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#SHRMInclusion 2020: Microaggressions in the Workplace and What to Do About Them

In the aftermath of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others, many companies have responded with an increased focus on their diversity and inclusion efforts. Amid the statements from CEOs and other corporate leaders, employees from a variety… continue
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#SHRMInclusion 2020: Overcoming Criminal Record Bias and Finding a New Talent Pool

One in three working-age Americans has a criminal record in some form, and the barriers to employment associated with that history are experienced disproportionately in Black and Latinx communities. At the Society for Human Resource Management’s Inclusion 2020 conference, taking… continue
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Justice Ginsburg Led the Way for Workplace Equality

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose death Friday night sparked an outpouring of grief across the US, left an enduring mark on the American workplace – both as a civil rights attorney arguing landmark cases and as a judge whose rulings… continue
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Racial Inequality in the Workplace: How to Break Down Barriers

With far too many shootings of African Americans at the hands of police this spring and summer, a harsh spotlight is being cast on racial inequality issues. And employers cannot afford to sidestep the discussion. For starters, this is no… continue
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After George Floyd’s Death, Don’t Cut Back on Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put many companies in the unenviable position of scaling back their budgets. But the suffocation death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police and other horrific events with black victims illustrates why… continue
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Celebrating LGBT Pride Month 2020 A Bit Differently

While states have begun the process of reopening amid the coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic, many events – including the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) parades in honor of Pride Month scheduled for June – remain cancelled. In fact,… continue
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Hairstyle and Criminal History Laws Aim to Combat Race Discrimination

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…I have a dream that my four… continue
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10 Workplace Resolutions Employers Should Make for 2020

Now that the New Year’s confetti has been cleared away and the new decade has begun, it’s time for employers to consider making resolutions to improve their workplaces. Here are 10 resolutions you should consider making for 2020: 1. Review… continue
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Second Chance Hiring: 9 Considerations for Employers

Second chance hiring is the notion of hiring individuals with a criminal record and providing them with a second chance. As detailed below, second chance hiring can have significant benefits for employers. Recently JPMorgan Chase announced that it is “expanding… continue
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New Laws to Watch Promoting Workplace Diversity

October is Global Diversity Awareness Month and a chance to focus on the positive impact diversity and inclusion can have on a workforce. Although US workplaces have come a long way when it comes to diversity, there is still much… continue
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