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Study reveals workers earn less after minimum wage hike

A substantial boost in the minimum wage in Seattle actually hurt low-wage workers by reducing hours and income, a bombshell study found — raising concerns about the impact of New York’s decision to raise its wage.
Like New York, Seattle is steadily increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour. ...




Who Should Be Responsible for Pushing Gender Diversity at Work?

Even though research has shown that there are concrete benefits to hiring and promoting more women into leadership positions, progress remains stilted in corporate America—especially at the top. Only 14 percent of executives at Fortune 500 companies are women. ...




Want To Hire Great Employees? Fix Your Broken Recruiting Process

It is sad that business leaders still complain about "talent shortages" when anyone who has applied for a job lately knows that the standard corporate or institutional recruiting process is badly broken.
 
It isn't talent shortages that keep employers and willing and capable job-seekers apart. ...




What to Do When Bedbugs Bite at Work

An infestation at BuzzFeed is a reminder that bedbugs can also cause havoc in the workplace...
Bedbugs—those nasty parasites that feed off human blood—are typically a household problem. But every now and then, the critters find their way into the workplace, as they did last week at BuzzFeed’s headquarters in New York City. ...




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. ...