Stories of the Workplace

HTDigest #15   | November 27, 2017

Workplace Ethics  

Poll:  What Workplace Change Do You Want the Most?

Want to know what employees dislike the most about their workplace?  According to the article and a survey by human resources software firm, Bamboo HR, the responders rated that when that having their managers take credit for their work causes the most dissatisfaction.  Read more

Silicon Valley finally faces a reckoning with sexism

CNN Money  .  Sara Ashley O’Brien and Seth Fiegerman

Reports of sexual harassment, discrimination and workplace bullying are not unique to the tech industry – although it may seem like it.  More and more victims are coming forward – publicly – via social media, interviews, etc – thus making readers more aware and shining the light much brighter.  Read more…

When Your Company Makes You Queasy

Wall Street Journal  .   Sue Shellenbarger

What do you say when the topic of conversation comes around to today’s headlines – and you happen to work for one of the companies in the news with the negative press?  How does it make you feel?  What do you say?  Must you defend your company?  After all – you need your job and you are NOT one of the employees causing the headlines.

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    Workplace Sexual Harassment  |  Violence 

Female Farm workers Say They Stand With Hollywood Actresses Against Assault. They Need Solidarity Too

Buzz Feed News  .   Cora Lewis

With the steady breaking news alerts of Hollywood starlets speaking out against workplace and sexual harassment and violence, it can appear that the issues are isolated to the Tinseltown industry.  Unfortunately, women in all ages, jobs and walks of life share the same horrific experiences.  Hear from the female farmworkers.

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    Disparity  .  Ageism  .  Culture

After 50, Women Struggle to Find a Foothold at Work

Wall Street Journal .  Lauren Weber

Women over a certain age want to work.  Many have years of knowledge, skills and experience to offer.  Companies in the US frequently lament not being able to find qualified or skilled workers to fill their hiring requisitions.  Yet these women are applying for the jobs and ready to work.   According to the author, “Yet women over 50 find the doors of American corporations are often closed to them…”

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This High-Paying Industry Has a Huge Discrimination Problem

by Lauren Hamer

“…boomers are hardly anywhere to be found in the tech workforce…  Seventeen percent of employees in the companies surveyed by Indeed were age 20 to 30, while 29% were somewhere between 31 and 35. The numbers only decrease for older workers. A mere 27% in tech were age 36 to 40, and even fewer (26%) were over 40.  How concerned are these tech companies? Not very.”

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Getting to gender equality starts with realizing how far we have to go

Study by McKinsey & Company

Women in the Workplace 2017 is a comprehensive study of the state of women in corporate America. This research is part of a long-term partnership between LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company.  

222 companies .  12 million people employed  .  70,000 employee respondents.

Some findings:

  1. Some workers are comfortable with things as they are
  2. Women lose ground early and continuously
  3. Women of Color face greater roadblocks
  4. Men think women are doing okay
  5. Men get what they want – easier

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