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
If a minority-owned staffing firm partners with a non-minority-owned staffing firm, what’s the best way to do it? What are some tips, tools and techniques that can help ensure that the partnership is successful?Read More
The buyers who are most interested in increasing their use of Women and Minority Business Enterprise suppliers are those in the pharmaceutical/biotech and energy/chemical industries; large companies of 10,000 employees or more; and buyers of IT skills.Read More
Chicago’s government does not dispute that an employment test unfairly excluded African Americans from consideration for firefighter positions. It maintains, however, that the legal action occurred after the 300-day statute of limitations ran out on the initial announcement.Read More