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Melvin Carter elected St. Paul’s first African-American mayor

In a historic win, former St. Paul City Council member Melvin Carter III was elected mayor Tuesday night, earning more than 50 percent of the vote and overtaking his nearest rival Pat Harris by a wide margin.
 
Carter, 38, will be the first African-American to serve as mayor in St. ...




Better Decisions Through Diversity

Heterogeneity can boost group performance
 
Based on the research of Katherine W. Phillips, Katie A. Liljenquist and Margaret A. Neale
Expanding diversity in the workplace is often seen as a good way to inject fresh ideas into an otherwise stagnant environment, and incorporating new perspectives can help members tackle problems from a number of different angles. ...




30 Powerful Tips to Be an Outstanding HR Professional

1. You need an HR specialty.Even if you’re a generalist and jack of all trades, you need to be  a MASTER OF ONE. It makes you unique, special and sets you apart from the rest of the pack.
2. HR results matter a lot, but relationships matter more. ...




Empower Women and Save the Planet

Even to casual observers it was obvious that those who marched in protest this past weekend on Trump’s “100th Day” were often the same as those who marched on his very first day in office back in January in defense of women’s rights. ...




The Nonprofit Gender Gap Still Exists—What We Can Do About It

There’s a big problem in the nonprofit sector, and every sector and industry for that matter. We’re living in 2015, and yet women are still not being treated as equals.
 
If you’re a woman in a top role, such as Executive Director or CEO, you’ve managed to beat the odds. ...




How Paypal Is Changing The Ratio And Culture For Women

One of the most controversial issues for women in the workplace is whether and how becoming a mother (or caretaker for other family members) impacts one's job and career priorities. The truth, of course, is that there are women of every stripe, with highly individual priorities, in the workforce. ...




Diversity And Inclusion: Essential To All Non-Profits

Diversity and inclusion are facing unprecedented political attacks. The Trump Era represents a backlash against both our first African-American president and the prospect of a female president. Indeed, many progressives view fear of the “other”—people of color, women, immigrants, Muslim and LGBTQI individuals—as the primary unifying principle of Trump’s supporters. ...




Pragmatic Generation Z Plans to Stay with Employers Longer

PHILADELPHIA—The oldest members of Generation Z have landed in the workforce, and their attitudes about their careers may be welcome news to major employers.They seem to view work life differently from their Millennial counterparts, showing more of a willingness to work for big companies and to stay put longer, according to Deborah Brecher, a managing director at Accenture Strategy. ...




Women's Equality Day: State of Women's Equality in the Workplace

The wage gap is by far the most visible and talked about issue when it comes to equal status for women in the workplace. But it's hardly the only one. Though they make up nearly half the workforce, women hold only 4% of CEO positions at S&P 500 companies, and just 16% of senior management roles. ...




Michelle Obama Calls for Work Environment that Values Women, Families

PHOENIX—Former First Lady Michelle Obama called on women to love themselves and lift each other up, to "demand to be valued." "We have to demand that the workplace support us," she told the WorkHuman 2017 conference on June 1. "There's lots of cultural and internal work that we have to do. ...