Posts Tagged Women

Stop talking about the gender confidence gap!

I keep hearing a lot about the “confidence gap”.  Premise: women are less confident than men.  I believe those raising the issue are well intended, but I worry about the constant drum beat on this issue for three reasons:

July 7, 2015

Over the past several months, it has been my great pleasure to get to know SHRM members and others through a series of conversations around Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In. This effort began in March when I posted on SHRM’s LinkedIn page to ask for volunteers to take part in a kind of virtual book club.

June 1, 2015

What Can HR Learn from the Ellen Pao Trial?

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May 28, 2015

How to Accommodate Menopause at Work

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May 27, 2015

Well, “Mad Men” is no more.

As AMC marketed it, we have come to an “end of an era.” Or have we?

While it was only a television show, or so people try to tell me, the workplace implications resonated with so many of us in the HR/business community. Perhaps that is because, while much has changed, some things are still painfully similar.

May 18, 2015

You may be aware of the tragic passing of Dave Goldberg, husband of Facebook COO and anticipated SHRM15 keynote speaker Sheryl Sandberg. As might be expected, Sheryl is not able to join us in Las Vegas for our Annual Conference & Exposition. We extend our deepest condolences to Sheryl, and understand her need to be with family during this difficult time.

May 15, 2015

20 Years After First Equal Pay Day, Men Still Outpace Women

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April 14, 2015

No, it’s not just the day before Tax Day. Interestingly enough, today is another day with relevance to HR. According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, April 14th is called “Equal Pay Day” in order to raise public awareness around the importance of compensation equity in the workplace.

April 14, 2015


Q:  My daughter is pursuing a career as a programmer and hopes to work for a company such as Google.  I’m proud of her talent and aspirations.  However, I have some concerns about the technical industry’s record regarding women. First, they’re under-represented and then women seem to leave the industry after only working an average of 10 years.  What advice would you give her?

April 13, 2015


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Seen But Not Heard

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March 4, 2015


Updated daily, the HR News home page is your one-stop shop for the latest news and featured articles. This page compiles top staff-written and external news of general interest to HR, plus major stories in the HR Disciplines. 

Prepare for Imminent FLSA White-Collar Regulations

By Allen Smith  2/20/2015

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February 24, 2015


I have been thinking about the importance of our beliefs, especially beliefs regarding equality.

This is the scenario I threw out in my last post:  

February 5, 2015

Are you considering a career in technology?  Maybe human resources technology?  Check out this comic-infographic of the Life of Grace Hopper by Pablo Stanley...


Hi, I’m Pablo Stanley and I’m an experience designer at Udemy. I was so inspired by Grace Hopper that I wanted to pay tribute to this rarely recognized pioneer. Hope she inspires you as much as she inspires me. 

January 16, 2015


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

October 23, 2014


Female leaders deliver better financial results, studies show


Want your company to have a healthier bottom line?

Put a woman in charge.

A new survey published by HR consulting firm Development Dimensions International (DDI) and The Conference Board reveals that organizations with better financial performance have more women in leadership roles.

Those findings are backed by other research—and experiences on Wall Street.

She’ll Show ’Em the Money

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September 17, 2014
Last night was, according to @DonDraper_NY, the “beginning of the end.”  And, what a beginning it was.
Don remains on paid leave.  He visits Megan in California and then returns home to NY.
In his absence from the workplace, much of the focus was on Peggy and Joan.  Both worked incredibly hard on client retention and satisfaction but each was marginalized in ways that too many women still are today.
April 15, 2014
The finding crops up repeatedly in studies and surveys: Women aren’t getting the mentoring that might help them succeed at work. 
The question is: Why not? 
Lack of time, mentors’ fear they don’t have enough expertise, and mentees’ reluctance to ask to be taken under senior women’s wings were among the reasons outlined in a March 2014 paper from Development Dimensions International (DDI), a Pennsylvania-based global human resources consulting firm. 
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April 14, 2014

When she was a high school sophomore in Chicago, Antoinette Leatherberry was recruited for an industry “early identification program” sponsored by a local college.

April 10, 2014
When it comes to executive leaders, people prefer women.
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March 27, 2014