Disruption, Learning and Curiosity

On February 12, 2014, in Discrimination, Employment Law, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
The real learning doesn’t come from struggling with your mind and body. It comes from being willing to get back up when you feel stupid and broken.
 

Our Glass Ovaries

On January 21, 2014, in Discrimination, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
We have to quit trying to beat them at their own game, and stop trying to succeed in systems that don’t really work for anyone, including most of the men.
 

Employer’s Guide to the Holidays

On December 2, 2013, in Discrimination, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
No matter how the financial year went, be sure to acknowledge the effort of the people who worked hard and cared
 

Why I Don’t Want to be CEO

On October 14, 2013, in Discrimination, Engagement, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
Not many get there. Those 500 CEOs are an elite group of people who have the magic combination of luck, training, pedigree, and connections. Then, they had to work hard and really want to deal with the power, politics, and fierce competition to get there.
 

Why Age Discrimination Should Matter to You

On October 8, 2013, in Discrimination, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
We are a culture that idolizes youth. We want to live forever. But we are terrified of getting old. Age discrimination can happen to you. It probably will.
 

Gender Equity – WTF HBS‽

On September 9, 2013, in Discrimination, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Leadership, by Heather Bussing
The New York Times article on Gender Equity Issues at Harvard Business School reveals a culture of arrogance, self-absorption, and money as the highest good. It was about men and women “leveraging social capital” and calculating the ROI of every human interaction.
 

The Cult of Nice

On August 26, 2013, in Discrimination, Engagement, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
We talk about “A-list” and “Talent,” when we mean a warm body with a brain, some relevant experience, and a pair of hands. The Cult of Nice has created a communications snowstorm that has completely obscured meaningful discourse.
 

When Harassment is Legal

On July 15, 2013, in Discrimination, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
People often contact me because they believe they’re being harassed at work, treated unfairly, or have been wrongfully terminated. Really weird stuff happens at work.
 

When Employers Are Liable for Harassment

On June 24, 2013, in Discrimination, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, Leadership, Policies, by Heather Bussing
The US Supremes issued their opinion in Vance v. Ball State University this morning holding that an employer is not liable for its employee’s racial or sexual harassment unless the harasser is a supervisor of the victim employee.
 

Depression and Work

On May 20, 2013, in Discrimination, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, by Heather Bussing
Depression accounts for an estimated $83 billion per year in lost productivity. Legal Editor Heather Bussing explains the legal aspects of managing depressed employees.
 
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