Diversity officers struggling to increase minority headcounts come in for criticism. As the executives themselves note, having a thick skin and a healthy dose of perspective can be essential to the role.Read More
For 40 years, Sanford Moore has been an advocate for racial parity on Madison Avenue, particularly for African-Americans. He has been a thorn in the side of the agency structure, a chief cheerleader of government attempts to intervene and a critic of other African-Americans whose methods he doesn’t agree with.Read More
Experts believe the election of the first African-American president of the United States will redefine workplace diversity, placing a greater emphasis on multiculturalism and socioeconomic status.Read More
What challenges/resistance should I expect as our organization begins examining workforce diversity? Conversely, how can we also illustrate the potential benefits to people who may be skeptical that this effort is "just another program" being imposed on them by HRM?
Commentary: Faith friendliness in the workplace does not mean faith favoritism. Ford Motor Co. has a good rule: If you want your faith group to be in Ford’s Interfaith Alliance, you’ve got to support the ability of other groups to meet. Here are some other guidelines for dealing with spiritual issues in the workplace.Read More
Generational stereotyping can cause more problems than it solves because offering the wrong motivators to individuals sends a message that you don’t understand their needs and goals.Read More
Commentary: What I have seen—and what I’ve lived—tells me that many people in our culture face hardships in their lives and workplaces not because they lack talents and skills, but because others don’t make the effort to really see them or allow them to succeed. When others define you by your slanted eyes, it limits your potential. But it limits their potential too, and that’s the message I bring to businesses. In organizations overrun by racism, sexism and other rampant ‘isms,’ everyone loses.Read More
Retaining key talent, regardless of gender, has become more important for companies as Japanese workers have become more mobile, and thus more likely to job hop.Read More