I have had the opportunity to consult and partner with a variety of smart, business savvy managers in my career as an HR professional. Most of the managers that I worked with were firm but fair and empathetic when it came to their employees. It is what you would expect. These are managers that strive […]
Keeping Kosher Under Religious Accommodation Laws
Most employers know that they cannot discriminate against employees and applicants based on their religion. But employers also have a duty to “reasonably accommodate” an employee’s or applicant’s “sincerely held” religious beliefs (or lack thereof). Religious accommodation claims are increasingly targeting company dress code and appearance policies.While employers have the right to enforce policies relating […]
Diversity and Inclusion – Can You Have One Without the Other?
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 […]
Retaining a Diverse Workforce- Part II
Transcript of ESBHR Podcast 16: Retaining a Diverse Workforce, Part II Listen to the audio. In today’s article, I’ll share ideas on how to keep the diverse employees that you have. You’ll learn as I go over this information with you that many of these tips can easily be applied to all types of employees; and […]
Tips on Finding & Retaining Diverse Employees –Part I
Many managers and business owners understand the value of hiring a diverse group of employees, but aren’t quite sure of the steps that need to be taken towards reaching their goal of an inclusive and diverse workforce.