You’re Doing It Wrong: the Cult of Nice

On December 18, 2014, in Discrimination, Diversity, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
The Cult of Nice is when the only meaning is a version of “you’re doing it wrong” or “you’re not being Nice.”
 

Read Kiese Laymon

On December 11, 2014, in Book Review, Discrimination, Diversity, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
“The most powerful book I read in 2014 was Keise Laymon’s How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America.” -Heather Bussing
 

The Culture Paradox

On December 2, 2014, in Discrimination, Diversity, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
Culture is another one of those buzzwords that can mean almost anything. In HR, it usually means the shared values, behavior, goals, and identity of the people that work at the company.
 

Diversity: Why Tolerance Isn’t Enough

On December 1, 2014, in Discrimination, Diversity, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
Just about every company gets this wrong at some point, usually most of the time. Get Curious Instead of Comfortable. Have Compassion Instead of Consternation. Have Courage Instead of Cowardice.
 

Annual Employer’s Holiday Guide

On November 3, 2014, in Discrimination, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HR Scoop, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
If your company is short on funds this year, take the money you would have spent on a party and give it to the employees. There is nothing more demoralizing than going to a fancy lunch to learn there won’t be holiday bonuses this year.
 

Diversity: Why Laws Don’t Fix Discrimination

On July 14, 2014, in Discrimination, Diversity, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
What usually happens is that people just get more circumspect about how they discriminate so they don’t get caught. -Heather Bussing
 

What the Hobby Lobby Case Means

On July 7, 2014, in Benefits, Discrimination, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Privacy, by Heather Bussing
It is possible that this decision will increase the freedoms that the companies involved sought to restrict by demanding their own religious freedom. Freedom is tricky that way. -Heather Bussing Photo: “All the contraceptive pills are gone…” by Surija ‘Sray’ is licensed under CC BY 2.0
 

Diversity: Get Off My Lawn

On June 19, 2014, in Discrimination, Diversity, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Leadership, by Heather Bussing
Over and over we set up the same dichotomy of Us v. Them. Pick your group, pick your label. Everyone else is excluded because they don’t know, don’t understand and have never been there.
 

Diversity: Voices of Discrimination

On June 16, 2014, in Discrimination, Diversity, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
Heather Bussing curates a rather amazing collection of stories about discrimination, told from first-hand experience across all walks of life.
 

Diversity: Tampering with Certainty

On June 10, 2014, in Discrimination, Diversity, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
How do we change hearts and minds so that we can appreciate our differences instead of pretending they don’t exist?
 
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