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Why Is Global Diversity So Difficult?
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
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
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
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
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