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The Future of Work, 2021: What We've Learned

BY Bryan Walsh | JANUARY 5, 2021
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What It Takes to Build a Truly Transparent Workplace
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What It Takes to Build a Truly Transparent Workplace

One employee posted a photo of her young son at her desk, explaining why the demands of homeschooling were prompting her to temporarily switch to part-time work. Another very bluntly shared that she’d be late for a meeting–after staying out too long the night before and oversleeping. The disarmingly honest and personal posts by Kintone […]

BY Sheila Flynn | January 8, 2021

Performance Management With Empathy in Mind
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Performance Management With Empathy in Mind

Among the many tough questions companies had to tackle during the multiple crises of the past year, one of the most important has been whether to continue with employee performance reviews. Some companies scrapped parts of their performance-management systems, like mid-year reviews and numeric ratings. Others lowered sales quotas or urged bosses to avoid labels […]

BY Emily Nonko | January 1, 2021

How to Encourage a Diverse Culture of Imperfect Allies
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How to Encourage a Diverse Culture of Imperfect Allies

How do we define allyship, a concept that sounds straightforward in the abstract, but murkier in its practical application in the workplace? Marisa Grimes, the director of inclusion and diversity at Mastercard, was inspired by the words of Barbara Whye, the new VP of inclusion and diversity at Apple. “You can’t self-proclaim it,” Grimes said, speaking […]

BY Angelica Frey | December 29, 2020

Being an Inclusive Leader Is ‘an Active Role to Play’
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Being an Inclusive Leader Is ‘an Active Role to Play’

This year the McCann Worldgroup launched its second-ever global activation for employees, which the company calls A Day for Meaning. The event was the result of the company’s investment in a change-management solution driven by local markets, rather than micro-managed by top leadership. “The model we created really allowed local markets in all our regions […]

BY Emily Nonko | December 29, 2020

Why the Diversity Industry Has Failed–and How to Fix It
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Why the Diversity Industry Has Failed–and How to Fix It

Author and journalist Pamela Newkirk, PhD, has spent a considerable portion of her life in journalism and higher education. “In three of four newsrooms, I was the only African American news reporter. I would later become one of two people of color on New York University’s tenure-track journalism faculty,” she writes in the preface to […]

BY Angelica Frey | December 24, 2020

How to Give Diversity Leaders the Clout They Need
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How to Give Diversity Leaders the Clout They Need

In the wake of this summer’s protest movement, a particular job posting became much more common–that of the chief diversity officer. It was one of many efforts from companies to tackle long standing questions around diversity, equity and inclusion that became even more urgent. For Salima Bhimani, the chief equity and inclusion strategist for the […]

BY Emily Nonko | December 22, 2020

8 Marks of the Best Employers for Working Parents
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8 Marks of the Best Employers for Working Parents

With its lack of mandated support for working parents, the U.S. has a competitive disadvantage­–it has trouble keeping talented women in the workforce. An estimated 43% of new mothers leave their jobs within a year of giving birth. And that was before the pandemic created a full-fledged child-care crisis. “What was a leaky bucket is […]

BY the Editors | December 14, 2020

How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women, at Work and Home
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How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women, at Work and Home

Throughout the pandemic, women are the ones who’ve borne the brunt of the distress. The recent Women in the Workplace survey by McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.Org found that one in four women are considering downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce, largely because of the critical shortage of childcare. An alarming number have already […]

BY Angelica Frey | December 13, 2020

Why the Facebook Lawsuit Should Be Celebrated, Even If It’s Flawed
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Why the Facebook Lawsuit Should Be Celebrated, Even If It’s Flawed

Editor’s Note: This commentary was originally published on Techonomy.com. There is one unalloyed benefit from the vast antitrust assault unleashed against Facebook this week by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and 46 states, plus Guam and the District of Columbia: the company will have to finally start being more careful. Facebook has been heedless, and […]

BY David Kirkpatrick | December 12, 2020

Diversity Hiring: Innovative Ways to Meet Your Goals
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Over the course of this year, the trajectory of corporate diversity-and-inclusion efforts has been particularly under a spotlight. Protests in the wake of George Floyd’s killing prompted many organizations to commit publicly to more equity-conscious efforts, while the remote-working conditions brought on by the pandemic made more starkly evident the economic and social disparity among […]

BY Sheila Flynn | December 8, 2020

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