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Why should a company hire a person with a disability?

A good reason a business should hire a person with a disability is because the individual is a good match for a specific business need. In an article called Employing, Serving All Equitably: The Nordstrom Way, the author points out, "You may not have the very best person in the job if you didn't recruit any disabled job candidates. ...




Why diversity matters

New research makes it increasingly clear that companies with more diverse workforces perform better financially.
We know intuitively that diversity matters. It’s also increasingly clear that it makes sense in purely business terms. Our latest research finds that companies in the top quartile for gender or racial and ethnic diversity are more likely to have financial returns above their national industry medians. ...




Learning Sign Language Bonds Team with Deaf Co-Worker

This article examines the inclusive strategies used by one employer who hired an employee who is deaf.
When Kamal Nasser interviewed for an AT&T warehouse associate job in Hilliard, Ohio, his interpreter came along.
 
Nasser is completely deaf and uses American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate. ...




Why Summer Hiring Doesn't Have to Be a Hassle

We’re hot on the heels of summer, which, for employers in seasonal industries like tourism, means hiring is in high gear. For these employers, this type of hiring can pose two key challenges: 1) HR spends time and effort scouting, screening, and hiring employees who likely won’t stick around after September 2. ...




Alternative facts: The alarming trend impacting 85% of hiring managers

Planning on adding staff some time in the near future? It appears that there’s some new urgency to double- and triple-check those resumes and ask plenty of follow-up questions during the interview process.Reason: A staggering 85% of employers discovered lies on job applicants’ resumes in the past year, according to a recent 2017 Employment Screening Benchmark Report by HireRight. ...




4 Opportunities to Empower Employees on Payday

According to a recent survey, many workers find their paystub confusing to read. However, a little help from their employer could yield huge dividends.
Ever look at your paycheck and wonder what certain acronyms and abbreviations mean? Or how specific taxes or deduction affect your overall earnings? What’s the difference between filing zero or one anyway? Although a paystub is loaded with important information, it can also be frustrating for an employee who doesn’t understand where his or her hard-earned money is going every payday. ...




Mind Your Management: How to Be a More Mindful Leader

In an increasingly busy and connected world, it's easy to get swept up in endless to-do lists, emails and social media feeds. But when was the last time you acted mindfully — slowed down, took a breath and focused on just one singular thing?Mindful leadership simply means that you are highly aware of what's going on around you, said Richard Jolly, adjunct professor of organizational behavior at the London Business School. ...




How We Closed the Gap Between Men’s and Women’s Retention Rates

Many companies continue to struggle with advancing and retaining women. As we’ve studied our own progress at BCG, we have found that gender disparities in our senior cohorts are not completely explained by traditional workplace concerns, such as work-life balance, maternity leave, unequal pay, and differential ambitions. ...




Take Steps Toward Mental Health

Use your Business Acumen to make the case for investing in the mental health of employees
Mental illness affects an estimated 43.4 million adults in the U.S., the National Institute of Mental Health reports. That's almost the population of California, the most populous state, and its neighbor Arizona combined. ...




7 Things to Consider When Your Employee Asks to Move Teams

Employees rotating to a different team within the organization happens often. Here's how to determine if it's the right move.
Internal transfers are not a new phenomenon. Employees rotating to a different team within the organization happens often; however, it’s not always easy for managers to tell whether or not it’s the right move. ...