Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin No person in the United States shall, based on sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” - Title IX, signed by President Richard Nixon, June 23, 1972 Fifty years ago, Title IX was enacted to ensure gender equity, particularly in federally funded education and sports. Since Title IX there have been significant strides for women, including recent achievements like the overall college enrollment rate for 18- to 24-year-olds being higher for women than for men since 2000. The intentions of Title IX are noble and there should be no doubt that this law has made an indelible mark on generations of women and girls. At the same time, we must also reflect on whether Title IX is fulfilling its promise of protecting women from discrimination and underrepresentation in their educational and … [Read more...] about Title IX At 50: Are Women And Girls Being Treated Equally?
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In the annals of the return-to-office debate, many companies are taking the middle ground. Apple wants employees back in the offices three days a week, once COVID-19 rates stabilize. Citigroup, Google, and American Express are on the same track. A “three days in, two days out” or “two days in, three days out” hybrid model is emerging as a popular workplace plan, as a compromise between managers who want closer tabs on their people, and employees who feel happier and more productive working from home. But like most compromises, the 3-2 model leaves almost everyone feeling dissatisfied, prompting us to call it the “worst return-to-office strategy.” advertisement advertisement On the surface, the 3-2 model feels right: It provides a measure of autonomy that employees likely didn’t have pre-pandemic, and it increases the sense of status, certainty, and autonomy for leaders who feel the need to closely oversee their employees. In addition, … [Read more...] about We’re calling this ‘the worst return to office strategy.’ Why this hybrid approach won’t work
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Here is this week’s Careers newsletter, which brings the latest news, commentary and ideas about the workplace, leadership and the future of work straight to your inbox every Tuesday. Click here to get on the newsletter list! S alary ranges should be like the nutritional labels on food packaging, one human resources executive wrote in response to my story last week, which reported that Microsoft will be among the first major corporations to include pay information in all U.S. job postings. “Why have we not always done this?” wrote Steve Cadigan , LinkedIn’s first chief human resources officer and a future-of-work expert who wrote the book Workquake , on LinkedIn. “It’s kinda sad that we see this as a big deal.” Yet it is. In a blog post , the tech giant said Wednesday that it would disclose salary ranges in all internal and external U.S. job postings no later than January 2023. That date is … [Read more...] about Pay Ranges Are Coming To Job Postings. Why Hasn’t It Happened Before Now?
Very few things in our lives are absolute. Everything is measured by degree, from our attention to our patience to the range and intensity of our emotions. At the same time, some things are absolute: You can't be all things to all people; you can't dance every dance; and, throughout your life, you've got to make hard choices , sacrifices, and compromises, and then you've got to live with them through thick and thin for a very long time. We become the sum of the choices we make over time; those choices determine the kind of person we end up being--and how the world sees and values us. What we become isn't a necessary result of fate or destiny. It's certainly not foretold or pre-ordained. Throughout our lives we remain a work in progress. Iteration isn't just a business process; it's also a strategy for a life well-lived. We can bend and shape outcomes to match our desires if we consciously, actively, and continually apply ourselves. But the good things we all … [Read more...] about Your Work Is Not Your Life
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Companies ranging from Xerox XRX Corp. to Walmart WMT to Delta Airlines are pledging to become net-zero — to offset their carbon emissions using energy efficiency, renewable energy, or carbon credits. But the market for carbon credits is varied, and not all credits are alike. What’s a company to do? If the Paris climate agreement has adopted the credits, they are safe for businesses to buy. That implies that they have been scrutinized and verified. Critically, it ensures that the money will be distributed to the rainforest nations preserving trees. Companies want to avoid purchasing proprietary credits that do not fully disclose how they dole out the money. Voluntary markets, generally, lack that oversight, tarnishing their image. Rainforest nations may end up getting pennies on the dollar. “If they are voluntary, nothing has been agreed to by the governments in need of the money,” says Federica Bietta, managing … [Read more...] about Not All Carbon Credits Are Created Equal. Here’s What Companies Must Know
