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Boldly “All In” – Driving Diversity and Inclusion and Making Strides

I attended elementary school back in the late 1970s. I remember this practice during recess where the self-appointed “cool kids” would take it upon themselves to pick teams for the game of the day. I was faster than most then, so I was always pretty much chosen in the first round. ...




11 signs your workplace's culture is toxic (and what you can do to be happier)

If going to work every day and being around your coworkers and managers feels more like a burden than a benefit to your career, your workplace might have a toxic culture.
 
Whether it's a bad boss or blatant drama, your unhappiness at work is taking a toll on not only yourself but on the entire organization. ...




How Will Businesses Handle Legalized Marijuana in the Workplace?

Human Resources is really up against an ill-defined wall. For decades, they have been able to test job applicants and employees for the presence of marijuana in their systems. With a firm drug policy in place, they could – somewhat officiously – discipline or fire you. ...




A brilliant New Yorker cartoon reveals the sad truth about women at work

It can be hard to keep track of all the different expectations and assumptions people have about women.
 
Luckily, illustrator and designer Maddie Dai compiled some of them into a handy cartoon for The New Yorker to help us keep track:
 
To say women walk a tightrope in the workplace would be an understatement. ...




What’s Gone Wrong? – The Gender Gap Is Widening

A new World Economic Forum report shows we are actually going backwards.


As if the scandal engulfing the film industry and now the political environment weren’t troubling enough, this week the World Economic Forum published its latest Gender Gap Report. ...




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. ...