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5 Ways to Avoid Killing Your Startup During a Reduction in Force

Posted by Janine Yancey

March 17, 2017

This was originally published on Startup Grind, the global startup community.


As a growing startup, a reduction in force (RIF) might be the furthest thing from your mind. Unfortunately, they are a reality that most companies must at least consider at some point in their growth and it’s better to be prepared than left to chance.

Looking around at today’s business landscape, we can see that even amidst mostly positive news, there are companies like Macy’s and Kmart that must constrict in order in to survive. In this context, a RIF can actually be a painful but critical part of building a more effective organization.

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Topics: diversity training, diversity, Unconscious Bias, start-ups

2017 Business Growth Resolutions Must Include Respect, Diversity, and Inclusion

Posted by Janine Yancey

January 20, 2017

This was originally published on Startup Grind, the global startup community.


As we move into 2017, it’s natural to take stock of the world around us and measure how it will impact our lives over the next twelve months and beyond.

For business leadership, much of that evaluation revolves around how populist sentiment that is rejecting “political correctness” as bad for America, will impact business prospects and the workplace.

For women and minorities who aspire to increased presence within leadership, the evaluation could be especially worrisome as they wonder whether regulatory and enforcement changes, buoyed by populist sentiment, will undermine progress made in leveling the playing field in support of diversity and inclusion.

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Topics: diversity training, diversity, Unconscious Bias, start-ups

5 Free Tools to Help You Stop Workplace Bias

Posted by Allison Baker

September 15, 2015

What are you doing to manage workplace bias? Lately, we’ve been getting a lot of questions from our learners about bias (gender and otherwise) in the workplace.

Since workplace bias is such a trending topic and an important issue to address, we decided to do something about it.


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Topics: HR Compliance, Talent Management, Business Compliance, People Skills, diversity training, diversity

Top Questions HR Professionals Are Asking About Workplace Bias

Posted by Sam Keshavarz

July 16, 2015

During our latest webinar, we gave attendees the opportunity to ask the former Dir. of the DFEH, Phyllis Cheng and Eileen Carey (co-founder of Glassbreakers) any questions they had about preventing bias in the workplace. Here are the top attendee questions with answers from our illustrious experts.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Talent Management, Business Compliance, People Skills, diversity training, diversity

Top Questions Your Employees Are Asking About Workplace Bias

Posted by Janine Yancey

July 1, 2015

Do you know the top question your employees ask about bias? We've gathered the questions employees are asking about bias using our anonymous course Q&A feature. They all point to the same trending question:

How does bias differ from discrimination?

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Topics: HR Compliance, Talent Management, Business Compliance, People Skills, diversity training, diversity

4 Great Ways to Foster Diversity in the Workplace & Stop Bias

Posted by Janine Yancey

June 25, 2015

Companies large and small are failing at diversity and inclusion. Chances are, your company may be missing the mark too. To successfully increase diversity in your company, you can’t just blindly make recruiting and promotion decisions – you need a strategy.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Talent Management, Business Compliance, diversity training, diversity

3 Reasons Why Diversity is Great for Your Business

Posted by Sam Keshavarz

January 20, 2015

Why aren't more organizations working harder to create a diverse team? Simple answer: They don't think it matters. Here are three reasons why diversity and inclusion are essential to your business and success.
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Topics: Talent Management, Training, diversity training, diversity