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July 1, 2011

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A new kind of racism?
Human Resource Executive Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
One study shows that, as racial discrimination lessens against blacks, whites are feeling victimized. That's pretty surprising, the researchers say, when black Americans still lag in areas such as income, home ownership, health and employment. However, another professor says non-college-educated whites are falling behind. More

Scrutinizing the EEOC's regulations
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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is reviewing its rules to comply with President Obama's Executive Order to make all federal agency regulations "more effective or less burdensome." However, the five rules targeted by the EEOC are not necessarily the regulations experts see as the most cumbersome. More

Gay marriage in New York: How everyone benefits
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The fight for LGBT rights has gained momentum this year, with the federal government agreeing to end "don't ask, don't tell" for the military and President Barack Obama slowly but surely becoming a more vocal advocate. As has happened with other human-rights battles, some progressive corporations are leading the way, while others damage their reputations with employees and customers. More

Workplace mental health disability leave recurs sooner than
physical health leave

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The recurrence of an employee's medical leave of absence from work tends to happen much sooner with a mental health leave than a physical one, according to Toronto-based Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Most workers who take a mental health leave from their jobs do not have another disability leave for at least two years, according to a new study from CAMH. In contrast, most who have had a physical health disability leave have almost four years before a second episode. More

Managing vibrant boomer women
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The most important thing about boomers is not that a few are now 65 but that most of them have turned 50, an age that symbolizes for women the most dramatic transition in life after motherhood. A variety of factors at age 50 serve to remind a woman of her mortality and may represent the first time when she has to admit that some of the most important things in her life are well beyond her control. More

Smart strategies for older job seekers
U.S.News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Even before the Great Recession, a rising percentage of retirement-age folks were still working. The economy was strong, consumers were spending like crazy, and lots of jobs were, in physical terms at least, not taxing for older employees. Today, the percentage of people over age 65 who are working or seeking work is reaching new industrial-era highs. The reasons for the continued trend, of course, have changed drastically. More

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Workplace discrimination: Transparency key in fight for equality
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In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in the Walmart case, women across the country are reexamining the weapons they have in the fight against discrimination in the workplace. According to a new study, transparency is one of the best ways to battle inequality. More

Health disparities persist despite quality improvements
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States are doing better on health care quality, but progress in cutting racial and income disparities has been harder to achieve, according to data released in June by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. More

Why lazy co-workers are worse than you think
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That old saying about one bad apple? When it comes to working in teams, it really is true. According to Benjamin Walker, a doctoral student at the University of New South Wales' Australian School of Business, the laziest member of a team actually has the greatest impact on its success or failure. More

The myth of the 'Queen Bee': Work and sexism
National Science Foundation via U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Female bosses sometimes have a reputation for not being very nice. Some display what's called "queen bee" behavior, distancing themselves from other women and refusing to help other women as they rise through the ranks. More

Women doing more work on weekends
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According to the 2010 American Time Use Survey, released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women worked more hours overall than they did two years ago, especially on weekends. Employed women, who historically have worked fewer hours than men, are catching up as the hours men work are decreasing. More

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