Pregnancy discrimination happens when an employer treats an applicant or employee unfavorably because they’re pregnant, gave birth to a child, or have a medical condition related to their pregnancy or childbirth. Despite being against the law, pregnancy discrimination remains a pervasive problem, at great personal and professional cost to its victims. Every year, the Equal […]
Though we’re all different, we can all thrive in the same workplace. That’s the motivating belief behind efforts to increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). When done well, these efforts redesign the workplace from an environment that holds certain people back to one that empowers everyone to succeed. Together, they create an environment where […]
If you want to encourage better work and home boundaries for your employees but are wondering how to go about it, we have some tips to get you started.
Lactation accommodations may feel complicated, but the requirements are actually fairly straightforward. Here are the basics you need to know.
The last few years have proved challenging for employers trying to fill positions. Struggling employers may have been tempted to look for a “magic bullet,” that one thing sure to get them more candidates.
The office holiday party is a time-honored tradition: readers of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol may remember the Christmas party hosted by Ebenezer Scrooge’s old boss, Nigel Fezziwig. While the look and feel of these end-of-year holiday parties have changed since the 1840s, they remain a popular part of the American office culture. While it’s […]
2008 was a difficult year. The Great Recession was underway. People lived in a constant state of worry. In workplaces across the country, employees informally gathered after official meetings, trying to decipher what their leaders had shared and what information they’d held back. If the larger implications of the recession were abstract and theoretical, the […]
Recessions are difficult to go through and sometimes require hard choices. Here are some suggestions for navigating those choices.
In a survey by McKinsey & Company, 75 percent of employers acknowledged that there’s a stigma around mental health in the workplace. People in the workplace, leaders included, are afraid to speak up about their mental health needs or ask for help. As the McKinsey report notes, employers can’t solve every problem contributing to poor […]
There’s nothing like a bad onboarding experience to make a new hire regret accepting a job offer. It’ll take a lot of work to restore the employee’s trust if you’re lucky enough to keep them. A good onboarding process provides new employees with everything they need to be successful. They receive whatever tools, equipment, and […]