Businesses that had issued statements in the summer committing to increased diversity and anti-racist efforts struggled with how to respond. There is still much fear in business of getting involved in “political issues” and the potential impact it will have on their customer and client retention. “Organizations have to decide what side of history they want to be on,” says Janine Dennis, CEO of Talent Think Innovations. “You can continue to perpetuate our issues by aiding and abetting these vigilantes of freedom … [or] you can help to eradicate some of our issues as a country by taking a strong stance and making it clear that your company in no way condones such acts and behavior.” … [Read more...] about 4 steps companies should take in the aftermath of January 6
Herman Miller did not respond to a request for comment on its supply chains by the time of a publication, but a spokesperson for the company directed me to its Supplier Code of Conduct, which stipulates that the company expects its suppliers to treat their workers “fairly in accordance with local laws and regulations,” including that they do not use forced labor, child labor, or harsh, inhumane treatment and abuse, and they must provide wages and working hours that meet laws. … [Read more...] about This Herman Miller face mask is designed to fight modern slavery
Step outside McGraw also recommends getting outdoors regularly. “Spending 20 minutes a day outside has been shown to have significant health implications in the short and long term,” she says. Some of those benefits include alleviating anxiety and depression and improving blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. “Try creating a commute by walking outside for 10 minutes before or after work, or take a stroll midafternoon when you are feeling tired,” she says. … [Read more...] about Salvage your health resolutions with these 9 simple moves
Shorter arcs and smaller budgets are good news for relative newcomers, too. Consider showrunners Michelle Dean and Nick Antosca (The Act), Anna Winger (Unorthodox), or Patrick Somerville (Maniac). In each case, the network or studio was willing to take a bigger artistic risk given the limited financial downside of a self-contained story. Or consider Coel’s other critically acclaimed show I May Destroy You, which over the course of 12 half-hour episodes wove a compelling narrative about sexual trauma and the complexities of consent that one reviewer accurately described as “tonally complicated“—in the best kind of way. … [Read more...] about Hollywood is redefining Peak TV—for better and for worse
Is this a surprise? Many colleges had long ago let students decide whether to take Subject Tests, but the test results were still frequently used for freshman course placement, or to fulfill language requirements. For students, the Subject Test cancellation is immediate and sudden: Refunds are available for kids already registered for winter and spring tests. There were 20 subject tests in science, history, math, English, science, and languages. … [Read more...] about Who wins and loses with the College Board’s cancellation of the SAT essay and subject tests?