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Out, But Still Not Always Equal, in Retail

Corporate America tends to avoid controversy. But when it came time for the Supreme Court to rule on marriage equality in 2015, 379 major companies and business organizations filed an amicus brief in support.
 
“To reap the rewards of diversity,” the brief read, “employers need to be able to recruit and retain top talent … through equitable and competitive benefits packages. ...




How do I network if I am an introvert?

It's intimidating, awkward and uncomfortable, to a point where you probably even hate it.
 
But networking is essential in your job search. If you do it the right way, connections here and there could lead you to dream jobs. LinkedIn says 85% of jobs are filled via some sort of networking. ...




Workplace Discrimination: The LGBT Workforce

The LGBT community is statistically one of the most discriminated against demographics in the world today. According to surveys done by UCLA’s William’s Institute, approximately four percent of the United States workforce identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT). ...




The younger generation is super competitive and wants to steal your job

Look out, millennials — Gen Z enters the workforce this June.
Gen Z, comprised of those born between 1995 and 2012, is a 72.8 million strong population and radically different than its millennial (Gen Y) predecessor, says David Stillman, co-author of “Gen Z @ Work: How the Next Generation is Transforming the Workplace” (Harper Business, out now). ...




The fight continues for LGBT equality

June is National LGBT Pride Month. This year, I joined several thousand demonstrators from across the U.S. to participate in the annual Equality March in Washington, D.C. It was an amazing show of solidarity to support equality for our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. ...




How to Ask for Your Job Back and Get Rehired

What can you do when you've quit your job, started a new position, and then discover that the new job isn't what you expected? What are your options when you're regretting leaving your old job, and you really want it back?Because you don't know what can happen when you start a new job, it makes good sense to leave a job on the best terms you can. ...




Want to Excel at Work? Take a Vacation

The science is clear: Taking a break is a key part of getting ahead at work. Just as top athletes need to schedule recovery breaks in their training, employees need time to mentally recharge in order to stay sharp and engaged on the job.In an article published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, Sabine Sonnentag of the University of Mannheim comprehensively reviewed the current research on recovering from work. ...




Addicted To Ambition: 3 Ways Millennials Can Manage Their Stress

If you’re like me, accolades make you want more accolades. Though responsible for great success and progress, ambition can also cause feelings of worthlessness, mania and anxiety. Neuroscience now explains why, and offers insight on alleviating its adverse effects. ...




5 Ways To Celebrate LGBTQ Pride At Work

June is Pride Month, and you know what that means: weeks of rainbow-drenched parades, festivals, and parties. So many parties. But how do you celebrate LGBTQ pride at work? Although we're fortunate to live in a time when some people can openly celebrate their sexuality, that's certainly not true of every workplace. ...




Why you should ask the interviewer for feedback after a job rejection

 My response to job rejections has always been much the same.I replay the interview in my head until eventually I've figured out why the company rejected me: I wore an ugly outfit. I talked too much. I'm a generally terrible person and no company would ever want me as an employee. ...