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The value of LGBT equality in the workplace

Despite the progress made towards LGBT workplace equality, millions of Americans today go to work fearing losing their jobs because of who they are or who they love. No current federal law protects LGBT workers from employment discrimination. According to surveys, more than 40% of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people and almost 90% of transgender people have experienced employment discrimination, harassment or mistreatment. ...




To Build a Top-Performing Team, Keep Your Stars Happy and Your Bench Inspired

With the NFL season now upon us, and our hopes high that our favorite team will be Super Bowl bound come early next year, it’s worth reminding ourselves that the most important part of determining how successful our team will be is by looking at who we currently have playing for us. ...




Lambda Legal Seeks Rehearing by Full Seventh Circuit Court in Ivy Tech Employment Discrimination Case

“Justice cannot wait," added Nevins. "Kimberly Hively, who was denied advancement and lost a job that she loved just because she is a lesbian, cannot wait. Lesbian, gay and bisexual people who refuse to live in the closet cannot wait. If the panel of three judges didn’t feel it was in their power to overturn this problematic precedent, the full Seventh Circuit can and should. ...




Benefits to Attract Candidates

            With the workforce becoming more and more competitive, companies are starting to step up their game in recruiting efforts. This can be seen in the increase of benefits and incentives offered to attract top talent. ...




The Workplace Is Not Immune: Zika Guidance for Employers

In April, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) jointly issued new guidance aimed at protecting workers from occupational exposure to the Zika virus. 
 
The "Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus" report is a direct reaction to the growing outbreak in the United States and in South and Central America. ...




Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process

Lately, there has been a lot of talk in the media about bias in everyday life and how we need to recognize and admit that it exists for us all. This also applies to our professional lives, and not just in terms of the way we work and who we encounter each day. ...




Remote Control: The Tools and Tactics You Need to Manage a Far-Flung Workforce

Jesse Mecham, CEO of YNAB (You Need a Budget), ran his money management training and software venture in Provo, Utah, by himself for the first year and a half after launching it in 2004. Then software engineer Taylor Brown emailed, offering to help add functionality to the software Mecham had created. ...




Considering a Merger or Acquisition? Assessing Culture Is Key

HR plays important role in identifying differences, similarities
 
Global mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in 2015 increased 42 percent over 2014 levels, making it the strongest year for M&A deal-making on record, according to a recent report from Mercer. ...




Navigate Developing LGBT Laws that Impact the Workplace

Human resource professionals, and particularly benefits administrators, have faced an evolution over recent years concerning the expansion of job protections and benefits to employees who are part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. ...




Young African-Americans are not being reached by LGBT rights campaigns, poll finds

Young people from an African-American background are less likely to be reached by arguments for LGBT rights as support surges among other groups, a poll has found.
The GenForward Survey, carried out by Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago, polled a number of under-30s from a range of ethnic backgrounds on a number of social issues. ...