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God goes to the office
USA Today Share
More businesses are embracing or encouraging spirituality in the workplace, but before you sing Hallelujah, look a little closer at the motives behind the trend. More
Keeping sexuality a secret 'a health risk'
AAP via Herald and Weekly Times Share
Being forced to keep your sexual orientation a secret to save your job is unfair and potentially damaging to your mental and physical health, retired High Court justice Michael Kirby says. The remarks were heard in Sydney during the launch of a new campaign, Pride in Diversity, which aims to work with employers to make workplaces more responsive to the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. More
Do employers discriminate by gender?
The Age Share
Much work on gender pay differentials focuses on observed wage data. Yet equilibrium outcomes may reflect both productive traits and labor market discrimination. An alternative approach – implemented relatively rarely when considering gender discrimination – is to conduct audit experiments, sending matched CVs to employers in response to job advertisements. More
Diversity: Assessing yourself and making your organization inclusive
Asbury Park Press Share
It is clear that New Jersey is one of the most diverse states in the country and nowhere is that more evident than in our workplace, writes Fran Kirschner of the Asbury Park Press. Understanding how to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds means first understanding our own thoughts and beliefs about those who are different from us. More
The eNewsBrief: Hot Topics in Diversity now available as an iPhone app
ASHHRA understands the need to deliver timely, relevant industry news to its members. In partnering with MultiBriefs to create the eNewsBrief: Hot Topics in Diversity, the association committed itself to delivering this news to members and other human resources professionals. That partnership has now expanded to provide another convenient avenue to receive this information. The eNewsBrief: Hot Topics in Diversity is now part of the new MultiBriefs app, now available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store.
Simply search "MultiBriefs" in the App Store and download the app free of charge. Once the MultiBriefs application is downloaded, you can add the ASHHRA feed from the "Business Management" section. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week. And just like the e-mail news brief you've become accustomed to, you may share articles with your colleagues via e-mail, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. You can even bookmark certain articles as favorites to revisit at a later date. As always, feedback is appreciated and is important to the success of the app. Feel free to rate the application in the App Store. More
Programs to benefit minority executives touted
The Arizona Republic Share
Ethnic minorities enrolled in college business programs would benefit from classes that teach them how to handle social challenges they might face while working in corporate America, according to a report published in the Career Development Quarterly. Such classes could increase the number of minorities who rise to executive-level positions, wrote the paper's author, Belinda Johnson White, a professor of leadership studies at the all-male, historically Black Morehouse College in Atlanta. More
Putting diversity into practice
American Veterinary Medical Association Share
Over 40 years ago two veterinarians, one black and one white, came together in veterinary practice, in their common cause of equality and inclusion and, soon, in a lasting friendship. A native of London, England, and 1948 graduate of the Royal Veterinary College, Dr. David A. Rickards was looking for a particular kind of associate. It was 1968, and Dr. Evan Morse had just graduated from Tuskegee University. More
Virginia governor's anti-bias order removes language regarding sexual orientation
The Washington Post Share
Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell has signed an executive order barring discrimination in the state workforce on grounds that include race, sex, religion and age, but not sexual orientation. The order cements federal law, which prohibits discrimination on those grounds. More
Workplace bullying on the rise - take control
HR Zone Share
Reports of workplace bullying have doubled over the past ten years and more than one in three employees have fallen victim to intimidation in the workplace in the past six months, according to recent figures. More