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How to Navigate Difficult Conversations With Respect

In such tense and dividing times, conversations about polarizing issues are inevitable. Whether it is small talk regarding something our president tweeted or what we, as a country, should do in response to mass shootings over Thanksgiving dinner, it is important to navigate political conversations with compassion while finding common ground. At times everyone is […]

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Industries That Lack Diversity

When it comes to diversity in the workforce, some industries fully embrace diversity while others have some catching up to do. In fact, the United States “White” population makes up 81 percent of the workforce. As a matter of fact, there are 33 American occupations that are more than 90 percent White. With such a […]

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How Millennials are Creating Diversity at Work

Millennials (those born between 1982 and 2004)  are becoming the majority of employees in the U.S. workforce. There are currently over 75 million millennial employees in the United States. The millennial employee has recently surpassed baby boomers (those born between 1943 and 1960) in the workforce who represent slightly below 75 million employees along with Gen Xers (those […]

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How to Create Inclusion at Work

Inclusion is “the act of creating environments in which individuals or a group can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate. An inclusive and welcoming climate embraces differences and offers respect in words and actions for all people” (Clayton-Pedersen, O’Neil, & Musil, 2007). The work environment can sometimes have facets that do […]

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How to Report Discrimination in the Workplace

The battle of discrimination in the workplace is a difficult process to begin oftentimes due to the fear of disrupting the natural flow of the work environment and being blamed for bringing drama into the workplace.Yet, it is quite important to be vocal about any form of discrimination. The following are some great steps to […]

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Why You Should Have a Diverse Work Environment

Employee diversity should not be just another requirement for your business, it should be a priority to strategize an efficient team and create a sense of inclusion. The benefits of adopting a diverse work environment outweigh the disadvantages when considering, not only the internal culture but the client reaction to your product or service. Here […]

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