Lecturing employees about diversity is one thing, but some companies are taking training a step further. Strategies include engaging employees in teamwork exercises and having workers simulate disabilities.Read More
John Rogers concedes it’s a struggle getting minorities into the business. While the industry has made strides, the efforts will take years.Read More
What type of leadership training can we provide to a project manager who must lead a culturally diverse team of people? This leader is taking on an international posting, and will need to manage a workforce that includes people from Southeast Asia (Filipinos and Malaysians), south Asians (Indians, Pakistanis and Sri Lankans), Germans, Italians, Palestinians, Sudanese and a few locals. The project is about building a dam on the Tana River in Kenya. We wish to support this person and give him as many leadership tools as possible. But we are not certain how to package the training so it produces the desired results.
It’s fine for an organization to tout goals of diversity and inclusion. It’s the actual implementation of the plan that can draw criticism and legal challenges. The key to today’s legally defensible diversity initiatives is to concentrate diversity efforts on expanding the pipeline of candidates to include as many diverse candidates as possible. Here are some best-practice suggestions.Read More
Although some employers, particularly in traditionally creative fields, may encourage employee displays of body art as a form of self-expression, many others worry that their employees’ visible body piercings and tattoos may be off-putting or even offensive to customers, investors and the public at large. Here are some suggestions for legally managing body art at work.Read More
The national campaign is designed to change the perception of hiring disabled employees, with print ads poking fun at the foibles of a typical worker.Read More