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How LGBT Candidates Won So Big on Election Night

LGBT candidates won across the board on election night, with the headline-making success of Danica Roem and other trans candidates at the forefront.
 
The victories for LGBT candidates on election night 2017 seemed as sudden as lightning bolts. ...




Transgender Virginia candidate makes history and how other races to watch turned out

The first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state legislature defeated her conservative Republican opponent in a closely watched Virginia election.
 
In a historic bid, Democrat Danica Roem beat Republican incumbent Bob Marshall, one of Virginia's most socially conservative lawmakers, in Tuesday's election in the northern Virginia district, according to The Associated Press. ...




Judge deals major blow to EEOC’s wellness regs, leaves employers in limbo

In a recent high-profile court ruling, a judge didn’t flat-out strike down controversial EEOC regs regarding employer wellness plans, but his ruling does have the potential to alter the fate of those regs.
 
The high-profile suit in question is AARP v. ...




How can I keep my employees from jumping ship?

I am the owner of a thriving small company. I make an extreme effort to support my employees, yet no matter how much I do, I rarely trust their loyalty. They tell me how happy they are and how grateful for learning so much, but then jump ship, chasing a shinier fish. ...




Why millennials really want to work in the cannabis industry

 Finding jobs as a millennial isn’t an easy proposition. With a workforce that requires experience for entry-level positions or accepting unpaid internships, most millennials struggle with acquiring work. But one area has not only enticed millennials, but actively recruited them: the cannabis industry. ...




Worry and Guilt Plague Working Parents During Back-to-School Season

Employers can help with care benefits, by showing empathy and by setting an example
 
There's the morning parent orientation at your child's school, which overlaps with your weekly meeting at work. There are the half days designed to ease students back into the academic year, but which leave parents either scrambling for child care or asking to work from home. ...




Bring Some Summertime Into The Office

Being stuck in a stuffy old office is no fun in the summertime, especially when you know how sunny and warm it is outside. It’s hard to focus at work when all you can think about is hitting the beach, soaking up some rays, or getting your grill on. So, how can employees make the best of the summer months while they are chained to their desk five days a week?
 
Here are six ways to capture a little summer and put it in your cubicle:
 
Take Some Beach
 
Are you a beach bum? Grab some seashells, sea glass, or sand and make your own desktop beach! Get a little creative: mix all of them in a clear vase and place it next to your computer screen. ...




6 common manager mistakes that can get your company sued

What do employment attorneys see as the common thread that lands well-meaning employers in court time and time again? Costly mistakes by their front-line managers. To safeguard your firm from these five common manager blunders cited by attorneys, have HR meet with all front-line managers and supervisors and remind them to avoid:The big 6

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‘Employee of the Month’ programs really work

When Brittany Tomkiewicz, senior manager of acquisition marketing at Birchbox, sat at her desk in January, her space was temporarily adorned with a foot-tall gnome.
At the beauty and cosmetic subscription-based service company’s offices in NoMad, her peers had “gnominated” her for their monthly program spotlighting stellar performance. ...




Power-Hungry Boss? Why Everyone Suffers When Leaders Misbehave

Leaders who abuse their power in the workplace don't just cause pain to their victims; new research finds they also suffer themselves.A study recently published in the Academy of Management Journal revealed that when powerful people were rude and cruel to their colleagues, they were less likely to feel competent, respected and autonomous in the workplace. ...