From Virus-Suppression to Workplace Return – by Deborah Levine and Cathy Light

How Leaders & Employees Go from Fear to Optimism:           One TEAM again The new norm of work is a challenge for businesses and the workforce. No one is exempt from the challenges we face during this period of isolation.  Even those who are used to working virtually will have new demands placed on them. Teams … Continue reading From Virus-Suppression to Workplace Return – by Deborah Levine and Cathy Light

Workplace Flexibility: It’s Time for Straight Talk – by Paul Rupert

In 1986 colleagues Barney Olmsted and Suzanne Smith asked me to join them at New Ways to Work, the original flex think tank, in a national campaign to promote “equitable flexibility.” It was one part response to the promising emergence of Job Sharing, Part-time, Telecommuting – and possibly Phased Retirement – as scheduling flexibility in … Continue reading Workplace Flexibility: It’s Time for Straight Talk – by Paul Rupert

Bullyproof your Workplace – by Terry Howard

We’re all fed up with the reported incidents of bullying that have been dominating the headlines lately. And we have every right to be.  I just hope that we’ve reserved a portion of our dismay for the workplace bullies who may lurk in our midst wreaking havoc on folks in the next cubicle, lab or … Continue reading Bullyproof your Workplace – by Terry Howard

“Domestic Infant Suppliers” buckle up – by Deborah Levine

originally published in  The Chattanooga Times Free Press Writing about abortion is like leaping into a tornado, but here goes. I’ve always hated the idea of abortion, the term evokes pain and suffering as well as sorrow and mourning, whether you’re pro or anti-abortion. But I’ve advocated for giving women choice over their bodies since … Continue reading “Domestic Infant Suppliers” buckle up – by Deborah Levine

Improving Gender Diversity Hiring – by Addie Swartz

Returning from The Great Resignation Recent findings from the Pew Research Center uncovered that across 34 countries, a median of 94% of respondents think it is important for women in their country to have the same rights as men, with 74% saying it is very important. Yet, women are less optimistic than men that they … Continue reading Improving Gender Diversity Hiring – by Addie Swartz

Advisory Board

Many thanks to the ADR Advisors for helping make the American Diversity Report an exemplary inclusion resource. Scroll down to see their profiles.      ADR Advisor: Deborah P. Ashton, Ph.D., CDM  Dr. Deborah Ashton is a HR and DEI executive with 30+ years of global and Fortune 500 experience. She led DEI at Medtronic, Darden … Continue reading Advisory Board

Business Speech in 2022- by Katie Schwartz

It’s very expensive to recruit, hire and train a new employee. The exact  Return on Investment (ROI) depends on the industry, the position, and your location. This year, as so many people have quit their jobs, employers are very concerned about employee engagement and employee retention. One action some employers are taking is asking employees … Continue reading Business Speech in 2022- by Katie Schwartz

Holistic Retirement: Structure, Community and Purpose – by Eric J. Kruger

Planning for a Fulfilling Life After Work During and After COVID – 19 Beyond the Financial and Legal Aspects  Abstract This article addresses the importance of including all the major aspects of a fulfilling and healthy lifestyle in retirement. The large majority of books and articles on retirement planning focus just on the financial and … Continue reading Holistic Retirement: Structure, Community and Purpose – by Eric J. Kruger

Diversity Matters: At Boardroom Tables and Beyond – by Kobina Ansah

Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States following the surrender of General Robert E. Lee in 1865. Since that day, each year Black communities have commemorated that fateful day by uniting in celebration. Over the last year, however, following the murders of George Floyd and many others, Juneteenth has … Continue reading Diversity Matters: At Boardroom Tables and Beyond – by Kobina Ansah

A Post-Pandemic Recovery Playbook for Women  – by Cathy Light

As vaccines roll out, we turn our attention toward economic recovery. The traditional stimulus measures of the past, dominated by investment in infrastructure and construction, will not be effective in our post-pandemic world. Those sectors are male-majority employers, and COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on women. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in … Continue reading A Post-Pandemic Recovery Playbook for Women  – by Cathy Light