14 Aug 2015 | David Livermore
What should you do when you run up against friends, family members, colleagues or clients who make little effort to engage with others with any degree of cultural intelligence?
02 Apr 2014 | Brian Amble
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.
09 Oct 2013 | Brian Amble
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.
20 Sep 2013 | Brian Amble
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.
16 Sep 2013 | Brian Amble
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.
22 May 2012 | Brian Amble
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.
21 May 2010 | David Livermore
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?
27 Jan 2010 | Brian Amble
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.
15 Jan 2010 | JulieAnn Derby
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.
11 Jan 2010 | Dan Bobinski
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.
24 Sep 2009 | Derek Torres
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
07 Aug 2009 | Derek Torres
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.
01 May 2009 | Nic Paton
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.
18 Feb 2009 | Derek Torres
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.
17 Feb 2009 | Derek Torres
There's a place for every person in the workplace, but there doesn't necessarily need to be a place for any religion.
04 Feb 2009 | Derek Torres
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.
19 Jan 2009 | Derek Torres
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).
31 Dec 2008 | Derek Torres
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.
11 Dec 2008 | Derek Torres
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.
07 Oct 2008 | Nic Paton
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.