I saw in the elevator yesterday that jobless claims are lower than expected, signaling – according to that brief paragraph – signs of strength in the labor market. I wouldn’t know. I’m not looking for a job, and I don’t know anyone who is, which is interesting. Because I know quite a few people who … Continue reading What’s Your Recruiting Experience Really Like?
So, April 4th was Equal Pay Day. It’s not a bank holiday, so no one got to stay home from work, but it is an important date for women. LeanIn.org, the nonprofit Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg created to make the workplace better for women, launched its latest campaign/hashtag on the 4th. Joining #BanBossy and #LeanInTogether, #20PercentCounts … Continue reading Equal Pay Day and Voting with Your Feet
I have a love hate relationship with this blog. I hate that I have to write about this content. To me a lot of what I write is common sense, or should be. But then, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that common sense isn’t all that common. Which brings me to why I love … Continue reading Have I Been Poisoned?
What the h – e – double hockey sticks, right? Why on earth would I promote the idea that diversity should be selfish? What about inclusion? Unity? Collaboration? Equality? Well, it all depends on who’s being selfish and why. Earlier this month I ran into this article on Forbes.com. In it staffer Katheryn Thayer detailed … Continue reading Diversity Should Be Selfish.
So, this week I took part in a protest. It’s my first one in recent memory, so it was notable. Let me be clear; I was not in the streets under a hot sun with police dogs nipping at my heels or fire hoses threatening. In observance of the International Woman’s Day A Day Without … Continue reading A Day Without a Woman at Work
The need for speed in business does not excuse an organization from taking the time to create and execute a thoughtful, sincere and diversity-friendly talent strategy – not when your customers and employee base are potentially diverse. Ask Uber. The company is finding that out firsthand given the rash of problems the once exalted startup … Continue reading Uber: Beware Diversity Debt
So, about a month ago I blogged about the movie Hidden Figures. I’m still gratified at the amount of support the piece received, so I feel justified in revisiting this particular well for a different reason – whitewashing. Hollywood, rather the film industry in general, has always been a bit more advanced than corporate America … Continue reading Why Corporate America Could Use a White Savior
I think about happiness a lot. I don’t know if it’s on my mind because so many in the country and in the workplace seem to be unhappy these days, but how to be and stay happy gets a lot of my energy, and I don’t mind giving it. I ran across this Forbes article, … Continue reading 6 Things Minorities Can Do to Stay Sane at Work
Those of you who saw the popular 1996 film A Thin Line Between Love and Hate starring Martin Lawrence and Lynn Whitfield will recognize the title reference. It was also a song by The Persuaders. I’m going to dig into the line between business and politics in this blog, but the love and hate bit … Continue reading There’s a Thin Line Between Business and Politics