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Guidelines Are Key to Dealing With Religion in the Workplace

December 25, 2006
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There is no single magic shield to protect companies from getting into hot water regarding religion in the workplace—but one way to mitigate risk is by establishing what one expert calls a “faith-friendly” organization.
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5 Questions for Elaine Sarsynski--Executive Vice President at MassMutual Life Insurance

November 3, 2006
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Elaine Sarsynski has spent 30 years managing large organizations in financial services as well as the public sector. Despite the finance industry’s image of being a male-dominated profession that would like to stay that way, it has become more supportive of women over the years.
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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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