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  • Carmen Ortiz-McGhee: Once You've Heard the Truth, Change Must Happen

    Carmen Ortiz-McGhee: Once You've Heard the Truth, Change Must Happen

    Awakened allies in HR and upper management are well-positioned for creating a diverse and inclusive organization. Carmen chats with Steve Pemberton about actions we must take now to get there.

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  • The Bombas Story: Changing the World, One Sock at a Time

    The Bombas Story: Changing the World, One Sock at a Time

    When your company is founded on a core mission of altruism – helping the homeless, fighting racial inequity, promoting social justice – creating a human organization is the fuel that drives success.

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  • Growth Mindset to Drive Evolution

    Growth Mindset to Drive Evolution

    Building a thriving culture amid ongoing change requires embracing a growth mindset, where all employees are seen with potential, are encouraged to develop, and are rewarded for improvement.

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  • Gartner Report: Lead Your Employees Through the Emotional Side of COVID-19

    Gartner Report: Lead Your Employees Through the Emotional Side of COVID-19

    This report offers keen perspective for leaders involved with technology, information, and risk management in how to support employees, keeping engagement and productivity top of mind.

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  • Performance Management During the Pandemic: 'Give Women the Chance to Rise'

    Performance Management During the Pandemic: 'Give Women the Chance to Rise'

    “The current global pandemic is throwing an unforgiving light on the problem of inequality in the workplace,” writes Stacia Sherman Garr in an eye-opening new Workhuman/RedThread Research report.

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  • How I Found My Purpose Through My Nana, Arshalous

    How I Found My Purpose Through My Nana, Arshalous

    In the darkness of the Armenian genocide, my nana was named “Dawn” – the hope of a new day. We all have stories to tell. The more we share, the more we can connect and create brighter days.

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  • Using Surveys to Start a Conversation and Keep a Pulse on Your Organization

    Using Surveys to Start a Conversation and Keep a Pulse on Your Organization

    Now, more than ever, we need to focus on the fundamentals. And there is nothing more fundamental than maintaining open, honest, two-way communication throughout your organization.

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  • Mentoring: A Tool to Start the Healing Process

    Mentoring: A Tool to Start the Healing Process

    Companies need to give employees a way to come together to talk, listen, and learn. Mentoring is one useful tool to support both organizations and employees through these historic times.

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  • It's Time to Listen

    It's Time to Listen

    Human-centered leaders are pausing and asking questions. They are bringing others to the forefront to talk about their experiences and reflecting on their own behavior and biases.

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  • What We're Learning From Work From Home

    What We're Learning From Work From Home

    As the pandemic and the reckoning on racial justice play out, many employers have begun reopening and even rehiring. So it’s time for employers to start acting on what the disruption is teaching us.

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  • It's OK to Not Be OK

    It's OK to Not Be OK

    Make an intentional effort to listen and learn. Get comfortable being uncomfortable. Read books. Commit to becoming anti-racist and spread the word. We need all the true allies we can get.

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  • How to Build an Anti-Racist Company: 4 Expert Perspectives From Quartz at Work's Panel

    How to Build an Anti-Racist Company: 4 Expert Perspectives From Quartz at Work's Panel

    It’s on HR and business leaders, as people striving to make the workplace more human, to ensure they’re acting to eradicate racism where they do have control: their organizations.

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  • Honoring Pride for Those Who Follow

    Honoring Pride for Those Who Follow

    Workhuman Supplier Relationship Specialist Tony Walsh shares his Pride story and a message of positivity and hope.

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  • Questioning More Than Just Office Space in the New Reality of Work

    Questioning More Than Just Office Space in the New Reality of Work

    If home or a reduced office environment is the new physical reality, then how nimble is your organization’s culture?

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  • Celebrate the Whole Person by Recognizing Memory-Making Moments

    Celebrate the Whole Person by Recognizing Memory-Making Moments

    Celebrating life moments goes beyond just doing the right thing by sending a “congrats” or building stronger relationships with an employee. It is about recognizing that employees are whole people.

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  • Revisiting the Rope: Interview at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

    Revisiting the Rope: Interview at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

    We revisit an interview with Deborah Tulani Salahu-Din, an exhibition researcher, who shared a story about the artifact that speaks to her most at the museum.

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  • Win Workers' Trust by Making the Office Safer

    Win Workers' Trust by Making the Office Safer

    The central dilemma of office design in the age of coronavirus: How can employers make employees safer by putting more space between them – without creating division in the ranks?

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  • As Human Beings, We Have All Failed Millions of George Floyds

    As Human Beings, We Have All Failed Millions of George Floyds

    George Floyd’s death was not an isolated event. It is just one of the times when the ugliest face of racism has been caught on camera. As a society we need to stand together to fight against racism.

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  • Rosa Parks Revisited: Lessons of Hope and Inspiration for a Troubled World

    Rosa Parks Revisited: Lessons of Hope and Inspiration for a Troubled World

    Against the backdrop of the past two weeks, I thought back to a post I wrote in February chronicling the remarkable life of Rosa Parks. As I reread her story, I was at once dismayed and inspired.

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  • 3 Takeaways: The Employee Experience in a Pandemic

    3 Takeaways: The Employee Experience in a Pandemic

    Workhuman recently surveyed more than 3,000 full-time workers in the U.S. to gauge how the pandemic is impacting work-life balance, burnout, stress, and employee connections.

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