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Payroll inequality and gender discrimination has become a hot button issue this election season. Who can forget the "binders full of women" comment during the last ...
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No matter what your relationship with your boss is, there are certain truths that they just aren't going to tell you. In fact, some of the truths are things that could get them ...
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 I have come a long way in my thinking on affirmative action.  I have come to accept many aspects of it and this from a conservative view.  One reason goes to my ...
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The current job market is something of a scary place for anyone to navigate at the moment but especially for older workers, those who have already passed that half century mark. ...
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Lately, there has been much more attention being given to the idea that women in the workplace deserve to be paid as much as man in a similar position. Even with the passing of ...
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When you're looking for a new job, there are several things that you will want to be sure to cover during the job interview. However, if you have a disability or a previous ...
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Over the past couple of weeks, I've been going through job boards, Craigslist ads and even local classified ads, looking for job openings. One thing I've noticed is that there are ...
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 I was thinking about what to write this week and diversity popped into my head.  Do you actually have to be at an office or a standard workplace to have ...
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The job market is still tight, and has been for the past couple of years. Although we hear a lot about how young people are struggling to find jobs, the hardest hit are people who ...
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As most anyone who has ever held a job can tell you, the workplace is a diverse place of different types of people. Different backgrounds, different colors, cultures, religions, ...
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I’ll never forget Art and Shortie.   I used to work in the inner city for a pizza delivery company.  Arthur and Shortie, as he liked to be called, which I ...
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 Rosy the Riveter and World War II helped encourage women to enter the workforce and created a class of “pink collar” jobs, or professions typically held by ...
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The modern workplace in most cases is a smorgasbord of people types, and this diversity has pros and cons, but in the end can make for a more rounded, stronger team of workers if ...
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 As the parent of a child with Asperger’s Syndrome the employment statistics for adults with autism spectrum disorders are frightening. Recent reports claim that up to ...
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 From city to country or country to country cultural differences influence attitudes and customer service skills. My family and I recently moved to a small town in the ...
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More women than ever are entering the workplace. Half of today’s workforce is made up of women; of that number, 37 percent are mid-level managers and 26 percent are vice ...
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 You notice your co-worker, Judy, has been late to work twice this week.  Under her makeup are traces of a black eye and a bruise on her arm that she tries to keep ...
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  Change seems to be slow in coming for women in the utilities industry. The stats show that the gender gap is alive and well in this male-dominated field. Seems many men ...
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These days, you don't have to look very far to see someone who is 65 and still in good health. In fact, most baby boomers are enjoying lives that are active and meaningful long ...
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 Last week I was meeting with some clients about redesigning their website. They have several big projects and proposals in the works so they realize the need to solidify the ...
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  The U.S. Dept. of Labor revealed that the health care industry must fill millions of job vacancies in this decade. This includes nurses and other “frontline” ...
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 Ski and other athletic themed resorts have decided to make their venues more female friendly, attracting more women and moms. They've concluded that men don't understand ...
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  If you aspire to be a successful administrative manager, you need to be aware that cultural barriers in your department can present their share of ...
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Image via WikipediaA look at a proposed plan to boost the hiring of disabled workers.With the economy still in trouble and the job market making a slow comeback, the Obama ...
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It is so easy to misjudge people you have just met or know very little about. This is especially true when the person you have met is from a different ethnic group. Many times ...
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 by Alex A. KecskesIn Sun Tzu's now famous text, The Art of War, the ancient general speaks of techniques that men of war can use to achieve victory. But can these same ...
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Data collected by the National Science Foundation revealed that a total of 1,941 engineering doctorates were awarded in 2004. Of those, only 32--or 1.7 percent--were conferred on ...
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There are many learning games that can actively engage your employees in activities that can allow them to better understand and adjust to working with others from diverse ...
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As if this job market hasn't been challenging enough for the over-50 workforce, now comes news that some large employers are asking applicants to disclose their age on their ...
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One of the reasons most people possess some form of prejudice for other cultures is because of their lack of understanding of other people, different than their own. They simply ...
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Before we go into why diversity matters in logistics and supply chain management, let's get one thing clear: There is no black, or female, or Asian, or Hispanic, or white way to ...
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Women engineers are urged to attend MIT's critically important symposium--Leaders in Science and Engineering: The Women of MIT, scheduled for March 28 and 29, 2011 at the Kresge ...
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The next time a conversation comes up about whether or not someone is qualified to do what they are doing, ask yourself if you have some form of bias.For example, you see a ...
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When you are being interviewed by a potential employer, there are several types of interview questions that are illegal for them to ask. These questions include asking how old you ...
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The law forbids discrimination on the basis of race, age and sex no matter where you are, but sexual orientation is another matter. As of now, only 21 states and the District of ...
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As any woman who doesn't fit the ideal body type can tell you, weight discrimination is a part of life. And, it seems to take only a modest weight gain for women to experience ...
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What comes to mind when you hear the term ‘war hero?’ Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan? George C. Scott in Patton? How about Denzel Washington in Glory? If you said the ...
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by Alex A. Kecskes   A recent government report noted that the number of women breaking through the managerial glass ceiling has pretty much stalled. The Government ...
