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Gender Inequality and Women in the Workplace

Women have made great strides in the workplace, but inequality persists. The issue of equal pay is still a hot-button topic. The US Census Bureau reports that women earn 80 percent of what men are paid.Such inequality is hardly unique to the United States, however. ...




Create an LGBT-inclusive workplace: Six tips

An inclusive environment can make your CU more appealing to employees and members.
With their people-helping-people philosophy and community-oriented values, credit unions have built a reputation for inclusiveness.
LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) Pride Month gives credit unions a chance to demonstrate their commitment to acceptance and diversity, especially in the workplace. ...




The Omissions That Make So Many Sexual Harassment Policies Ineffective

Our research began with a simple question: If 98% of organizations in the United States have a sexual harassment policy, why does sexual harassment continue to be such a persistent and devastating problem in the American workplace? As evidenced by recent headlines regarding ongoing sexual harassment in the National Park Service, Uber, and Fox News, it seems clear that sexual harassment policies have not stopped the problem they were designed to address. ...




5 Questions to Ask About Corporate Culture to Get Beyond the Usual Meaningless Blather

There aren’t many leaders who would disagree with the idea that a healthy, productive culture is a defining element of business success. Yet I’ve seen so many companies with lofty-sounding “mission statements” and “core values” that have the most toxic workplaces imaginable. ...




6 Creative Ways to Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month

1. Write a Letter to a FriendIf you’re like me, you still get a thrill when through the post there comes a handwritten letter or postcard. There’s something about how personal it feels that, while of course purely an emotional thing, can mean a lot more than a quick email. ...




Celebrate gay pride, embrace workplace diversity

fter Pulse, a reminder that inclusion strengthens communities and workplaces.Early this month, thousands of visitors will flock to Orlando to attend the Out & Equal Workplace Summit and participate in local Come Out With Pride activities.Against the backdrop of career workshops and gay-pride celebrations, members of the LGBT community and their allies will pay solemn tribute to the 49 people who died during an attack at a gay nightclub. ...




6 Steps Your HR Team Can Take to Leave the Dark Ages

Automating payroll and outsourcing benefits frees HR staff to focus on recruiting and retaining talented employees.
The workplace continues to change as workers and clients use technology to communicate and manage operations. However, some HR departments still cling to outdated processes, arguing that it’s the way they’ve always done things. ...




Transgender in the Workplace: The Necessary Conversation

Whether you are already transgender or are in the process of transitioning, a conversation should be had with your employer.  Though there may be a fear of harassment, discrimination, or lack of acceptance, it is a conversation that can and must happen. ...




How to Do Internships the Right Way

CHICAGO—Internships are not meant to be free help. They are not meant to replace an employee. And they shouldn't be used for busy work.Internships are a great way for students to get real-world experience in a particular career and for employers to scope out potential new hires upon graduation. ...




3 things managers can’t say after FMLA requests

You know when employees request FMLA leave, those conversations have to stick to the facts about what the workers need and why. The problem is, a lot of managers don’t know that — and here’s proof some of their stray comments can cost you dearly in court. ...