Category Archives: Diversity and Inclusion

Voice Modulation Masks Gender but Doesn’t Work

July 21, 2017   

Recently, scandals at Uber and other tech companies have continued to draw attention to the fact that gender equity in the workplace is still an ongoing struggle and one that won’t be easily overcome with good intentions or even progressive policies. A key problem is that gender bias breed gender bias. Men are more likely […]

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Is Uber Unique or Are Other Tech Companies Just Lying?

July 1, 2017   

Travis Kalanick, the bullheaded CEO and founder of Uber, resigned last month after a private meeting in a downtown Chicago hotel that reportedly dragged on for hours.  It was in Chicago that Mr. Kalanick received a “surprise visit” from two venture capitalists: Matt Cohler and Peter Fenton of the Silicon Valley firm Benchmark, which is one of […]

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The 2017 Corporate Equality Report Released

June 10, 2017   

With Pride Day just around the corner, many corporations are getting out their rainbow flags and gearing up to celebrate the LGBT community. Only twenty-five years ago, however, corporate participation in Pride events was rare. Beyond a few alcohol companies who frequently sponsored early Pride Day events but for obvious reasons (Pride is a time […]

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How the Sharing Economy Manages Talent

May 26, 2017   

As the sharing economy continues to grow, the need to address the sharing economy’s unique talent management concerns is also growing. To be clear, most sharing economy companies, such as Airbnb, Uber, Lyft and Task Rabbit, have their own traditional employees. These are the people who work onsite at their headquarters as engineers, communications experts, […]

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Uber’s Diversity Report Confirms Organization’s Problems

March 30, 2017   

Earlier this week, the ride-sharing company Uber released its anticipated diversity report. The report was commissioned in February after a blog post by a former Uber engineer revealed widespread discrimination and sexual harassment problems at Uber’s headquarters in California. The report, while a first step, simply confirms what already appeared to be the case: Uber’s […]

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Post-Election Workplace Vigilance

January 3, 2017   

There are some disturbing post-election trends that could have an impact on your workplace and which suggest stepping up your efforts to make the work environment safe and secure for all your employees. There are widespread reports of a sharp increase in hate crimes, harassment, and racist incidents. Trying to make a direct link between […]

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Black Lives Matter and Corporate America

December 23, 2016   

As 2016 comes to a close, Talent Management 360 is offering detailed insights into some of the year’s top news stories and speculating on how these stories will likely continue to impact talent management in the coming year. The seventh and final article in our series examines the changing status of the Black Lives Matter […]

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LGBT Rights and Corporate Support

December 23, 2016   

As 2016 comes to a close, Talent Management 360 is offering detailed insights into some of the year’s top news stories and speculating on how these stories will likely continue to impact talent management in the coming year. The sixth article in our series examines LGBT rights in 2016 and the corporate response. In 2015, […]

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How to Manage “Mansplaining”

December 5, 2016   

If you’re a woman, you likely already know what “mansplaining” is, because it is pervasive and damaging. Simply put, it happens when a man of any age decides to explain something, usually at length, that either does not require an explanation or is painfully obvious. Worse-case scenarios mansplaining happen when men who know very little […]

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Diversity in the Gig Economy

October 29, 2016   

In most workplaces, employees work for organizations directly. If they don’t follow the company’s rules, they are penalized. If they continue to defy company policies, they are fired. It’s that simple. In the gig economy, things are a bit more complex. Take Airbnb as an example of one company struggling to police the actions of […]

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