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by Alex A. Kecskes   Even in this day of "workplace equality," finding a company that truly supports and promotes its female workforce can be a challenge. Here ...
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The hospitality industry employs over 8.8 million people, and it's estimated that more than 1.6 million new workers will be needed in the coming decade to keep up with demand. ...
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A number of years ago I went back to college to work on my master’s degree. I remember looking around the room in my first class and noticed a diverse group of people. There were ...
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According to a report by UK-based gay lobby group Stonewall in 2008, Serves You Right, 1 in 5 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgendered people have experienced homophobic ...
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The number of non-white Americans is projected to rise by 50 percent between 2000 and 2020. At the same time, the racial and ethnic diversity in the health professions seems to be ...
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In a report earlier this year, MSNBC reported that a growing number of men are filing sexual harassment claims against their employers. The report revealed that from 1990 to 2009, ...
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The biggest military news in recent weeks has been whether the Armed Forces would do away with its 'don't ask, don't tell' policy. Instituted by the Clinton Administration in the ...
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Recent research shows that men prefer working for women more than women do. Most women say male bosses are less likely to succumb to mood swings and that they prefer having a man ...
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Working moms work hard. I can remember thinking of my mom as a hero (still do actually). She worked the normal eight-hour shift, five-days a week, but also cooked, cleaned and ...
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Women have come far in the workplace in the past few decades. That being said, women continue to face gender discrimination and are still being paid less than their male ...
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The annual meeting of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association took place on November 8th. And just as the announcer was about to introduce the presenter of an ...
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Grammy-winning singer John Legend is lending his support to the Department of Education’s efforts to increase the number of minority teachers in America. Most recently, the ...
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The annual meeting of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association took place on November 8th. And just as the announcer was about to introduce the presenter of an ...
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If you’re looking for a great company to work for, one of the signs to watch for is whether or not that company has a good understanding and respect for diversity. If a ...
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Employers of all sizes, in all industries, are paying more attention to diversity than ever before – they’re trying to make sure that their companies are attracting a ...
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   For many years, women have held the majority of jobs in the education professional – for generations, becoming a teacher was one of the only career paths ...
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It has been widely reported that for the first time in history, women are less than a percentage point away from making up the majority of the national workforce. The economic ...
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I will start with two basic points that everyone can logically agree with: 1.) Every organization needs quality leadership to be successful in a highly competitive world, and 2.) ...
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For the past century, our discussion about equal opportunity - which has evolved into a conversation about workforce diversity—has been limited to race and gender. In the United ...
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What is an equality policy?An equality policy is a business document that outlines a company's position on equality in the workplace. This is important - discrimination at work on ...
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I am a female currently employed in the legal field, at a worldwide firm. I generally consider my co-workers and organization to be relatively progressive and sensitive to unique ...
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Diversity is a popular management topic in many countries and companies. A wide of sweep resources in HR and management time is devoted to diversity in large organisations, ...
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What you don't know about your resume, cover letter, and personal branding strategies are affecting the outcome of your job search … and career. Put a top resume writing firm and ...
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Today's competitive global economy results in frequent cross-border movements of staff that results in a growing diversity at the workplace. As the inevitable happens between ...
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You are the staffing manager and you have spent countless hours and energy trying to fill key positions in your organization. Your charge has been to actively seek out minorities ...
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According to a recent survey conducted by the Families and Work Institute, 52 percent of Americans prefer to work with people like themselves while only 34 percent would rather be ...
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Cultural and racial diversity have dramatically changed the way we do business in the United States. Nowhere is this more true than in the mortgage lending arena. Not only have ...
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Nobody said coming to America would be easy. The nation always has been and continues to be populated people who regard hardship as an acceptable price to pay for a new life in a ...
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Words are plentiful these days -- words about war and patriotism and courage. What is in shorter supply is an honest rhetoric about loyalty. We profess an “all for one” stance in ...
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One of the biggest challenges facing both diversity professionals and meeting planners is how to couch the diversity message in such a way as to make everyone – regardless of ...
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Well, it has happened before and I suppose it will happen again. Right in the middle of a recent speech on diversity, a woman in the audience found it amusing to tell an ethnic ...
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Maybe it is a curse or maybe a blessing, but I sure do think about diversity a lot of the time. This makes me perpetually aware of comments, relationships, and anything that has ...
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English is a strange language. Did you ever notice that a "slim" and "fat" chance are the same thing and that you park your car in a "driveway," drive on the "parkway," and sit ...
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How often have you said something like, "It seems like every other country has a culture but we don't," or "America is just a hodgepodge of groups -- we don't really have any ...
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Sexism, racism, blatant discrimination—certainly each of these can be a factor in keeping women and emerging groups from advancing in the workplace. More often, however, the ...
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In today’s global business environment it is common to work with diverse groups in the accounting field. Whether your company is looking to expand overseas or has an internal ...
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Several months ago, while searching for a job, I came across a company, which had placed an advertisement for copywriters and proofreaders. Since I could apply online, I emailed ...
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I was recently asked the question, "Where does an organization draw the line on what diversity means, and how far is too far?" I believe that organizational diversity is still an ...
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STANFORD, Calif. -- Recent research at Stanford Business School finds that diversity among employees can generate better performance when it comes to out-of-the-ordinary creative ...

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