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Is the Dropping Unemployment Rate Masking High Underemployment?

U.S. is at ‘full employment,’ but there are significant numbers of involuntary part-time workers, discouraged job seekers
he latest national jobs data showed the lowest unemployment rate in years, but the reasons behind it may not all be good news, according to labor market experts. ...




Companies in Gay-Friendly States Are More Innovative

In my own research, I’ve found that more tolerant and gay-friendly metro areas have higher rates of innovation and high-tech industry. Adding to this analysis is a detailed new study by the economists Huasheng Gao and Wei Zhang, published in the journal Management Science, which finds that companies in more gay-friendly states are actually significantly more innovative. ...




Your ‘Innovative’ Workplace is not Enough

The term “innovative workplace culture” is increasingly clichéd, with little thought about what it means in practice. And yet a successful workplace culture is a business imperative for companies expected to lead the way in design and innovation in today’s experience economy. ...




How United Airlines, Mastercard, Salesforce, AppNexus And Other Leaders Approach Diversity At Work

On November 2, 2016, we had the pleasure of participating in an event titled “Diversity At Work,” co-organized by Startup52, a diversity-focused accelerator for technology startups, and Kazi, the Belgian online matchmaker for highly educated university graduates and corporate recruiters. ...




Creating Cultures Where Employers Retain Talented Workers

Eleanor Roosevelt’s words speak volumes for members of our very diverse LGBTQ community:
 
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
 
No one had to tell me that coming out as a trans-identified woman and transitioning at my former company would put my job at risk. ...




Empowering LGBT Employees

One of our core values at WhiteWave is “Individuals Matter”, which means that we strive to have an inclusive, fun and inspiring workplace and a culture where differences are respected and celebrated. Our employee resource groups (ERGs) are a big part of how we live this value and create a workplace in which everyone can be their authentic self. ...




Asian lesbian tycoon tops global list of LGBTI business people

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Gigi Chao tops this year's Outstanding list of LGBT+ executives


A lesbian businesswoman whose billionaire father offered a HK$500 million reward to any man who could convince his daughter to marry him, has been named the most influential LGBT+ business person in the world. ...




Retailers Scramble for Holiday Workers in Tight Labor Market

Employers planning to hire hundreds of thousands of holiday-season workers this year are expanding their talent acquisition channels and raising wages to fill jobs from a shrinking talent pool.
Ninety percent of 1,000 employers in the retail, restaurant and hospitality industries surveyed by Snagajob, an hourly jobs marketplace, plan to hire seasonal workers for the holidays. ...




6 Phrases Real Leaders at Work Say to Their Team

Whether you’ve just started training your first hire or you’ve been managing scores of people for decades, you’re in the position of being a leader. And if there’s one aspect of leadership that holds true regardless of staff size or industry, it’s that being one isn’t for the thin-skinned or the faint of heart. ...




Why Entrepreneurs Need to Stop Networking and Start Sweatworking!

CYMI, meeting for coffee is so five minutes ago, the network mixer is passé, and martini lunches had a place and time in the Mad Men era of history. Now, if you want to get a game plan going for your business, you need to get moving—literally. ...