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Who's still biased?
The Boston Globe Share
If you work at a large company, and especially if you manage other people, chances are you've gone through diversity training. The vast majority of the Fortune 500 and, by some estimates, the majority of American employers offer diversity training programs for their employees. Many make such training mandatory. The amount of money spent on it in the United States runs into the billions. More
Employee resource groups: Untapped, overlooked, underutilized
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The New York Times to present The Innovation Experience: Use the Power of Diversity to Build, Change and Grow Your Business on March 29 in New York City. Led by Frans Johansson, author of the best selling book, The Medici Effect, participants will learn how to use diversity to drive innovation. Frans Johansson, leading innovation and diversity expert, has created The Innovation Experience as a way to teach companies and individuals how to put the principles of innovation to work. More
Diversity is not in your DNA, says white guy
If a company has no diversity program or a poorly conceived/managed one, it would seem that informed employees could/should approach management with an ERG proposal designed to make a strong business case and maybe lay the groundwork for a committed/meaningful diversity program or meaningful improvement on an existing one. Essentially, can/should an ERG be attempted if there is no diversity program? As a way to lay the groundwork? Read how DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti answers these questions and more. More
Texas employment discrimination attorney explains — Equal opportunity bullying in the workplace?
Federal law and Texas state law protect individuals from workplace discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics. For example, an employer cannot treat a worker unfairly because the worker is of a particular gender, race, or religious affiliation. But the law does not protect workers from "equal opportunity" bullies. More
The value of closing the gender gap
The World Economic Forum's Corporate Gender Gap Report surveyed 600 companies in more than 20 countries across 16 industries and provides an extensive statistical picture of everything from countries with the largest percentage of women chief executives in their large companies (Finland at 13 percent) to industries with the lowest percentage of women in their workforce (mining at 18 percent). The survey quotes research that says closing the male-female employment gap would have huge economic implications for developed economies. More
Faith in the workplace
He's a good example of someone who merges faith and service effectively at the workplace. So much so that Dave Dalzell, of Abilene, Texas, has been named the state's first recipient of the inaugural Texas Realtor Hero Award presented by the Texas Association of Realtors. Dalzell is someone who isn't afraid to live his faith in his workplace.. More
New equations in the workplace
The Hindu Magazine Share
In the workplace, man-woman relationships can be potential minefields. … The last three decades or so have seen large numbers of empowered women entering the contemporary urban work space in the country. As a result, even hitherto male-dominated industries have been forced to gird their collective loins and work out new ways and means of dealing with opposite-gender co-workers. More
'Drowning in Alzheimer's: Minorities struggle with dementia
Francisca Terrazas could not be left alone. She burned her foot pouring boiling water over an ant hill in her driveway. She would wander for hours searching for aluminum cans. The effects of Alzheimer's disease had taken hold. Minorities such as Terrazas are at greater risk for the degenerative disease, according to an Alzheimer's Association report. More