Does talking about sports at work, or in a business context, exclude women from key opportunities or decisions as much as it did in the past? Or should we just embrace scrapbooking as the next great workplace analogy?
I’m a Human Resources Director and I have a seat at the table. Every word I say at that table represents more than just me.The job isn’t for everyone.
A job loss, no matter how or why it happened, is emotional. In addition to the loss of income, the kick to a person’s confidence can leave a job seeker feeling vulnerable and susceptible to bad advice – and that scares me.
As HR pros, we are supposed to help ensure that there is a clear line of sight between an employee’s effectiveness and his or her ability to do well at our organizations. Let’s work together to help company managers disentangle their own gender conformity preferences from the requirements of the job, and the companies we help lead.