Category Archives: Diversity and Inclusion

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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The Gray Gender Gap

October 8, 2016   

On the surface gender differences in marital status may appear to be disconnected to talent management issues. In fact, they are far more entwined than one might expect. A recently released federal study reveals that across age groups, older men are far more likely to be married than older women. As reported in the New […]

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Why Organizations Get Stuck

August 21, 2016   

Over the past two years, the United States has been plagued with high-profile police shootings, primarily of young Black men. Of course, these incidents are not new or unique. Police units across the United States have been struggling with racism for years. The question is simple: Why can’t they change? That’s precisely the question Barbara […]

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When Progressive Policies Backfire

August 10, 2016   

It’s a common practice in higher education to give new parents “clock relief.” The practice, which started about 30 years ago, is designed to help new parents manage the tenure process. Typically, professors are hired—most are in the early to mid 30s by the time they start their first job—and they have 7 years to […]

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Corporate LGBT Solidarity on the Rise

June 25, 2016   

Every year since 2002, the Human Rights Campaign had released their Corporate Equality Index (CEI). When the CEI started, LGBT people in the United States had no federal laws protecting them—they were not even entitled to the most basic of rights: federal protection against hate crimes. 14 years later a lot has changed. Gains on […]

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