I recently had a conversation with a business woman that I met at a work related event. The dialogue started with the familiar exchange of “What do you do?” One of the many things that I “do” involves diversity work for a large organization. My new acquaintance chimed in that at her organization, a well […]
Organizations extol that their workplaces are diverse and inclusive, but what does that really mean? Is your workplace diverse and inclusive because there are people from different backgrounds in the company? Not necessarily. Diversity and inclusion means so much more than the numbers of employees on the payroll from different backgrounds. Employers that truly understand […]
It’s been a consistent struggle for the LGBT community when it comes to enjoying some of the basic rights that others have been able to take for granted. But employers are more enlightened than one might think when it comes to LGBT workplace rights. Based on a national poll of small…
As part of my new, “Hot Topics From Around the Web” series, I’ll be sharing interesting articles from blogs related to employee management.
Diversity is about more than quotas. It strengthens the heart of an organization–producing fresh perspectives, opening new markets and solidifying connections with the surrounding community.
As the holiday season approaches, all businesses must determine how they will recognize and celebrate this time of year. Unfortunately, the process of celebrating or observing the various holidays at work can become sticky from an HR perspective, as the season is based around religious dates. It is important to create an office atmosphere that […]
A Tweet is just a Tweet, right? Not if that Tweet is part of a series of harassing messages or interactions that one employee directs at another. As a supervisor, you’re likely well aware of the factors that define a hostile work environment allegation. It might be an employee’s persistent racially-motivated jokes or a supervisor […]
Articles and books about managing multi-age workforces are legion. Most cite one or two very popular works about the characteristics of each named age-cohort. Many even offer advice on how to lead teams with a diverse mixture of generations represented, but of all this counsel, instances of over-generalization abound and specific strategies for blending could […]
The multigenerational workforce: If you supervise one then you know each generation brings its own set of strengths and values to the workplace. But this diversity often presents challenges for a manager charged with overseeing the newest members of the workforce, Generation Y, and the oldest, Baby Boomers and Traditionalists. So how do you manage […]
How do you manage the situations created when an employee undergoes a gender change? No matter what your personal views on the matter may be, as a supervisor…