“While I was eating breakfast with my son at Big Boy on Washtenaw, I noticed a young black man come into the restaurant and politely inquire as to whether they were hiring. He was told, rudely, that they weren’t. Curious, when I paid my bill, I asked if they were hiring. I was, very politely, told they were, and asked to wait, while he went into the back to retrieve an application.” … Read More Employment Discrimination
If you want to inspire your employees to do great work and to exceed expectations, recognize them more often and show them you appreciate them.
According to a global study by the O.C. Tanner Institute, the number one thing managers can do is recognize and appreciate employees to inspire great work.… Read More Employee Appreciation Day Ideas
When was Black History Month officially recognized by the United States? But… WHO founded Black History Month? And WHAT led to the founding of Black History Month?
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Black History Month does not end! Celebrate all year long by honoring the achievements of African Americans, learning about Black history, and welcoming opportunities to better understand Black culture. After all, Black history is American history!
Please support African American blogs, authors, writers, and contributors too. … Read More Ways to Celebrate Black History
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?
The unexpected death of a loved one can literally zap the life out of anyone. After the devastating loss of his six-year-old daughter, Howard Inlet copes with her death by writing letters to Love, Time and Death. … Read More Collateral Beauty: A Look at Bereavement in the Workplace
Just because medical marijuana is legal in Arkansas doesn’t mean you can’t be fire you for using it.… Read More Medical Marijuana Can Still Get You Fired
Tons of articles are written every year about how appearance plays a significant role in whether a person lands a job after an interview. Believe it or not, during the hiring process interviewers may have prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another that’s based solely on physical… Read More Interviewer Bias: I’ve Had It Up to Here
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