ServiceNow and Microsoft announced an integration to allow HR and IT agents to collaborate directly within Microsoft Teams. Features include Chat-to-Call, with which agents can invite employees to a Teams call directly from a live chat, and Major Incident Management, which allows agents to collaborate in a group setting and share key information from ServiceNow into Teams.
Are there other behaviors that are tolerated, even though if they are left unaddressed they will cause serious damage in an organization? The answer is yes. There are actions that adversely affect the company, yet the employee causing the issues does not pay a price. Instead, others pay the price.
It’s no secret that the events of the last year have set the stage for an unprecedented national mental health crisis. On top of life’s normal stressors, we’ve been dealing with a global pandemic, unrest over racial injustice, political divisiveness and now the threat of seasonal depression and increased social isolation during the wintertime.
Last year, U.S. companies raised record amounts of venture capital, at just under $150 billion. But of that capital, only $1 billion went to Black or African-American startup founders, which comes out to less than 1 percent of total funding, per Crunchbase data.
So much has seemed so wrong for so long. But take heed, HR professionals: Employees say there’s a lot of good about work now!
In 2015, at least 21 transgender people have been victims of fatal violence in the United States, more killings of transgender people than any other year on record. More transgender people were killed in the first six months of this year than in all of 2014.
Many didn’t want to be seen carrying gay-themed books around school, fearful of how they’d be perceived by others. Some parents also balked: many people in Elkhorn attend churches that interpret the Bible as condemning homosexuality. In addition, administrators fretted about devoting more than a month of instruction to a single theme.
A patient of mine recently shared a story with me about her visit to an area emergency room a few years ago.* She had a painful medical condition. The emergency room staff not only did not treat her pain, but she recounted: “They treated me like I was trying to play them, like I was just trying to get pain meds out of them. They didn’t try to make any diagnosis or help me at all. They couldn’t get rid of me fast enough.”
With an increasing number of well-known organizations like IBM, General Motors, and Mondelēz International appointing female CEOs, the trend towards women in leadership positions seems to be on the rise. In fact, there are more women running Fortune 500 businesses today than at any point in the 63-year history of the Fortune 500.
Around the world, women are far less likely than men to be seen in the media. This gender-imbalanced picture of society can reinforce and perpetuate harmful gender stereotypes. For over two years, journalists and producers across the BBC have been tackling the gender representation issue by rethinking whom they put in front of the camera, with the goal of achieving 50:50 gender representation every month.
As part of the event, the organizers are calling for women’s achievements to be celebrated and their visibility to be increased within businesses. At DHL Supply Chain we are going to be doing exactly that with a series of short video clips made by women in all kinds of roles and from regions around the world.
Last summer, Arionne Lloyd went job hunting with a fresh set of priorities. For three years, she had been one of the few Black people in the sales department at a national movie theater chain. It wasn’t always a good feeling. Movies headlined by Black actors or a Black director were often pigeonholed as “Black” entertainment, and Lloyd was frequently the sole voice advocating for a wider marketing campaign.
The House on Thursday passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which would provide key workplace protections for women, particularly those working in physically demanding jobs.
Many communities are seeing a disturbing wave of anti-Asian violence in recent weeks, including robberies, burglaries and assaults targeting older Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) individuals.
The film and television industry has made strides in representing female characters on-screen, but still struggles to support women behind the camera. Over 13 years, ending in 2019, women directed just 4.8% of 1,300 popular movies, with male directors outnumbering female directors 20 to one. In 2019, women directed 10.6% of the year’s top-grossing features.
In the past 20 years, the number of women-owned businesses has risen 114 percent. But female entrepreneurship isn’t just a hallmark of the modern era: Since as early as the 17th century, women have been forging their own paths in a variety of trades. From merchants to ironmasters to dressmakers, these historic women shattered glass ceilings and broke stereotypes to rise to the top of their industries.
When Mary De La Rosa closed her toddler and preschool program in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, she fully expected to serve the 14 children again some day. In the end, though, Creative Explorers closed for good.
Unhealthy and unsafe gender norms continue to shape the lives of men and boys today. Crucially, these norms provide the scaffolding for a gender order which privileges men – especially powerful elites. Male privilege is so engrained in social relations and structures that it appears normal and natural, and remains free from scrutiny. But if men are still the prime beneficiaries of gender inequality, then dismantling male privilege is, at least in part, men’s work.
To create an equal society, we must commit to making unbiased choices and being antiracist in all aspects of our lives.