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The Equal Opportunity Employment regulations, or EEO, are a set of federal laws that prevent discrimination against job applicants on the basis of race, religious beliefs, age, and many other factors. However, having a diverse workforce is about much more than meeting a quota...Read More
Company Branding and Your Diversity Initiatives
Most, if not all businesses require a fresh diversity strategy to attract a workforce that accurately represents the rich, diverse population in the United States. Not only is diversity great for business, but it also helps companies meet their Equal Opportunity Employment requirements...Read More
Parking as an Employment Accommodation
It’s important to understand that an employer's obligation to provide a reserved parking spot as a reasonable accommodation for a worker with a disability is different than the obligations they have under Title III of the ADA (Public Accommodations) to provide a specific number of accessible parking facilities for the general public, including their employees and customers.Read More
Leave as an Employment Accommodation
Leave as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) receives lots of attention, but what are employers obligated to provide?Read More
Who Needs a Written Affirmative Action Plan?
In general, employers who conduct business with the federal government need to develop an affirmative action plan. There are other circumstances where employers develop AAP plans outside of federal contractors. This could be the result of a court order to remedy past discrimination or as a voluntary measure. For purposes of this article we'll focus on federal contractors and their affirmative action needs...Read More
Does Your Workplace Encourage Inclusion?
Employers have many issues they have to tackle, especially in today's global workforce; however, one of the most important today may be developing a strategy that promotes inclusion. What is inclusion? Workplace inclusion encompasses any company mandate or policy that promotes diversity and equality. How do you go about creating this type of atmosphere and why should you even consider devoting the energy to doing so...Read More
Say Hello to Thought Diversity: Understanding this Growing Workplace Trend
When you think of effective workplace diversity, you probably think of people of different genders, races, and cultures putting their diverse backgrounds to good use. You may also think about legal requirements and ensuring compliance. These thoughts are correct, but there’s another way to "think" about diversity...Read More
How to Manage Religious Observations in the Workplace
With the diversification of the workforce, the matter of religious diversity is a topic that many employers have either broached or need to broach. And with observations such as Christmas upon us, the topic of religion in the workplace is timely. Tolerance of differing religious values is a topic that many encounter both at work and outside the office. And with the workforce becoming more and more diverse...Read More
Hiring Older Workers
Unemployment rates for older workers - classified as job seekers 55 years and older - have increased since the recession. And persons in this sector can expect to be unemployed for approximately 39 weeks; much longer than their younger counterparts. While statistics may deter business managers from senior hiring, senior recruiting should in fact be part of any recruiting strategy...Read More
Benefits of Employing Older Workers
Along with the advent of spring, we're celebrating Older American's Month this May, an observation promoted each year by the Administration on Aging (AoA) to "show appreciation and support for our seniors as they continue to enrich and strengthen our communities." The Bureau of Labor reports that over 40 percent of the U.S. workforce is comprised of workers age 55 and older. This fast-growing segment of the labor market...Read More
Making Diversity Work: Auditing Your Workplace Diversity
Today's workplace is diverse - different races, cultures, religions and backgrounds. And it's not uncommon for employers to factor diversity at work in both their hiring schematic as well as their overall organizational and inclusion programs. Conducting periodic diversity audits will ensure that each of these goals is met.Read More
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