Tag: discrimination

diversity

Challenge the Status Quo: 3 Strategies for Embracing D&I in Your Organization

If you’re hiring talent based on cultural fit, you may be doing more harm than good. Some experts say that cultural fit does nothing to improve diversity and inclusion (D&I) and, in fact, just creates an echo chamber for like-minded individuals. If you want to create a diverse workforce, you must challenge the status quo.

blue collar

What You Can Learn from the Blue-Collar Gig Economy

The U.S. unemployment rate is at its lowest in years, and there’s a growing demand for blue-collar workers, with many workers turning to gig opportunities—a sector that is booming right now. Rather than freelance work and creative services—like white-collar gig work—blue-collar gig work focuses on labor, manufacturing, warehouse, and delivery jobs and is often temporary.

vacancy

Why Can’t You Fill that Vacancy?

Employers today are finding that some roles remain stubbornly hard to fill or difficult to keep filled. Sometimes it’s a lack of applicants. Sometimes the applicants aren’t qualified. Sometimes the applicant makes it through the process, only to turn down the offer or ghost the employer. Such frustrations are commonplace, and they’re driving up the […]

hiring

Making a Slam Dunk in Hiring and Promotion Decisions

Here in O’Town, we are thrilled that the Magic made it to the NBA playoffs—and at the time of this post, have won their first game against the Toronto Raptors. In basketball, of course, it’s easy to determine who’s the best of the best—just look at the scoreboard. At your business, however, making hiring and […]

morale

What Causes Negative Morale?

Negative or low morale among employees can be problematic for employers, and equally so for recruiters who are trying to promote the company’s culture in a positive way. Not only does it lead to an unhappy workplace, but it can also cause increased turnover and decreased productivity. And unfortunately, it can be difficult to fully […]

pay

Latest Congressional Action Putting Pay Practices Under Scrutiny

With Congress considering a couple of bills aimed at preventing wage discrimination—and several states with pay equity laws already on the books—employers may want to take a close look at their compensation practices, according to attorneys who help employers with pay matters.

bias

Improvement in Some Areas of Implicit Bias

Implicit bias is difficult to combat. The primary challenge is that people harboring implicit bias—also referred to as unconscious bias—are by definition unaware that they have such biases.

balance

Creating Gender Balance in Your Organization

On International Women’s Day, the last thing you want to hear is workers not taking gender-related issues seriously. But sadly, that’s the current state we’re in, according to new Randstad US survey findings.