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Gender Pay Gap
By: CareerCast.com
Improvements in the gender wage gap have been made in the last 35 years, though very gradually. The gap is shrinking for a younger generation, however.more
Big Data Becoming An Important Tool For Workplace Diversity
By: CareerCast.com
Peruse the CareerCast.com Jobs Rated Report for 2015, and you'll notice careers linked to statistical and consumer analysis rank among the best: data scientist, market research analyst, statistician. Data analysis plays an integral role in helping businesses tailor products and marketing to consumers. Analytics can also help predict risk in the workplace . And, as the U.S. Department of Labor outlines, employers can turn to data analysis to combat issues of workforce inequality. In a January 2016 column , the DOL details how the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission plans to implement statistics compiled from the Employer Information Report to better ... more
Why Is Global Diversity So Difficult?
By: CareerCast.com
It’s a question that challenges many companies. How much local control is needed and what happens when local cultural customs contrast with corporate values? What best practices are being implemented? And what company does it better than everyone else? DiversityInc examined global diversity trends in depth in our exclusive global research. We analyzed data and demographics with more than 100 responses from 17 countries across Europe, Asia and the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries. The result was a wealth of information and best practices on cultural concerns and how they are being addressed. more...more
Fallen off the Corporate Ladder? Here’s How to Climb Back On
By: CareerCast.com
If you’ve lost a job, it’s normal to feel hurt, vulnerable, or angry. But there are many things you can do to take control of the situation and boost your spirits. You can get through this tough time by taking care of yourself, reaching out to others, and rethinking your career goals to rediscover what truly makes you happy. Our jobs are much more than just the way we make a living. They influence how we see ourselves, as well as the way others see us. Our career gives us structure, purpose, and meaning. That is why job loss and ... more
Women In The Workplace Excel Through Initiative
By: CareerCast.com
I don’t think they believe all the workplace problems and challenges [between men and women employees] have been solved. But many of them do have a different emphasis in their careers: They’re more balanced. They want to make sure they have more time for the other things in their lives, which I admire. I came up in the go-go 1980s when everyone was a workaholic and there were stories about women and men being at their family’s Thanksgiving dinner table for a half hour and then rushing back to their duties and their work. That’s not healthy. So I’m proud ... more
Gender Identity Cases Now Included As a Protected Class
By: CareerCast.com
Protection from gender-based discrimination, granted by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, will be extended to include cases involving gender identity, according to the Department of Labor, which recently announced planned updates to Title VII. “DOL is updating its enforcement protocols and nondiscrimination guidance to reflect that DOL provides the full protection of the federal nondiscrimination laws that it enforces to individuals with claims of gender identity and transgender status discrimination,” the DOL’s official release said. The Transgender Law Center reports the movement to update Title VII protection and enforcement built momentum for the past decade, thanks ... more
How Women In The Workplace Forge Mentor Roles
By: CareerCast.com
Mentorships can be hard to come by — and even more difficult to hold on to. Given busy schedules and fluctuating lifestyles, it's a challenge to put in the time and effort to maintain a mutually beneficial mentor relationship. But it can be done, and when done correctly, mentorship can have immense rewards for both parties. We spoke to a pair from WomenAdvancing to get their take on how professional women can maintain a successful mentorship relationship that stands the test of time and tribulations. READ MORE AT MASHABLEmore
Healthcare Careers Provide Best Opportunities for Women
By: CareerCast.com
Women’s role in the American workforce is at the forefront of public conversation this year, a result of the presidential election. From the Ledbetter Act, to binders full of women, there’s growing interest in the opportunities women have – and don’t have – in today’s job market. More women are graduating from college than men, yet an American Association of University Women (AAUW) study finds that a disparity in pay exists from the outset after graduation. Men are likely to be paid a dollar for every 77 cents a woman with the same credentials earns, the study says. And yet, ... more
Working Across Generations
By: CareerCast.com
In today’s workplace, texting Millennials in jeans work alongside baby boomers, who entered the workforce wearing suits long before the Internet was in common use. Sandwiched in between are Gen Xers, who have their own unique history and a decidedly entrepreneurial spirit. There’s been plenty of buzz about generation gaps in the workplace, but what’s really happening behind the scenes? And how are companies keeping smart, skilled employees—of every age and life stage—happy and productive? Savvy companies are finding that generational diversity brings a special richness to the workplace, and they’re actively fostering relationships between employees of different ages. The ... more
Tips For Retirees Returning To Work
By: CareerCast.com
If there is a shift going on in the job market today, it has a lot to do with the age of the American worker. A recent study shows "baby boomers" may work well into their late 70s. But even more interesting is the number of retirees who are finding themselves in need of employment again. If you are retired and considering re-entering the job market, there are a few important elements to consider. First, consider your skill set. If, for example, you are an experienced sales rep, it is critical that you are aware of and proficient in the ... more