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Advocates Seek Greater Voice for Disabled

November 1, 2006
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As some companies move ahead of the debate about gay marriage, offering benefits to same-sex partners, momentum for an inclusive workplace ends when it comes to disabled workers.
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Study Diversity Not Linked to High Turnover

October 31, 2006
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Diverse workforces do not have higher turnover rates than more homogeneous employee groups, according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Measure ROI on Diversity

September 14, 2006
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What problems might I expect to encounter related to championing diversity in the workplace? Also, what is a good tool to measure the return on investment of having a diverse workforce? I’ve heard varying accounts of whether diversity is a useful tool or merely a politically correct buzzword.
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Five Questions for Louis Uchitelle

May 16, 2006
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Louis Uchitelle has been writing about busi­ness, labor and economics for The New York Times since 1987. In his new book, he discusses how employers, government and society as a whole have become too indifferent to the growing trend of layoffs in this country.
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The Art and Science of Recruiting a Diverse Workforce

May 10, 2006
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Minorities are an increasingly large and important part of the workforce as the nation’s population becomes more ethnically and racially diverse. Building a diverse workforce is a strategy that makes good business sense.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Make Diversity Hiring a Positive Experience

March 31, 2006
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What tools, processes, incentives or other recognition might we use to make diversity hiring a positive effort for supervisors, rather than appearing to be just another add-on to their already weighty workload? As a member of our affirmative action plan team, I know that there long has been a hurdle in achieving affirmative action/diversity success.
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Five Questions for Hayward Bell

January 20, 2006
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Bell, Raytheon's chief diversity officer, has seen how companies’ challenges have evolved from identifying the basic differences associated with race and gender to having a greater understanding of cultural differences that occur in the workplace.
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Legal Gender Bending

April 29, 2005
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Can an employer treat female employees differently than male employees and still comply with federal "equal treatment" requirements?
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Develop Leaders Comfortable in Many Cultures

April 8, 2005
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I need to propose, design and implement a development program for senior executives in our multinational corporation. These corporate managers hail from a range of different cultures and operate over a wide geographical region. What essential assumptions and issues need to be considered? What best practices could be incorporated as a platform? Are there some issues I need to be especially heedful of in the design?
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Wal-Mart's Man With a Mission

March 3, 2005
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Lawrence V. Jackson, Wal-Mart’s new chief human resources officer, has been both a friend to workers and a tough-minded management honcho. He’ll need both sets of skills as he steps into a leadership role at a company facing class-action lawsuits, unionization battles and huge worldwide growth.
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