A Better Way to Support LGBTQIA+ Employees

Over the past few years, we have seen an unprecedented outpouring of support and acceptance for the LGBTQIA+ community. This cannot be overstated, because this newfound support is genuinely without precedent. Save a few choice exceptions, human history has been remarkably cruel to people who do not conform to cissexual, heterosexual norms. Luckily that cannot…

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Ramadan: How to Support Your Muslim Employees

It’s that wonderful time of year again! No, not Thanksgiving or Christmas. The holy month of Ramadan begins April 13th – May 12th, 2021. Muslims worldwide observe 30 days of fast from dawn to sunset, abstaining from food and water, maintaining a pure mind, and dedicating oneself to prayer, God, and donating to the less…

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Is Unconscious Bias Coloring Your First Impressions?

Does a person’s appearance shape your initial interaction with them? Of course it does. Humans are hard-wired to figure past experiences into future interactions; this mechanism is the foundation behind your brain’s language processing power, logic and reasoning skills, and problem-solving abilities. “Pattern matching” is the cognitive process by which your brain connects current sensory…