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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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?
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
A number of tech and media companies are responding to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade by offering to pay the travel expenses of employees who will now have to travel to access reproductive health services in other states. advertisement advertisement At least 13 states are expected to begin enforcing “trigger laws” —abortion-banning laws passed in anticipation of a SCOTUS reversal of Roe— in as few as 30 days. Following the Court’s decision, Silicon Valley firms, including Meta, Uber, and Duolingo, announced or reaffirmed policies supporting employees seeking abortion services. “This ruling puts women’s health in jeopardy, denies them their human rights, and threatens to dismantle the progress we’ve made toward gender equality in the workplace since Roe, ” said Yelp cofounder and CEO Jeremy Stoppelman in a statement sent to Fast Company on Friday . “Business leaders must step up to support the health and safety of … [Read more...] about These tech companies are pledging to pay for abortion travel
Walt Disney Co., Netflix, Sony Pictures and Paramount Pictures are among the Hollywood companies that are stepping in to help employees who will need to travel for abortion care in the wake of the US Supreme Court overturning the landmark 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision last Friday. The entertainment companies - and the SAG-AFTRA union, which represents performers and broadcasters - vowed that they would reimburse travel to other states for employees in areas where abortion and other pregnancy care is limited by the decision. Walt Disney told employees Friday it recognised the impact of the ruling. "We remain committed to providing comprehensive access to quality and affordable care for all of our employees, cast members and their families, including family planning and reproductive care, no matter where they live," the company told its employees in an internal memo. Disney employees will receive a travel benefit to cover family planning "including pregnancy-related decisions," it said. … [Read more...] about Hollywood companies vow to pay travel costs for abortions
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
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 As the 16 finalists enter the final week of preparation ahead of the much-anticipated UEFA Women’s Euro tournament, to be held in England in July, several have announced bonus structures for their squads, and it is eight-time champion Germany that is offering the most prize money to its players. If they win a record-breaking ninth title at Wembley Stadium on July 31, each member of the 23-player squad will earn themselves €60,000 ($63,327). This income will come out of the prize money awarded by the European governing body, UEFA, to the winning federation. The German FA last month agreed to pay out the majority of its revenue to the female players who earn it on the field. This policy contrasts markedly with the French federation, which has agreed to offer only 30% of its revenue in bonuses to its 23 players and staff, who are among the group of favorites to win the title. This would mean the maximum the French players … [Read more...] about German Team Is Offering $63,000 A Player To Win UEFA Women’s Euro
In the most recent series of Supreme Court decisions released Tuesday morning, the court ruled that Maine may not continue its state-run tuition program that currently excludes funding toward religious schools. This decision is the latest ruling in a series of cases that seek to prevent the exclusion of religious organizations from state-funded programs. advertisement advertisement The case at hand, Carson v. Makin , arose over a dispute regarding a state program that provides assistance to families in Maine in rural communities that lack public secondary schools in order to send children to schools in other districts. Under the program, families can elect to sign contracts with public schools outside of their home districts, or they may choose to receive tuition assistance at any eligible private school. According to the text of the state law, any private school that is “a nonsectarian school in accordance with the First Amendment of the United … [Read more...] about Supreme Court quietly hacks away at the separation of church and state in latest decision