Archive for October, 2011

What Are an Employer’s Responsibilities for Diversity in the Workplace?

October 11, 2011

What Are an Employer’s Responsibilities for Diversity in the Workplace? by Ruth Mayhew Employers have an obligation to provide employees with a safe work environment free from discrimination, harassment and intimidation. Without the proper training and management, a diverse workplace can become a breeding ground for behavior and actions that rise to the level of [...]

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What Approach Do You Think Businesses Should Take When Addressing Diversity in the Workplace?

October 10, 2011

Why Most Corporate Diversity Programs Are Wrong-headed By: Greg Llopis  The goal of most corporate diversity programs is simple: to increase the percentages of certain minorities in the overall employee pool to mirror the country as a whole.  It’s a misguided approach, even when it comes with programs designed to help retain minorities that have [...]

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What Do You Think Can Be Done About Favoritism in the Workplace?

October 7, 2011

Sad but true: Promotion decisions are often based on favoritism By Kaitlin Madden, CareerBuilder Writer If life were fair, nice guys would finish first, cheaters wouldn’t prosper and job promotions would always go to the people who were most deserving. But, a new study from Georgetown University has confirmed what many of us have suspected for [...]

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Do You Think Police Chief Charlie Beck Bears Some Responsibility for the Workplace Abuses?

October 6, 2011

By Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times October 6, 2011 A jury has awarded three veteran Los Angeles police detectives $2.5 million in a gender discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against their supervisors. The verdict, delivered Friday after only a few hours of deliberation, is the latest in a long string of costly lawsuits brought by LAPD [...]

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Do You Feel the Wall Street Protests are Unfounded?

October 5, 2011

Protests against Wall Street spread across U.S. By Chris Hawley, Associated Press NEW YORK – Protests against Wall Street entered their 18th day Tuesday as demonstrators across the country show their anger over the wobbly economy and what they see as corporate greed by marching on Federal Reserve banks and camping out in parks from [...]

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Was Sherri Right to be Upset with Barbara Walters?

October 4, 2011

Sherri Shepherd slams Barbara Walters for using the N-word on ‘The View’ BY Adam Rathe DAILY NEWS WRITER Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 9:42 AM Sherri Shepherd didn’t want to hear it from Barbara Walters.  On Monday’s episode of “The View,” the 43-year-old television personality got upset with her co-host’s use of a racist epithet. Walters, [...]

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