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As we enter Year Two of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are at a critical juncture as a country. Yes, the unemployment rate is falling in 2021—but in part because of people leaving the labor force. Millions more have been displaced, lost work, or are underemployed due to the continuing effects of COVID-19. READ MORE AT NEXTGOV
Since the last iteration of this list, a global pandemic and numerous social justice movements have rocked the U.S. Of the thousands of companies considered for the ranking, 60% are proactively sharing on their websites what they’re doing to promote diversity, up from 46% this time last year. Additionally, 28% now have a senior leader whose sole responsibility is DEI, up from 18% in 2020. Employers in the education and insurance...
Perhaps no year has forced employers to re-examine their work environments more than 2020. While COVID-19 has thrust upon us a workplace that is physically amorphous, the Black Lives Matter movement has also created an unprecedented urgency for a more genuinely diverse and inclusive workforce. READ MORE AT JDSUPRA
The perception that we’re in the midst of a “she-cession” — in which women have lost jobs at a higher rate than men — has not been borne out. And this winter, more mothers have returned to paid work, bringing them closer to the employment levels of fathers, a new analysis of census data shows. Last April, the number of mothers who were actively working and living with school-aged children plummeted 22...
Millennials might favor job hopping, but it’s also something that can cross the minds of those decades into their career. For some, the decision for a career change might be a matter of reclaiming a sense of purpose and happiness. For others, it might be a matter of pursuing a lifelong dream. Whatever the motivation, switching gears mid-way into a career is a reality for many people. And making a career change at 40 or...
When it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), knowledge of the problem isn’t enough. In order to begin to see true change, we’ll have to roll up our sleeves and get to the messy, everyday work of inclusion. READ MORE AT FAST COMPANY
Even as vaccines start to make the rounds in the U.S., the new year promises more of the same. Major corporations like Target, Google, and Ford have extended at-home measures to July 2021. Still others, like Dropbox and Twitter, have adopted policies that allow employees to work from home permanently if they choose, opening the possibility of moving to a more affordable location and getting some much-needed elbow room. READ MORE...
2020 was a big year for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts, but—now more than ever—it’s obvious that there’s always more work to be done. It’s not enough to make a public statement supporting a cause like the Black Lives Matter movement or publicly reaffirming your commitment to doing anti-racist work. Instead, these commitments require action—and accountability—which is why...
With holidays fast upon us and the end of the year looming, a lot of us are looking to 2021 with hopeful energy about the future. For some, the new year might feel like the right time to make a career change, or level up in our professional lives. READ MORE AT FORBES
The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy and people’s lives have been devastating. Identifying and nurturing the right skills for this new world will be key. Even before COVID-19, CEOs were concerned about finding, keeping, and developing the talent needed for the modern world. READ MORE AT STRATEGY + BUSINESS
Glassdoor reported that after dropping 60% at the start of the outbreak, DEI roles have since jumped a staggering 55%. Now, months removed from the onslaught of corporate solidarity statements and new job postings, we can effectively say that companies are doing diversity wrong all over again. The vast majority of the DEI roles posted have little to no connection to strategic planning, are far removed from the C-suite or senior...
Many companies are announcing plans to let employees work remotely permanently. And even if your employer hasn't made such a pledge, making the case to work remotely might be easier now that we've been forced to do it for so long. But before packing up your belongings in search of a new zip code, there are some things to take into consideration. READ MORE AT CNN BUSINESS