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The Real Victims of WeWork Are Its Employees. Is Capitalism Broken?

A business model hooked on fast growth has turned many workplaces into digital sweatshops

BY Dan Lyons | OCTOBER 4, 2019
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Why Genuine Diversity Includes People With Disabilities

A top executive of JPMorgan Chase tells why, and how, the bank made a special effort in hiring thousands of new employees

BY Sheila Flynn | OCTOBER 3, 2019

Inclusive Leadership: What Gives Employees a Feeling of Belonging?
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Inclusive Leadership: What Gives Employees a Feeling of Belonging?

For managers, it turns out that having all the answers isn’t the key. Better to show a little humility and engage with people

BY Jennifer Mattson | September 27, 2019

How Gender Equality Can Be Built Into Your Business
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How Gender Equality Can Be Built Into Your Business

Unconscious bias needs to be rooted out of the workplace, says a diversity expert. One way: get rid of unstructured job interviews

BY Jennifer Mattson | September 25, 2019

‘The Virtuous Company Is Not an Oxymoron But a Necessity’
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‘The Virtuous Company Is Not an Oxymoron But a Necessity’

A legal scholar makes a timely case for expecting a greater sense of purpose from America’s major corporations

BY The Editors | September 24, 2019

What Happens When Capitalists Follow Their Conscience
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What Happens When Capitalists Follow Their Conscience

Inside Kapor Capital, where the diversity-minded owners invest their money in companies that help close the gaps in society

BY Dan Lyons | September 16, 2019

When Companies Provide Help to Disaster Victims, the Benefits Are Mutual
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When Companies Provide Help to Disaster Victims, the Benefits Are Mutual

Corporate America is stepping up to respond to events like Hurricane Dorian. Here’s why that matters

BY Michael Stahl | September 11, 2019

Walmart’s Dilemma: How to Respond To Calls For Greater Gun Safety
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Walmart’s Dilemma: How to Respond To Calls For Greater Gun Safety

Spurred by mass shootings—and heeding the voices of many customers and employees—the companies seek to curb the presence of firearms in their stores

BY The Editors | September 5, 2019

Work Flexibility Is Like a Puzzle. What Are the Keys to Solve It?
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Work Flexibility Is Like a Puzzle. What Are the Keys to Solve It?

Q&A: The co-founder of Werk, a software solution to the problem, says it comes down to using data to find out what employees need

BY Carina Livoti | August 28, 2019

What Is Business for? Not Just Profits Anymore, Corporate Chiefs Declare
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What Is Business for? Not Just Profits Anymore, Corporate Chiefs Declare

In a revolutionary statement, a group of CEOs profess a new allegiance to employees, customers and other stakeholders. But will they follow through?

BY Stephen Koepp | August 20, 2019

Can Employees Actually Be Too Engaged in Their Work?
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Can Employees Actually Be Too Engaged in Their Work?

While companies strive to create that connection, research shows that some workers can get carried away

BY The Editors | August 16, 2019

After a Year of Setbacks, the Ranks of Women CEOs Are Growing Again
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After a Year of Setbacks, the Ranks of Women CEOs Are Growing Again

Rite Aid’s Heyward Donigan rises to the drug chain’s top job, but is that a ‘glass cliff’ she’s facing?

BY The Editors | August 15, 2019

The Disability Equality Index: How Companies Are Using It to Foster Diversity
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The Disability Equality Index: How Companies Are Using It to Foster Diversity

When it comes to inclusion, one identity is often overlooked. The DEI is designed to overcome that problem

BY Laura Dorwart | August 14, 2019

She Leads: How Women Can Overcome Stubborn Obstacles in Business
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She Leads: How Women Can Overcome Stubborn Obstacles in Business

Women have parity in the workforce, but not when it comes to advancement. How can that be changed?

BY Angelica Frey | July 31, 2019

Facial Recognition: for Business and Society, What Is the Promise and Peril?
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Facial Recognition: for Business and Society, What Is the Promise and Peril?

