Diversity May Reduce Corruption Culture 14:38, June 9, 2017

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Corruption is a term that is often associated with greedy CEOs and politics in third-world countries. It doesn’t have to be. In every workplace, there is a risk for corrupt activities not just by executives, but by everyday employees. We provide some common workplace corruption culture problems and how diversity may be a solution. Culture […]

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US federal and state laws require employers to reasonably accommodate employees’ religious practices. Some employees may request time off to attend religious services. Employers must accommodate these requests unless it would cause them an undue burden to do so. But participating in religious services is just one of many possible religious accommodations under most jurisdictions. […]

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Studying the influence of Millennial workers, and what they care about, offers broad takeaways for businesses wanting to create an ethical company culture and long-term sustainability. According to Brookings, as of June 2016, Millennials comprised 23% of the total population and 38% of the primary working age population. By 2025, they are expected to make […]

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We often hear praise for workplace diversity, not just as a compliance mandate, but as a way to foster an organizational culture that encourages a vigorous marketplace of ideas and spurs innovation. Yet perhaps because even leaders in their fields find the topic uncomfortable, few companies publicly proclaim a commitment to religious diversity in the […]

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“Providing people with accurate information doesn’t seem to help; they simply discount it,” writes Elizabeth Kolbert after reviewing substantial scientific literature in her New Yorker article “Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds.” While Kolbert sticks to mainly to science, her talking points provide takeaways for unethical action in the workplace.  People are Irrational We have heard the […]

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A worker’s religious practice outside of work is normally a private matter, which is also protected from employer interference by anti-discrimination laws. Sometimes, however, off-duty conduct, including a worker’s religious practice, can impact the workplace. From a compliance standpoint, it’s important to examine whether addressing any perceived impact on the workplace could lead to credible […]

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Despite the passing of more than 50 years since Congress banned sex discrimination in hiring under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, many organizations still struggle with maintaining a gender-inclusive workforce, let alone gender diversity. Recent examples are numerous, including: In January of 2017, mining conglomerate Foresight Energy paid $4.25 million to […]

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We live in a vast, diverse world. There is no denying and no escaping it–instead, we can choose to be open and adapt to it. Though workplace diversity training has been met with its fair share of skepticism, a strong approach and strategic implementation techniques are key to making a successful impact. With the release […]

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