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Equal Pay Day Is An Example Of Workplace Gender Imbalance

Equal Pay Day Is An Example Of Workplace Gender Imbalance

“Leave the saving of the world to the men? I don’t think so.” -Elastigirl, from The Incredibles Hell yeah…. But how? As we *celebrate* this year’s first Equal Pay Day (it’s April 10 on average, August 7 for black women, and November 1 for Latina women), it’s clear that, in order for something to be different going […]

Learning to Deal With Change Faster is Key to Being More Resilient at Work

Learning to Deal With Change Faster is Key to Being More Resilient at Work

How do you react to change? How do your employees react to change? If you do not learn to manage — even embrace — change, you’ll face an uphill climb of constant struggle in your career. Heraclitus, an ancient Greek philosopher, said, “No one ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the […]

Working Mother Maternity Bants -The Struggles After Maternity Leave

Working Mother Maternity Bants -The Struggles After Maternity Leave

Going back to work after maternity leave is pretty much a drag. Depending on how much time you get, you could be leaving a two or six month old (or older) at home. You’re really just getting to know each other, after all. Leaving your baby with a care provider can feel very daunting and is quite different from leaving […]

Are You Surrounded By Men? Manage Up Properly

Are You Surrounded By Men? Manage Up Properly

Some of this can be related to being a woman, some of it cannot. Working and thriving in a male-dominated industry brings with it ups and downs. My world has evolved at a dizzyingly fast pace and I’ve enjoyed the ride. I don’t have regrets, but I do have advice for women in the early […]

Before Taking That Break, Have A Clue

Before Taking That Break, Have A Clue

Whether you are traveling for the holidays or taking a break from the world for a weekend, we all need time off. But sometimes the stress of preparing to go on vacation — and the fear that everything is going to fall apart while you’re away — can make you think that it isn’t worth all […]

How To Tell If It’s Sexual Harassment

How To Tell If It’s Sexual Harassment

  As a result, alarm bells have been going off for everyone, from the executive suite to the front lines. And yet, some level of confusion remains: Offenders and targets alike are asking, What exactly constitutes sexual harassment? Targets in particular are struggling to categorize their experiences when those scenarios sound minor compared to those scandals in the […]

Iceland Becomes The First Country To Make Women Earn More Than Men

Iceland Becomes The First Country To Make Women Earn More Than Men

Other countries should follow Iceland which has become the first country to make it illegal to pay men more than women, politicians and equal rights campaigners said on Wednesday. Iceland has been widely praised for introducing legislation on Jan. 1 that imposes fines on any company or government agency with over 25 staff without a […]

What Has Happened To Black Women Lawyers?

What Has Happened To Black Women Lawyers?

A number of black women enter the legal profession each year but how many actually attain real power within corporate South Africa? Black women are still the minority in corporate spaces and we are wholly unrepresented in the power structures Lwando Xaso speaks out about the effects of widely held negative stereotypes in the transformation […]

Become Great At Thanking Your Employees This Year

Become Great At Thanking Your Employees This Year

Thanking people actually fosters more behavior worthy of thanks. You are more likely to leave a large tip if your server writes a thank you note on your restaurant bill, according to a psychological science research article published in the Sage Journals. Gratitude, argue the authors, makes benefactors aware that their actions are kind and appreciated, and […]

Save Your Employees Some Stress

Save Your Employees Some Stress

Does your small business promote the kind of culture that increases productivity? Overloaded, stressed out employees aren’t helping your bottom line. What’s worse, their stress often starts before they clock in. How to Help Employees Reduce Stress Small Business Trends spoke with Stacey Engle, EVP of Fierce Conversations. She supplied 10 ways to help employees reduce stress […]

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