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7 Elements of a Strong Work Ethic

Have you ever tried to do business with someone who didn’t seem to take pleasure in the job, or care? Perhaps you didn't go back to this person because you didn't like the way you were treated, or lacked confidence in that business as a whole.
Did you then spread the word to others about your bad experience?
 
When you own your own business, “bad press” like this can affect your bottom line and your reputation. ...




10 Ways to Positively Close Out Your Affirmative Action Plan Year

Federal contractors are required to do a number of tasks during the affirmative action plan year. Because those tasks are not reported on until an Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) audit, they often fall to the bottom of the "to do" list. ...




Facebook invites HR pros to steal its sexual harassment policy

In the wake of surging workplace sexual harassment allegations across all industries, Facebook is taking a drastic step.
 
The social networking giant and winner of the prestigious, employee-rated Glassdoor “Best Place to Work” title, just announced it will make its own internal sexual harassment policy public for other companies — especially those in the Silicon Valley — to use as a model for preventing sexual harassment in the workplace and beyond. ...




21 Wisconsin LGBT Chamber members score perfect 100 on Human Rights Campaign’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index

Twenty-one members of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce received a score of 100 and the distinction of being one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index compiled by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, an increase from 15 businesses receiving the same score last year. ...




Best companies to work for in South Mississippi if you're LGBT

There’s a law in Mississippi that allows businesses to deny service to LGBT people based on religious views. But that hasn’t stopped local entrepreneurs or large companies in South Mississippi from stepping up for their LGBTQ employees.
HB 1523 was signed by Gov. ...




Meet Danica Roem, Virginia’s first transgender elected official

Democrat Danica Roem rejoices the end of a 10-month campaign when polls closed at Tyler Elementary School on Tuesday. She defeated incumbent Del. Robert G. Marshall (R) by nearly nine percentage points, according to unofficial returns. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)
Standing atop a table inside a pub Tuesday night in the Washington, D. ...




Are ERGs Passé? Deloitte Phasing Them Out for Inclusion Councils

Is it time to get rid of diversity resource groups—also known as employee resource groups (ERGs)? Deloitte, a New York-based financial advisory firm, thinks so. It announced this week that it is phasing out its diversity groups in favor of "inclusion councils," Bloomberg reported. ...




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. ...