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  • Employees want diversity policies to be comprehensive, measurable

    Feb 13, 2019

    A recent Boston Consulting Group survey reveals that leadership commitment is a concern among employees, as 75% of respondents saw policies for diversity and inclusion put into place but said they did not feel any effect. Employees say they seek strategies that are tailored, well thought out and employ top-down and bottom-up approaches, as well as methods that can be measured and adjusted over time. Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (2/5)

  • EY in the UK seeks to help employees affected by domestic abuse

    Feb 13, 2019

    EY in the UK has created a paid-leave policy to assist employees dealing with domestic abuse. In addition, the firm has introduced a guide that addresses the issue. Accountancy Age (London) (tiered subscription model) (2/11)

  • Tips for managing a multigenerational team

    Feb 13, 2019

    Successfully leading a multigenerational team takes more than understanding the unique needs and habits of different age groups. It's also important to maintain consistency, let go of generational myths and address biases that may arise during the recruiting process. Inc. online (1/23)

  • Lessons in workplace flexibility from PwC

    Feb 13, 2019

    Companies that offer flexible working arrangements should make these policies available to everyone rather than restricting them to certain demographic groups. In addition, it's best to give new employees access to flexible options rather than waiting to do so. Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (1/28)

  • Managing legal issues while implementing neurodiversity programs

    Feb 13, 2019

    As more companies implement neurodiversity programs in the workplace, they must ensure they are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other regulations. Here is a look at how to manage legal issues during the recruitment process and after employees have been hired. Forbes (1/15)

  • Eliminating bias in performance reviews

    Feb 13, 2019

    Research suggests open-ended questions used in many performance evaluations can open the door to implicit bias on the part of the evaluator. Here are some ways to introduce specificity into managers' assessments. Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (1/11)

  • Make your firm's flex options stand out

    Feb 13, 2019

    Although accounting firms are offering more flexible work options, there are still opportunities for improvement. Examine these three insights on flexible work that show how your firm can move ahead of the curve and become a more attractive workplace in a competitive environment for talent. CPA Insider (1/28)

  • Strategies to prevent unconscious bias in employee pay

    Feb 13, 2019

    Managers focused on hiring the best talent at the lowest possible cost may perpetuate pay disparities among demographic groups. Companies can take several steps to address this kind of bias, such as rethinking annual budgets and developing policies that offer guidance on appropriate compensation. Pensions & Investments (free access for SmartBrief readers) (1/31)

  • Instill accountability for improving racial diversity

    Feb 13, 2019

    Typical hiring practices, which rely on informal networks and personal connections, can lead to a homogeneous workforce. Businesses should hold managers accountable for improving racial diversity and ensure that employees have access to high-level advocates within the organization. Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (1/16)

  • How to get more women into executive jobs

    Feb 13, 2019

    Keep top female talent longer by building a workplace culture that embraces diversity, customizing talent strategies to fit each person's needs and emphasizing the value of relationships. TLNT (1/15)

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