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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” -- unless you’re in HR.
The bias against job candidates who are unemployed—especially those unemployed for six months or longer, regardless of the reason—is “swept under the rug” in HR, where the bias is most prevalent. But employers miss out on talent and a diverse pool of candidates when they turn their backs on this pool of job seekers, said Lindsey Gardner, HR manager for Florida-based TZ Insurance Solutions.
Insights and Inspiration from the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Technology
“It takes a great man to be a good listener” – Calvin Coolidge
Over a couple month spurt this year - by way of a flurry of business travel, conference-going and reckless adventuring – I had the humbling opportunity to meet many smart people around the world all trying to wrap their heads around the dizzying demographical changes that impact today’s workforce.
Diversity and Inclusion. We’ve seen it grow and thrive in our organizations to the point that it’s no longer an effort but an involuntary response. Promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace contributes to healthier cultures and increased achievement for organizations. It has evolved from understanding and embracing differences (intentions) to leveraging those differences to promote innovation (outcomes). A diverse workforce drives the success of our organizations.
I do not have a lot of heroes, but one of them is Bayard Rustin. A really visionary and courageous guy. I wish that his story, his work, his life were more well known. A true pioneer…there should be monuments.
Sunday night's #MadMen was one of its very best. The cold war between Don and Peggy has thawed. After confiding in each other about their vulnerabilities, and also sharing some laughs, Don and Peggy danced tenderly together to Sinatra’s “My Way.” Somehow Don and Peggy are their best when they are their best with each other. Will they end up together?
But there was a subplot of importance involving the return of Bobby Benson. We meet Benson this season bailing out a GM executive, Bill Hartley, who had been arrested for coming on to an undercover [male] officer.
People of color face “severe” challenges in preparing for retirement, with about two-thirds of black and Latino working-age households owning no assets in retirement accounts, according to a new study.
New Year’s Day is commonly celebrated around the globe. Other holidays, such as the Feast of St. Paul’s Shipwreck and Coming of Age Day, are less well-known yet just as important in certain countries and regions.
Global HR consultancy Mercer's recently released 2013 Worldwide Benefit & Employment Guidelines report includes a review of national holidays observed in 63 countries.
Umme-Hani Khan, 19, had been working at Abercrombie & Fitch’s Hollister store in San Mateo, Calif., for four months when a visiting district manager ordered the Muslim to remove her hijab, a religious headscarf. When she refused the order for religious reasons, Khan was fired for violating Abercrombie’s dress code.
December is the time of year to breathe a sigh of relief as we finish a year of accomplishments and celebrate multiple holidays. The beautiful lights, music, festive decorations and parties create a fun and festive atmosphere. As the song says, "It's the most wonderful time of the year" ...unless you're in HR.
Last year, I told you the story about the "Jewish Guy Who Wears a Chai." I am retelling the story this year, but with some additional information about what happened not only during the holiday season, but also before and after the holiday season that led to our protagonist’s leaving HR, even if only temporarily. Here we go. Buckle your seat belts....lots of sarcasm ahead.
Religious displays at Christmastime may offend some workers.
As Christmas and Hanukkah approach, some employees will decorate their cubicles and offices with religious and secular displays—a nativity scene, a Star of David, a Santa Claus figurine, an angel-topped holiday tree. What do managers do if some workers are offended by the exhibits?