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin With the recent overturn of Roe vs Wade, fifty years of female reproductive rights were suddenly taken away. This decision by a select few will impact the lives of millions, and that impact will have significant ramifications on the already-troublesome gender gap in the workplace. Below are just a few of the inequities we can expect to widen, along with tips for employers to help mitigate them. Pay Equity The non-adjusted gender pay gap is generally calculated by looking at the difference in median salary of full-time employees that identify as men vs. women. Based on this calculation, women were already paid 22.1% less than men in 2021 in the US, and that widens to 43% less for Hispanic women and 36% less for Black women. When women become mothers, the overall gender gap increases to 30% . Many women choose to wait until they are further along in their career to have children due to this “motherhood … [Read more...] about How Overturning Roe Vs Wade Will Widen Inequities In The Workplace
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Last month, Facebook parent Meta announced that it would be testing new ways for its Instagram platform to verify the age of its users. The social media service currently requires that users be at least 13 years old to sign up, while in some countries, the minimum age requirement is even higher. Meta has partnered with Yoti, a company that specializes in online age verification, and is now employing artificial intelligence (AI) as part of the efforts to determine which users are teens and which are adults. "We're testing new options for people on Instagram to verify their age, starting with people based in the US," the company announced. "If someone attempts to edit their date of birth on Instagram from under the age of 18 to 18 or over, we'll require them to verify their age using one of three options: upload their ID, record a video selfie or ask mutual friends to verify their age. We're testing this so we can make … [Read more...] about Meta Testing New Age Verification Tools – Experts Explain Why They Won’t Work
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Traumatic events such as a neighbourhood shooting can undo the gains from a positive approach to behavior in the classroom even when the students are not directly involved, according to a new study . The findings highlight the potential impact of traumatic events in wider society and how they can undermine classroom interventions and affect mental health and well-being. Previous research has shown how a focus on positive behavior can lead to not only less disruption but also higher grades. The program emphasized communicating clear expectations to students, giving more positive encouragement compared with negative reprimands, and moving around the classroom to monitor student behavior. Now University of Missouri professor Keith Herman has repeated his analysis of the impact of the intervention, but this time looking at the results before and after the shooting of Michael Brown. The 18-year-old black man … [Read more...] about Neighbourhood Shootings Can Undo Good Work In The Classroom
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin In Part One of this interview , I caught up with Clif Bar cofounder Gary Erickson to learn more about the decision to step down and the seeds of the purpose-driven culture he and his wife, co-founder Kit Crawford, were able to plant at the company. Aziz: So, did that decision drive a renewed sense of energy and purpose around what you and your wife decided to do next with Clif Bar? Why did you decide to start from the inside out - by looking at the core product? Erickson: Not selling gave us the freedom to do business differently. We look to the Five Aspirations business model to guide every decision we make. Through that lens, we made the choice to take CLIF BAR organic in 2003. It was clear that transitioning to organic ingredients was right for people, farm communities and the planet even if it would hit the traditional bottom line. We were the first energy bar to make that investment, and we’ve purchased 1 … [Read more...] about The Power Of Purpose: Gary Erickson, Founder Of Clif Bar, Reflects On A Life Of Purpose (Part Two)
- A + A KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): Supermax Corp Bhd said it is confident that workers at its sites are free from systemic forced labour. In an update to the local stock exchange on Friday (June 24), the glove maker said that since January this year, the company had put in place measures supported by a comprehensive foreign worker management policy to strengthen its human resources (HR) management and migrant worker policies and practices. The company said it is now aligned to the International Labour Organization (ILO) standards. “Supermax has embarked on its undertakings to meet the ILO standards since 2019 with the introduction of zero-cost recruitment fees and was among the first in the industry to do so. Supermax said it had worked towards meeting the ILO standards, but its efforts were hindered by the Covid-19 pandemic and the movement control orders implemented in the country. However, it said that in November 2021, the company engaged an experienced HR … [Read more...] about Supermax confident workers free from systemic forced labour