By now, the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace has been well established. To date, gender, race and ethnicity have been centered, and to a lesser degree, sexual orientation, disability, parenthood and age have been included. But one factor of identity has largely been left out: socioeconomic class. Existing research has … Continue reading How Does Your Company Support ‘First-Generation Professionals’?
Many employers have been focused on a court battle over when the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will collect employee pay data—sorted by race, sex and ethnicity—for the first time. Covered employers must submit that data later this year, but they should keep in mind that the deadline to submit other EEO-1 information is rapidly … Continue reading Employers: Don’t Forget that Some EEO-1 Data Are Still Due May 31
Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions About Michigan’s Paid Medical Leave Act On December 14, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed the Paid Medical Leave Act into law. The act requires covered employers to provide paid sick leave to many of their Michigan-based employees. Below are answers to frequently asked questions about the new law. … Continue reading What Your Business Should Expect in Spring 2019 – Michigan’s “Paid Medical Leave Act”
To retain talent, most organizations offer the typical things: free coffee and tea in the break room, competitive benefits, generous raises and bonuses, and employee recognition programs. But none of that works for an employee who doesn’t feel comfortable in his or her work environment. Picture, for example, a Muslim who prays in his car … Continue reading To Retain Employees, Focus on Inclusion – Not Just Diversity
There’s been a ripple of excitement of late as some big companies have unveiled (fairly modest) raises and bonuses for workers. Walmart announced that it would pay out up to $1,000 per employee, depending on seniority, and that it would begin a process of boosting its minimum wage to $11 per hour. American Airlines said it … Continue reading Elevating A Company’s Definition of Success
While the challenge to hire and retain top talent is on the rise, companies need to understand what matters most to professionals in 2018. In fact, the largest skills shortage nationwide is for soft skills, with employers running up against a shortage of 1.4 million professionals. At LinkedIn, talent is our #1 operating priority – … Continue reading Workplace Culture Trends: The Key to Hiring (and Keeping) Top Talent in 2018