Milian also recommends reviewing overall job performance for anyone believed to have participated in the attack on the Capitol or expressed support of this behavior in the workplace. “Specifically check if they’ve engaged in any form of harassment, discrimination, or other potentially unethical or illegal behavior. This is especially important if the employee is or were in a leadership role [where they] make employment decisions such as hiring, terminations, promotions, salary changes, etc.” It is possible this person’s views have shown up in their work, through other complaints and microaggressive behaviors. If that is determined to be the case after an investigation, separation may also be warranted. … [Read more...] about 4 steps companies should take in the aftermath of January 6
The most interesting finding in the report is when it looked at whether employees had taken on any new responsibilities in the workplace as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It found that, overall, an astonishing 93% of respondents said they took on new responsibilities. Notably, these new responsibilities came even if their companies hired more employees in 2020. … [Read more...] about Taking on additional responsibilities at work? You’re not alone
“Ava DuVernay and her team at Array are at the forefront of telling powerful stories about the most pressing issues of our time,” Polgreen said in a statement. “We’re so excited to bring their passion for lifting up forgotten and neglected voices to life in audio.” … [Read more...] about Ava DuVernay and Array will make exclusive audio series for Spotify
“With an RNA vaccine, it’s very easy to switch,” says Drew Weissman, an immunologist at the University of Pennsylvania whose early research helped make mRNA vaccines possible. The vaccines contain the genetic instructions for cells in the body to make the spike protein, the part of the virus that invades human cells, helping trigger an immune response so the body is ready to respond if it encounters the actual virus. (Other vaccines, like the one from Johnson & Johnson that is likely to be approved soon, would also be fairly simple to update, though the process would take a few more steps—and thus more time—than the new shots that use mRNA.) … [Read more...] about How easy will it be to update the COVID vaccine if the virus mutates too much?
But it’s important to note that Harris is different from Obama, in that she is in a governing role. And the fashion choices of female political leaders are often scrutinized, however unfairly. From the time the first woman was elected to Congress in 1917 to 1993–when newly elected senator Carol Moseley Braun unknowingly showed up to work in an Armani pantsuit–there was an unspoken rule that women were not to wear suits: They were a symbol of male power. Over the past two decades, and especially in the past four years, there’s been a notable shift: Women in office and those running for office, have not only embraced the suit, but appropriated it as a symbol of female power by wearing bold, colorful colors. Hillary Clinton paved the way, with her rainbow of pantsuits; Harris often opts for pink and white pantsuits, and regularly pairs blazers with her signature Converse sneakers. … [Read more...] about Decoding the fashion at Biden’s inauguration