It’s officially June and there’s already something to celebrate as the nation kicks off Pride Month. As millions of individuals and allies celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, workplaces are looking for ways to support their employees. From legislative wins to employee resource groups, we’ve come a long way in enabling individuals to bring their authentic selves at work—but there’s still a long way to go.
Today, April 2, 2019 is Equal Pay Day in the United States. Last year, it was on April 10. In 2017, it was April 4. Why does the date change each year? Well, Equal Pay Day is held every year on the day that women have to work until they earn the income that men earned in the prior calendar year. In other words, women had to work from January 1, 2018 until April 2, 2019 (today) to earn what men earned in the calendar year of 2018.
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I joined MM.LaFleur -- a clothing brand, styling service and community for professional women—as a People Operations Manager in May 2017. Four years after the company was founded, we were no longer a tiny startup—we had more than 50 employees, and were growing rapidly. As we tried to fill all of our recruiting needs, we lacked the processes to do so effectively. It was like we were trying to build the airplane mid-flight.
One of the most pressing issues in HR and employment law is gender pay equity. Across all industries, research shows that women make less than their male colleagues, or 76 cents to the dollar. Because of their influence over employee compensation, it’s often said that HR professionals are best equipped to stomp out the problem.
It’s important to remember the impact our words and actions can have on other people, especially coworkers. Sometimes well-intentioned behavior can have unintended consequences. What we view as an off-hand compliment or gesture can be interpreted as an insult or put-down to another person. Here’s your guide to navigating and avoiding these “microaggressions” in the workplace.
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Diversity and inclusion are a top HR priority right now, but what does that really mean? Without an actionable plan in place, it runs the risk of being just one more well-intentioned but poorly realized catch-all phrase, rather than integrated with the complete employee lifecycle.
Today’s employees want to work at organizations that prioritize diversity and inclusion. Sixty-seven percent of job seekers consider diversity when evaluating offers, and more than half of workers believe their employers should be doing more to promote it. That’s why it’s critical to demonstrate why and how you’re working to improve diversity and inclusion at your organization.
We’re excited to announce BounceX Chief Customer & People Officer Whitney Hillyer will be speaking at HR Redefined. Join us May 6-7 in New York City for even more expert speakers and amazing sessions with actionable takeaways. Get your tickets today!
BounceX has quickly become one of the tech industry’s model employers. For anyone who follows their business practices, that should come as no surprise. In a world where the average adult spends more time at work than they do at home, the company knows how essential it is to offer resources that support and engage workers.
The end of the year is a festive time for people around the world. Whether your employees observe Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan, or Diwali, it’s important to honor the diverse array of festivities and traditions within our increasingly global workforce.