What You Won’t Hear At The Diversity Task Force Meeting

William Wiggins Culture, Diversity, Employment Branding and Culture, Race 9 Comments

Diversity, Inclusion & Equity extends far deeper than rhetoric. We engage in safe, polite discussion about how to make our workplace environments more diverse, inclusive and equitable while valuing differences, and welcoming everyone regardless of those differences, and so on… We’ve all heard the normal conversation. While it’s a nice tune, it doesn’t take into consideration the deep undertones of …

The S-Storm Trifecta of 2020 (for HR and Everyone Else)

John Whitaker Change Management, COVID-19, Diversity, Employee Relations, politics, Race

So here we all are, this is really happening. A pandemic response of historic significance, social unrest like we haven’t seen since the 1960’s, and it’s less than six months until we have an election that promises to provide an explosive outcome – no matter who is found to be the victor. That’s one huge matzah ball. If it wasn’t …

How White People Can Celebrate Black History

Kylie Quetell Culture, Diversity, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, HR, Kylie Quetell, Leadership, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, Race, Training and Development

“Happy Black History Month!” Sometimes white people tiptoe around saying that. Wish you didn’t have to say it? Well, think about how black people feel. They probably don’t want to say it either. They probably wish that we learned about the history of everyone in this nation including African Americans. But nay, as a country we have failed to teach …

Did I Hear Someone Say EEO?

William Wiggins EEO, Employment Law, Harassment, HR, Leadership, Managing People, Personal Conduct Policy, Policies, Race, Risks, Sexual Harassment, The HR Profession, Women in the Workplace

I exited the elevator, right into… “Oh, there you are. Do you have some time later today? I’m totally unsupported. This is a hostile work environment I need to take a medical because of this place…I’m still waiting on my manager to get back to me on that. I’m a Jewish female over 40 with a disability, and I’m being …

Hey, Look! Your New Diversity Chief is a White Guy!

Tim Sackett Culture, Current Affairs, Diversity, Race, Tim Sackett

This didn’t get kicked up in the HR blogosphere too much and I was surprised, but it was released during the holidays and, let’s face it, we really don’t care about social equality if it effects our time off. Twitter recently named its new Diversity Chief, and it’s a white guy!  That isn’t sitting well with folks who are really into …

Birthing Babies and Running Races: Pushing Past Your Breaking Point with Positive Feedback

Guest: Mary Ila Ward Coaching, Communication, HR (& Life!) Advice, Race

I’m in labor. One nurse is holding one foot; another is holding the other. There’s a doctor in-between my legs, and my husband is at my side. (He was instructed under no uncertain circumstances to go below my knees.) It’s time to push.  I, of course, am drugged with an epidural. They have to tell me when to push because …

Talent Management, 1989 Style

Dan Carusi Business Development, Candidate Pool, Change, Coaching, Dan Carusi, Employee Coaching, Generations, Influence, Learning and Development, Race, T+D, Talent Strategy

Once upon a time, in 1983, a track & field team was formed at a small division III school in Northeast, PA, named Moravian College.  Like most new athletic programs, recruiting was difficult with the absence of a championship and lack of big-name athletes.  The head coach, well aware he would not land the High School State Champion, decided to …

Trayvon Martin: Hoods Up, HR!

Laurie Ruettimann Laurie Ruettimann, politics, Race

George Zimmerman has been acquitted. I wonder how some of our colleagues are feeling. Do they feel like reasonable doubt is reasonable doubt? Or do they feel like they ain’t shit? What do you think about the Zimmerman trial? Do you feel that it’s inappropriate to talk about this in the office? What are your employees talking about? What are …