Gender Equity – WTF HBS‽

Topics: 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

Topics: 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

Topics: 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

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

Depression accounts for an estimated $83 billion per year in lost productivity. Legal Editor Heather Bussing explains the legal aspects of managing depressed employees.

When an Employee Says: I’m Gay

Topics: Discrimination, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
Humans are sexual beings, and all sorts of issues arise at work because of it.

Five Links: Cornucopia

This week, the links focus on things to make you better at your job. Presentation tips, insights on innovation, using Google+ as a sourcing tool, Apple experiences social media backfire and a look at technology and jobs. There’s plenty of good material to cycle around your office.

Minding Discrimination

Topics: Discrimination, Heather Bussing, by Heather Bussing
“A mind is unique in the world for its infinity of ideas, for it can be used to think about almost anything in a million different ways. Any act that deliberately confines a mind to a singular way of seeing the world can not be acting for good.”