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Shifting Workplace Demographics Bring Opportunity for Greater Understanding

Shifting Workplace Demographics Bring Opportunity for Greater Understanding

By Beth Douglass Silcox A marked change is taking place in workplace demographics across the country that has employers scrambling to leverage the advantages of generational diversity to sustain business beyond the retirement of its most experienced and knowledgeable Baby Boomer leaders. For years, companies focused on managing younger generations of employees, but with 34% of today’s managerial... [Read more]

Dallas Dinner Table

Dallas Dinner Table

This spring, Starbucks launched a controversial campaign called Race Together, encouraging baristas in its chain stores to write the words “Race Together” on customers’ cups to encourage dialogue about race. Swift criticism of the campaign included the belief that it was a marketing ploy, a poorly planned effort with good intentions, and the accusation that Starbucks was being hypocritical given... [Read more]

“But Where’s Our Box?” Middle Easterners and The Quest for Demographic Recognition

“But Where’s Our Box?” Middle Easterners and The Quest for Demographic Recognition

I remember the first time I saw those boxes. It was in the fifth grade, the first time I had to take a standardized testing exam. The usual blanks were there for me to fill: my name, the date, my grade and my school. But below the customary lay the unfamiliar: a heading titled “Racial/Ethnic Category,” and under it, the five racial and one ethnic categories in the United States, as defined by the... [Read more]

How the Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Ruling Will Affect Employers

How the Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Ruling Will Affect Employers

Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decision supporting nationwide marriage equality for same-sex couples was a historic ruling, and for those of us that support and promote diversity, it was a very positive development in the LGBT population’s fight for civil rights. Of course, the ruling will most directly affect same-sex couples in states that previously prevented them from legally... [Read more]

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