Do you know what today is? It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day that marks a time of reflection and a call to service. This is the civil rights icon’s 89th birthday. If your employer offers a paid day off today, that’s awesome as most workers in the United States “still” do not get Monday… Read More Most Employees Are Not Off Work on MLK Day
Blockchain and bitcoin have been trending for quite some time. If you still don’t know anything about them, it’s time to learn. Or someday you may be left out. Increasingly organizations are becoming comfortable with dabbing into to world of cryptocurrencies. You don’t need to start mining coins or sell your home to become… Read More Are You Ready to Get Paid in Bitcoin?
As Women’s History Month comes to an end, I hope you continue celebrating women in your life or women who inspire you. With that regard, I want to take a moment to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of Janice Bryant Howroyd, the first African-American-woman to own a billion-dollar company in the United States. Bryant Howroyd… Read More Women’s History Month “Firsts”
Breaking into the human resources is becoming increasingly onerous. Just ask any forthright HR professional and they will tell you. In this VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world, it is much harder than most people think it is to land a job in the HR as well as keep it. Unfortunately, many HR newbies found… Read More So You Wanna Work in HR?
When you see rivers died green, green colored waterfalls in outdoor fountains, leprechauns, delicious green treats, green tinted nonalcoholic punch, green, green, and more green; you know what that means. St. Paddy’s Day, a festive day full of fun, parades, adult beverages, delicious food, and lots of entertainment, is just around the corner. Many people… Read More Good Luck: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at Work
If you missed work for a few days or a couple of months, would anyone notice? Would anyone know or even care if you never show up to the office for years?
Remember Joaquín García the 69-year-old engineer who did not go to work at the municipal water board in Spain for six years (and possibly up to fourteen years or more). … Read More Is it Job Abandonment?
Can you feel it? Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, cupid is destined to make an appearance at the office. Workplace romances are almost inevitable nowadays. You are in denial, if you really think people do not have love interests on the job or become secret lovers at work. Though some… Read More Dos and Don’ts of Celebrating Valentine’s Day in the Workplace
Hidden Figures, a true story about African-American women who provided NASA with important mathematical data need to launch its first successful space mission, should not only spark conversations about diversity and gender, but also make companies reconsider any ridiculous workplace policies that impede progress that’s critical to its success and or competitive edge. While there… Read More A Lesson from Hidden Figures
Would it not be wonderful if women in Arkansas were paid the same as men for doing the same job? According the National Partnership for Women and Families, women in Arkansas are paid 78 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to an annual wage gap of $8,755. The pay gap is larger for… Read More Arkansas’ Equal Pay Bill
When it comes to sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in the workplace, far to often, perpetrators only get a slap on the hand; it is swept under the rug or it goes unpunished. It is sad that in many situations, there is no proof. Nonetheless, women are encouraged to network with male co-workers. Unfortunately, this… Read More Sexual Harassment: Sly As A Fox