How to Implement a 4-Day Workweek

The modern workplace is under constant flux. People and culture leaders are constantly looking for ways to improve the employee experience, while driving productivity and efficiency. Lately, more employers have been turning to the 4-day workweek model to achieve these ends. The 4-day workweek has proven effective in improving productivity, company morale, and brand reputation.…

Building an Inclusive Hybrid Workplace

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the hybrid work model skyrocketed in popularity, and it looks like it’s here to stay. While splitting your workforce between home-office and traditional workplace may come with some much needed flexibility, it can act as a barrier to inclusion. Download this brief tip sheet to learn how human…

Harassment and Workplace Violence Prevention Laws in Canada

There are a number of ways in which Canada’s sexual harassment training mandates differ from those in the US. Namely that they are worked into occupational health and safety codes or acts, depending on the province. Harassment prevention training needs to have workplace violence prevention lessons worked into the course.  Canadian employers and US employers…

Is your sexual harassment training state compliant?

States are ramping up their sexual harassment training regulations. Make sure you stay in the green with this tip sheet that covers training requirements for California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, New York, and Washington. We provide information about training laws, who needs training and how often, and a detailed breakdown of the topics that need…

Actionable Ways to Build an Inclusive Workplace

Successfully building an inclusive workplace goes beyond setting DEI goals and making public Diversity Statements. In order to truly operationalize inclusion, leaders need to incorporate actionable methods that encourage inclusion at every stage of the employee experience, from interviewing to offboarding. This Tip Sheet provides real methods that your company can use to guarantee diverse…

The New Role of the Compliance Officer

Compliance training programs are becoming more crucial to workplace culture building every year. As such, the compliance officer is taking a heavier hand in that culture. Compliance training programs like Data Privacy and FCPA lay a foundation for corporate ethics that set a tone for organizational norms and practices. Those norms and practices can make…

Avoid Unlawful Interview Questions

When conducting new hire interviews, it’s important to ask empirical questions and avoid instances of bias. While this will ensure that you hire the best candidate for the job, it can also help you avoid legal trouble. Asking question about federally protected characteristics during interviews is unlawful, because if you do not hire that person…

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How to Spot Microaggressions

Microaggressions are subtle but offensive comments or actions that are unintentional and reinforce a prior mental image. They occur when someone allows pattern matching to make assumptions about someone based on inappropriate stereotypes, and then dictate their actions based upon those assumptions. Microaggressions further marginalize those who may already feel marginalized and they have a…

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10 Ways to Lead Inclusive Video Calls

As of late, video calls take up a large portion of our day, and they are the closest we can get to in-person team meetings. Seeing as this is unlikely to change any time soon, it’s important to acknowledge some issues that can come with video conferencing, and equip ourselves with the tools to mitigate…

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Accidental Insult Turned Learning Moment

We slip up at work; we’re only human. Everyone has been in that difficult situation where we do or say something that offends a coworker. This may mean misgendering someone, making an insensitive joke about a new haircut, or making an off-color comment about someone’s work quality. Something that may seem trivial to us can…