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Diversity, Inclusion, and Compliance: Similarities, Differences, and How They Can Work Together

When one hears the words “diversity,” “inclusion,” and “compliance,” similar ideas may come to mind. However, although these words have related associations, they each have a distinct meaning that should be understood in order to apply each concept appropriately in day-to-day discussions. ...




Tough Questions About Implementing Your Dress Code

You'll Want to Avoid These Problems When You Implement an Employee Dress Code
 
Are you interested in the answers to some of the most common questions that readers ask about dress codes? Dress codes and recommended business attire are popular topics because employers wonder what they can require – legally and ethically - while caring about the comfort and morale of their employees. ...




10 Ways Employees can Support Diversity and Inclusion

In most organizations, diversity and inclusion is best approached with a top-down, bottom-up strategy. While it’s imperative that D&I efforts are supported by the CEO and actively engages leaders, one cannot discount the impact of employee involvement. ...




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. ...