional information.  Here we go!

You walk into your building, and you see that holiday decorations are everywhere.  You pass by a beautiful pine Christmas tree elegantly decorated.  A co-worker responds:  “The tree is inappropriate to the workplace.”

December 2, 2014