Discrimination

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Half of women report harassment at work

02 Apr 2014 | Brian Amble | News
Half of women claim they have experienced bullying or harassment at work over the past three years, according to a survey of 25,000 women, with much of this harassment coming from other women. And the problem extends right up to board level.

Hiding who you really are damages productivity

09 Oct 2013 | Brian Amble | News
Hiding fundamental truths about yourself at work – such as your sexual orientation – also affects the basic mental, physical and interpersonal skills you need to do your job, new research suggests.

Mentoring gap keeping women and minorities out of corporate elite

20 Sep 2013 | Brian Amble | News
The numbers of women and people from racial minorities serving on America's corporate boards may have increased over the past decade, but the influential elite holding multiple board positions remains a white, male closed-shop. New research explores why.

More diversity, more religious conflict

16 Sep 2013 | Brian Amble | News
Diversity is a fact of life in the American workplace. Half of American workers now come into contact with people from different cultural and religious backgrounds when they are at work, and with this increased rate of interaction comes an increased risk of religious conflict.

Women in finance still paid less than men

22 May 2012 | Brian Amble | News
Women working in financial services in the UK earned some 20 per cent less on average than men in 2011, according to research from eFinancialCareers.

Does political correctness help or hinder?

21 May 2010 | David Livermore | Opinion
Does political correctness promote inclusion and diversity? Or does it stop us from having honest, frank interactions with others because we're walking on egg shells to avoid causing offence?

Ad for 'reliable' workers deemed discriminatory

27 Jan 2010 | Brian Amble | News
A government-run jobcentre in the UK refused to display an advert for a "reliable worker" because the phrase discriminated against unreliable applicants. No, you really couldn't make it up.

Lessons from the velvet hammer

15 Jan 2010 | JulieAnn Derby | Opinion
How can women survive and thrive in a male-dominated IT environment? As far as many men are concerned, women have no place in IT and their competence is automatically suspect. But with an understanding of the issues and the ways to get round them, women can beat this engrained sexism.

Your hiring practices say much about you

11 Jan 2010 | Dan Bobinski | Opinion
Merit ought to be the only reason for hiring or not hiring someone. If, as a company, you want to look good, you've got to be good. That starts with how you decide who to hire - and not substituting misguided notions of perceived fairness for true fairness.

Groundhog Day

24 Sep 2009 | Derek Torres | News
Every time I read about women getting fired when they get pregnant, I feel like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day. It's like we're stuck in 1959 and it keeps repeating, repeating, repeating

Empathy and advancement

07 Aug 2009 | Derek Torres | News
Apparently white executives have a hard time empathizing with colleagues who are a different race because they can't bring themselves to view them as they view white junior executives - who often remind them of themselves or their children.

Women held back in the workplace at all levels

01 May 2009 | Nic Paton | News
New research argues that even in the best-intentioned organisations, women get less access to mentoring, fast-track development and international postings than their male colleagues.

The changing face of racism?

18 Feb 2009 | Derek Torres | News
Is racism in the workplace less of an issue today than it was twenty or thirty years ago? To be perfectly blunt about, I'm not sure that any white male is capable of answering that question.

Keep your religion to yourself

17 Feb 2009 | Derek Torres | News
There's a place for every person in the workplace, but there doesn't necessarily need to be a place for any religion.

No sympathy for smokers

04 Feb 2009 | Derek Torres | News
Smokers, it seems, feel like they're once again getting the short end of the stick. And Massachusetts is one place where it is fine to not hire people who smoke.

Fair pay?

19 Jan 2009 | Derek Torres | News
If you're to believe the Miami Herald, fair pay legislation is bad news for companies that are already struggling in an unfriendly business climate (read: recession).

Keep your beliefs to yourself

31 Dec 2008 | Derek Torres | News
Employers, no matter how large their salary, ego, or religious conviction, simply cannot force their employees to submit to propaganda promoting the CEO's religion.

Three cheers for protest

11 Dec 2008 | Derek Torres | News
Those who know me know how much I enjoy a good social protest (for justifiable reasons, of course) every now and then. I also believe that they only way to advance social progress is to hit offenders where it hurts – the bottom line. Otherwise, you'll never get their attention.

White men get bigger bonuses

07 Oct 2008 | Nic Paton | News
In the wake of the financial meltdown, performance-related bonuses are hardly flavour of the month in Main Street America. But now they have been found to be gender and racially biased, too.

Rights and wrongs

04 Sep 2008 | Derek Torres | News
In today's world of everyone believing that they are entitled to special treatment for one reason or another, it's increasingly difficult to be an HR professional or labor lawyer.

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