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Religious Diversity in the Workplace: What We’re Missing


As HR professionals, creating a workplace culture that centers on inclusion of all types is imperative, whether that refers to race, religion, gender, or any other protected group. This isn’t simply to protect our companies from lawsuits, although it certainly helps in this respect, but rather, time and time again, studies have shown that employers that make diversity a priority are simply better. Their employees are happier. They have better profit margins. They connect with their customers more. Even still, America is not doing particularly well when creating environments that welcome people of any religion, according to data from the EEOC. Click here to read more.

3 Things Your Office is Getting Wrong About LGBT Inclusion


Just over a decade ago, the Clinton administration announced its “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. The aim of it was to prevent LGBT discrimination in the military, but the policy was poorly designed and didn’t change the culture in the military. In fact, it made it seem as if being part of the LGBT community was something to be ashamed about. People were told they couldn’t talk about their own lives and their family. The United States has come a long way since then. Partners have access to healthcare, many insurance companies are including gender reassignment coverage, and Americans very loudly demanded equal marriage rights. Click here to read more.

3 Reasons to Approve Religious Holiday Time Off Requests


Depending on the size of your organization, holiday scheduling can be a bit of a nightmare. As the weather warms up, more requests are sure to follow, but how do you decided who gets to use their time off and who doesn’t? Hopefully, you’ll put some serious consideration into approving them all, and here’s why…

1. You May Be Legally Required To

While you may not know the reason why every employee is requesting time away, it’s worthwhile for you to find out. In most cases, you’re legally required to provide religious accommodations for your employees. Click here to read more.

How to Choose a Company That’s Embracing Diversity: What Job Seekers Should Look For

When searching for a job, a company that recognizes the benefits of diversity and inclusion should be on the top of your list. Look for a place where diversity is encouraged and a person’s values are respected. A place where older workers understand the needs of their younger counterparts, and managers give people of all ages the flexibilities of personal life.

An obvious sign of diversity is a company that has a diverse workplace. Many organizations talk about inclusion and boast about diverse celebrations, however when you look closely its people they are not diverse at all. Click here to read more.

The HR SOURCE Live – Bill Shackelford, Part 2

Join us on April 6 for our next The HR SOURCE Live chat again with our Director of Diversity Services, Bill Shackelford. We will be talking about putting your diversity & inclusion plan in your workplace and a preview of his seminar, “Tips & Tools for Designing, Developing, and Delivering Diversity Training That Hits The Mark,” which will be held on Wednesday, April 27 to Thursday, April 28 in Washington, D.C.

William (Bill) Shackelford has assisted scores of government agencies, Fortune 500 corporations and universities address workforce diversity issues. He has been successful in making fundamental, lasting change in organizations by using a dual strategy of working from the “top down” – coaching and mentoring executives and managers – and from the “bottom up” – empowering employees through participation on/in diversity committees and affinity groups, and is a recognized leader in the field of multicultural human resources consulting. Click here to read more.

What You Can Do To Support Religious Diversity in Your Workplace


With an estimated 4,200 different religions in the world, it can be challenging for an organization to accommodate religious observances. Most religions can be categorized into several main faiths, such as Christianity, Catholicism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism.

According to the “Civil Rights Act” businesses are required to accommodate their workers’ religious needs, as long as doing so won’t impose more than a minimal cost to their business. Yet many businesses are failing their obligation under US law to provide time off for employees with religious needs.

In fact, according to the Office of Research, Information and Planning, there has been approximately a 33 percent increase in the number of charges filed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 alleging religious-based discrimination in the last decade. Click here to read more.

Boot Camp for New Managers, Supervisors, and HR Professionals

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Are your supervisors a little confused?

WHY NOT SEND THEM TO BOOT CAMP!

The HR SOURCE Presents: Boot Camp for New Managers, Supervisors, and HR Professionals.

This boot camp is an intensive, full-day course providing information, solutions, and real-world techniques for challenges faced by first-time supervisors and managers.

This course will feature a variety of case studies and group exercises around the following topics:

• Employment Law
• Diversity Awareness
• Conflict Management
• Performance Management
• Interviewing and Hiring
• Termination

Wednesday March 29, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Click here to read more.

How to Make Racial Diversity Happen in the Workplace


“I might think it is a good idea to spend a day at the beach,” Marshall Cannon explains in a poignant  Huffington Post article, “but unless I make a plan and find a way to get there, I’ll never magically appear at the beach just because I thought about it.” Mr. Cannon was alluding to the impossibility of creating racial diversity in the workplace without ever planning a way to make it happen.

“You watch teams draft players to create player diversity for their particular sport’s positions, but that philosophy is somehow missing in the workplace,” he adds. Click here to read more.

Let’s Talk Diversity – Brown Bag Breakfast

Diversity in the workplace is important for employees because it manifests itself in building a great reputation for the company, leading to increased profitability and opportunities for workers.

Join us on Thursday, April 13 for our “Let’s Talk Diversity” series as our Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Bill Shackelford, shares his thoughts about how you can build high performing teams through diversity efforts.

April 13, 2017
8:30 a.m.—9:30 a.m.
8181 Professional Place
Suite 210
Landover, MD 20785
(within walking distance of the New Carrollton Metro Station)

Bio:

Mr. Shackelford’s expertise includes: designing, developing and implementing diversity management programs; providing strategic diversity recruiting consulting; facilitating diversity-related training; and conducting work environment assessment studies (i.e. Click here to read more.

Let’s Talk Diversity – Brown Bag Lunch

Diversity in the workplace is important for employees because it manifests itself in building a great reputation for the company, leading to increased profitability and opportunities for workers.

Join us on Thursday, April 13 for our “Let’s Talk Diversity” series as our Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Bill Shackelford, shares his thoughts about how you can build high performing teams through diversity efforts.

April 13, 2017
12:30 p.m.—1:30 p.m.
1775 Eye Street, NW
Suite 1150
Washington, DC 20006
(within walking distance of Farragut West and Farragut North Metro Stations)

Bio:

Mr. Click here to read more.