With our privacy on the line, a ubiquitous technology ignites a complicated debate

BY John Surico | July 25, 2019

Facebook Will Pay a $5 Billion Fine, While Big Tech Gets Antitrust Scrutiny
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Facebook Will Pay a $5 Billion Fine, While Big Tech Gets Antitrust Scrutiny

As privacy heats up as a political issue, government agencies start to reign in the major internet platforms

BY The Editors | July 25, 2019

With a Community of 50,000 Women, This Founder Is Taking on Sexism in Tech
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With a Community of 50,000 Women, This Founder Is Taking on Sexism in Tech

When Allison Esposito Medina realized just how many women in tech were facing the same workplace sexism, harassment, gendered microaggressions, and the like, she created a place for them to turn for support, guidance, and camaraderie in a male-dominated industry

BY Sage Lazzaro | July 22, 2019

Airbnb Open Homes: A Tourism Platform Becomes a Disaster-relief Network
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Airbnb Open Homes: A Tourism Platform Becomes a Disaster-relief Network

How the hospitality marketplace created a way to provide emergency shelter for those in need

BY Emily Ludolph | July 18, 2019

Equal Pay Gets Its Due on a World Stage. Is Change Any Closer?
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Equal Pay Gets Its Due on a World Stage. Is Change Any Closer?

The triumphant U.S. women’s team backs up its demand for equality with a historic performance

BY The Editors | July 9, 2019

Trust: How Can Companies Earn It—and Keep It?
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Trust: How Can Companies Earn It—and Keep It?

In a time of rising scrutiny of big corporations, they need to build on a culture of trust among their own employees

BY Patrick Smith | July 2, 2019

What It Takes for Inclusion to Be More Than a Buzzword
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What It Takes for Inclusion to Be More Than a Buzzword

Leadership, equal benefits and a dash of technology are part of the recipe for an all-embracing workplace, say a panel of HR experts

BY John Surico | June 27, 2019

Wayfair, the Home-furnishings Giant, Is Hit by a Worker Protest
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Wayfair, the Home-furnishings Giant, Is Hit by a Worker Protest

In an emerging pattern of employee demonstrations, Wayfair workers object to the sale of furniture for migrant shelters along the border

BY The Editors | June 26, 2019

Is Elite Generosity Just a Cover for a Rigged Game?
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Is Elite Generosity Just a Cover for a Rigged Game?

By itself, corporate social responsibility isn’t enough to bring real change, says bestselling author Anand Giridharadas

BY Emily Ludolph | June 26, 2019

These Are the Best Places for Women to Work in 2019
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These Are the Best Places for Women to Work in 2019

Today, we’re having more impactful conversations than ever about how to make workplaces truly gender equal. In the midst of those conversations, though, it’s important to take a moment to highlight which companies are currently doing right by their female talent. And who better to identify those best-in-class workplaces than the women who work there?

BY The Editors | June 26, 2019

How Employees Thrive on Recognition—and Frank Feedback
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How Employees Thrive on Recognition—and Frank Feedback

Make them feel heard and appreciated, but don’t focus only on the stars, said a panel of HR experts

BY Angelica Frey | June 24, 2019

Your Chocolate Bar Is Probably the Result of Child Labor
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Your Chocolate Bar Is Probably the Result of Child Labor

In West Africa, cocoa farms typically employ teenagers to do the hard work of harvesting the raw ingredients in our sweets

BY The Editors | June 6, 2019

How a Giant Consulting Firm Opened Its Eyes about Gender Diversity
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How a Giant Consulting Firm Opened Its Eyes about Gender Diversity

“This is a global issue,” says a leader of McKinsey’s campaign to create better opportunities for women at the firm—and beyond

BY Stephen Koepp | June 6, 2019

Why Big Companies Are Wading Into Heated Political Issues
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Why Big Companies Are Wading Into Heated Political Issues

From abortion rights to gun control, corporations are going where they once feared to tread

BY Stephen Koepp | June 5, 2019

More News

Closing the Gender Wealth Gap [HBR]

4 Ways Managers Can Help Employees Find Purpose in Their Work [MIT Sloan]

Diversity and Inclusion Is Meaningless If People With Intellectual Disabilities Are Left Out [Fortune]