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Why Juneteenth Swiftly Became a Corporate Holiday
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Why Juneteenth Swiftly Became a Corporate Holiday

Spring 2020 will be remembered in corporate circles as a whirlwind of change, with exhausting and exciting pivots by big business. Difficult conversations connected to brand identity and race were being held in the boardrooms of many corporations as weeks of Black Lives Matter protests unfolded. One of the most intriguing outcomes from those conversations […]

BY Michelle Jackson | June 19, 2020

Calling Out the Implicit Bias in the American Workplace
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Calling Out the Implicit Bias in the American Workplace

Earlier this year, before live events were cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Brooklyn Historical Society hosted a panel discussion titled “Take Your Feet Off Our Necks: Implicit Bias in the Workplace,” exploring how “women and people of color all too often face microaggression, diminution, and exclusion in a workforce that equates white collar […]

BY Angelica Frey | June 15, 2020

Giving Employees a Hand When They Need it Most 
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Giving Employees a Hand When They Need it Most 

When disaster strikes, will your employees be able to handle the unexpected expenses, even relatively small ones? Many probably cannot, as research by the Federal Reserve has shown. In light of this, employers who don’t want their workers’ lives to be upended by natural disasters and other emergencies have increasingly turned to a relatively new kind […]

BY Mimi Hayes | June 12, 2020

Collaborating for Inclusion: the Influence of Employee Resource Groups
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Collaborating for Inclusion: the Influence of Employee Resource Groups

The three crises that America is undergoing simultaneously–health, economic, and social–have a major element in common: they’ve exposed the painful consequences of inequality and bias. The COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice and massive layoffs have disproportionately affected people of color, women, and other marginalized groups. While the debate over cause-and-effect is highly politicized, in Corporate America […]

BY Mimi Hayes | June 8, 2020

The Power of Uniqueness and Belonging to Build Innovative Teams
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The Power of Uniqueness and Belonging to Build Innovative Teams

Humans have two basic desires: to stand out and to fit in. Companies respond by creating groups that tend to the extreme―where everyone fits in and no one stands out, or where everyone stands out and no one fits in, according to author and management expert Stefanie Johnson. How do we find that happy medium […]

BY Stefanie K. Johnson | June 5, 2020

Searching for Talent, Even in a Vast Hiring Freeze
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Searching for Talent, Even in a Vast Hiring Freeze

“What you took for granted yesterday, it just doesn’t exist anymore, right?,” Ximena Juncosa, McKesson Corp.’s VP of executive talent, told From Day One recently. “I’ve got to think through everything differently.” The role of hiring managers has changed almost overnight, as the labor market has gone from the lowest unemployment rate in a half century […]

BY Mimi Hayes | June 2, 2020

Amid a Childcare Crisis, These Founders Offer a Solution
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Amid a Childcare Crisis, These Founders Offer a Solution

Welcome to She Leads, a series digging into the good, the bad, and the ugly of being a woman in business. In each piece, we chat with a different founder about her experiences, the issues women face in business, and how they’re powering through in the face of adversity. Sara Mauskopf didn’t know she’d be launching […]

BY Sage Lazzaro | May 22, 2020

Keeping Diversity at the Forefront During Crisis Times
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Keeping Diversity at the Forefront During Crisis Times

“People don’t want to be recruited because they happen to be a black woman. People want to be recruited because the gifts and talents they have, their expertise, benefits the business that they’re going into. And if you want to keep them, act like you want to keep them.”  Laying down that advice was Carol […]

BY Mimi Hayes | May 22, 2020

Unearthing Tricky Culture Risks in Your Company
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Unearthing Tricky Culture Risks in Your Company

What’s going on in your company that you don’t know about? That question is more pressing than ever, with so many shifting forces hitting business at once, including remote work, labor dislocation, and economic recession. “One lasting change coming from this current situation is going to be that culture keepers are going to have to […]

BY Mimi Hayes | May 19, 2020

Staying Healthy: How Are Your Workers Doing, Really?
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Staying Healthy: How Are Your Workers Doing, Really?

“It’s not only OK, but also good to be transparent about the issues you’re having,” observed Dave Landa. Indeed, vulnerability used to be considered a weakness, but in these pandemic times, acknowledging our human frailties can be good for our health. Landa, CEO of Kintone, a workplace-collaboration platform, was among the business leaders who gathered […]

BY Mimi Hayes | May 8, 2020

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