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Can Corporate America Help Solve the Parenting Crisis?

BY Stephen Koepp | AUGUST 27, 2020
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Want to Build Engaged Teams? Lead Like a Human

BY Angelica Frey | AUGUST 25, 2020
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Financial Wellness: a Benefit Employees Need Right Now
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Financial Wellness: a Benefit Employees Need Right Now

The 30 million Americans collecting unemployment checks at the moment are living on the brink, with their future benefits caught in a political debate. But in the midst of the pandemic, even working-class families with jobs are now facing new headwinds in the form of reduced wages, depleted savings, health-care bills, and increased child-care burdens. […]

BY Michael Stahl | August 11, 2020

Corporate America, Your Employees Want a Word With You
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Corporate America, Your Employees Want a Word With You

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and following the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, an upper manager at AT&T asked TeNita Ballard, lead consultant for diversity and inclusion at the company, how she was doing. After responding she was fine, he pushed her further. “He caused me to slow down–he really wanted to know how […]

BY Emily Nonko | August 7, 2020

The New Contours of Hiring in an Economy Under Siege
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The New Contours of Hiring in an Economy Under Siege

The COVID-19 pandemic and sharp economic recession has produced dramatic crosscurrents in the labor market. It has brought mass unemployment at rates not seen since the Great Depression, with tens of millions of Americans out of work. Yet at the same time, portions of the economy have begun to recover or experience new demand, especially […]

BY Michael Stahl | August 5, 2020

How Empathy Can Lead to Equity in the Workplace
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How Empathy Can Lead to Equity in the Workplace

The phrase often repeated during the protests over racial injustice, energized by the police killing of George Floyd, is that this time “feels different.” In one of many media commentaries offering hope for lasting change, CNN’s John Blake, who covered riots sparked by the Rodney King police-brutality verdict and the death of Freddie Gray in […]

BY Michael Stahl | July 29, 2020

Why a Culture of Coaching Is Like a Well-tended Garden
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Why a Culture of Coaching Is Like a Well-tended Garden

James Lopata, a workplace coaching expert, recalls sitting-in on a recent client meeting in which the chief HR officer told his employees the company would not release a statement about the Black Lives Matter movement because the company didn’t want to engage in politics. Lopata, the vice president of coaching supervision for AceUp, observed employees […]

BY Emily Nonko | July 29, 2020

Diverse From the Start: What a Holistic Recruiting Strategy Looks Like
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Diverse From the Start: What a Holistic Recruiting Strategy Looks Like

Recruitment is the first step for creating racial, gender and economic diversity within a workplace, but it cannot stand alone in fostering inclusion. Rather, recruitment should be seen as the launching-off point to a wealth of strategies that bring in, retain and empower a diverse employee base. A panel of experts on recruitment convened at […]

BY Emily Nonko | July 28, 2020

Old Is New: a Compelling Case for Age Diversity in the Workplace
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Old Is New: a Compelling Case for Age Diversity in the Workplace

By the year 2024, nearly one quarter of the labor force is projected to be age 55 or older, double what it was in 1994, when the figure was just under 12%. This trend has dramatic implications for how we view the workforce. Age discrimination in the workplace is illegal, but nonetheless a widespread phenomenon. […]

BY Michael Stahl | July 28, 2020

The Racism of False Assumptions in the Office
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The Racism of False Assumptions in the Office

“You don’t look like a lawyer” was a comment often heard by the Black female attorneys interviewed by Tsedale M. Melaku, a sociologist and author. Melaku had originally wanted to go to law school and work for a law firm herself, but was turned off by the unforgiving lifestyle. She also noticed another fact of […]

BY Emily Nonko | July 27, 2020

Can Employees Feel Unique Yet Included? Why We Need Both
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Can Employees Feel Unique Yet Included? Why We Need Both

The reinvigorated racial-justice movement in America has given new energy to many parallel conversations, notably about cultivating workplace equity more broadly for people from underrepresented and underserved communities. Yet even the most open-minded, conscientious allies might require more insight about how to make this a reality. To start, they could try a little empathy about […]

BY Michael Stahl | July 24, 2020

Keeping Employees Engaged When Everything Is Changing
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Keeping Employees Engaged When Everything Is Changing

In recent months, the rhythms and structures of work life have been, well, deconstructed. Employees fortunate enough to have a job will be working from their kitchen tables for the foreseeable future, adding pressure to working families with children. Career development seems hazy at best for many employees, especially those unsure about how their roles […]

BY Mimi Hayes | July 2, 2020

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