Seven Tips for Managing Unconscious Bias

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Seven Tips for Managing Unconscious Bias

Bias—a tendency to believe that some people and ideas are better than others—wrecks havoc in the workplace. It keeps women and people of color out of the boardroom, limits job opportunities, prevents organizations from the true monetary and cultural benefits of a diverse workforce, makes it difficult for Baby Boomers to get tech jobs, and […]

6 Must-See Movies Highlighting Employee Engagement

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6 Must-See Movies Highlighting Employee Engagement

Why does employee engagement matter? Cooleaf highlighted the 6 must-see movies that best show the importance of engagement in the workplace: 1. IN GOOD COMPANY Best Quote: “Why do you say let them go? They don’t WANT to go. Why don’t you just say fire them?” Dennis Quaid plays a 51 year old advertising executive whose company […]

Diversity Officers Must Have These Four Qualities

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Diversity Officers Must Have These Four Qualities

Google, known for having its finger on the pulse of the future, has an employee base that is only 2% black and 3% Hispanic. Apple, also known for building our future, has an employee base that is 70% male. These indisputable stats show that ethnic, racial and gender imbalances are prominent in the U.S., despite […]

Why Attracting and Retaining Diverse Talent is a Strategic Priority

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Why Attracting and Retaining Diverse Talent is a Strategic Priority

To tackle longstanding workplace discrimination, many future-focused organizations are adding diversity officers to their leadership teams. Why? Because the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission didn’t solve the ethnic, racial and gender imbalances prominent in the U.S. workforce, and the issues aren’t going away on their own. For example, check out the following statistics about the dismal […]

Anne Loehr in the Press: Spring 2016 Roundup

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Anne Loehr in the Press: Spring 2016 Roundup

Sharing knowledge with your community is invaluable. So far 2016 has given me ample opportunity to do just that. This week alone has me speaking four times! Today, I’ve created a quick roundup of articles (and one podcast) where I contributed, was featured or was quoted. They are all worth a read, regardless of my […]

Seven Practical Tips For Increasing Empathy

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Seven Practical Tips For Increasing Empathy

We have something in common with rats that may surprise you. Those scurrying little (sometimes large) rodents ruling garbage cans across the world are actually capable of empathy, just like humans. Many species display empathy in some form or another, but primates—especially us humans—have a more sophisticated capacity for empathy due to our large working […]

How to Define Your Organizational Values

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How to Define Your Organizational Values

Organizational culture can be seen as a “personality” created by the organization’s values, attitudes and behaviors. This “personality” attracts and keeps great talent, creates a positive public image and helps build long-lasting relationships with stakeholders, vendors and customers. But a good organizational culture doesn’t spring up out of serendipity. It requires intentional and thoughtful identification […]

Want Engaged Employees? You Need Values First

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Want Engaged Employees? You Need Values First

Employee engagement may be the latest HR buzzword, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore it as a fad. With only 13 percent of employees engaged at work around the world, the majority of employers have a lot of room to improve — and positively impact the bottom line while they’re at it. A recent report from Dale […]

Dear Generational Guru: The Frustrated Team Manager

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Dear Generational Guru: The Frustrated Team Manager

Start here for an introduction to my advice column, Dear Generational Guru. Dear Generational Guru, My employees range from 25 to 55 years old, so I struggle putting together the most effective teams. I’ve had teams who barely work together, teams who function like social clubs, and teams with major drama. Is it better to […]

These Five Women are the Future of Work

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These Five Women are the Future of Work

One of the major workforce trends already hitting the United States has to do with women. If you add up the gender pay gap, prevalent glass ceilings, dismal work/life balance, non-flexible work schedules and stubborn gender biases, you’re left with a balance of women who are voting with their feet and leaving the corporate world. […]