Change at the White House: What About the Workplace?

January 19, 2009 - by: Ralph Gaillard 0 COMMENTS

It’s going to be quite a week.

Today, of course, is the national holiday that celebrates the birth of the legendary civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tomorrow, the nation and the world will witness history in the making as the first African-American is sworn in as President of the United States. Looking at these two events together, one can’t help but appreciate how far this nation has come as the last racial barrier in U.S. politics comes crashing down. However, we must be mindful of the fact that the road to full equality is still ahead of us, and it’s quite long — especially in the U.S. workplace.

If you have any doubts about this premise, take into account that as of January 1, there were only 13 female CEOs running America’s largest 500 publicly traded companies. According to the research firm Catalyst, women receive six in 10 college degrees, yet there are fewer female directors and officers.

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From the Editor

January 22, 2008 - by: Diversity Insight 0 COMMENTS

Welcome to the first issue of Diversity Insight. The topic of workplace diversity has never been more important than it is right now. Employers across the country are struggling to manage a new workforce that is becoming increasingly diverse and complex. As a result, HR is required to settle differences between ethnic groups, bring peace between generational workers, satisfy the unique needs of disabled employees, and avoid offending an employee’s religious commitment. Helping today’s HR practitioner understand how to manage this new set of challenges is why we’re launching this e-zine and what it’s all about.

Each month, Diversity Insight will provide business-focused strategies for understanding the cultural, communication, and the workplace needs of today’s diverse employee. You’ll receive the hard-hitting solutions that will help you address and manage the differences between generations, genders, ethnic groups, and other diverse employee populations.

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