| Moving Up the Ladder - The Gaming Industry: Sexism and Death Threats
by Brianna Wu and Tim Muma - Mar, 2015
The gender gap remains wide in the gaming industry and that is contributing to many unfortunate and often-disturbing cases of sexism. In some scenarios, serious threats of bodily harm and even death have become regular occurrences for women who are speaking out and trying to counteract the inequalities. Brianna Wu, video game developer and co-founder of Giant Spacekat, talks to Tim Muma about her experiences in the industry, w...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Being the First Female Athletic Director at a Division I College
by Mary Alice Hill and Tim Muma - Mar, 2015
Being the first - anything - has tremendous uncertainty and challenges to overcome. For Mary Alice Hill, she jumped headlong into an arena created, driven and ruled by men: Division I collegiate athletics. Mary talks with Tim Muma about her ascent in the sports world, eventually becoming the first female to hold the position of Athletic Director at a major university. Mary shares the stories of the hurdles she faced, how she e...
| Community Concepts - Nonprofit HR
by Lisa Brown Morton and Tim Muma - Mar, 2015
Most of the attention in human resources tends to be focused on the for-profit sector; however, there's a potentially greater need in the non-profit world to put money and training into effective HR strategies, recruiting and hiring. Lisa Brown Morton, president and CEO of Nonprofit HR, tells Tim Muma about the variety of challenges that exist in relation to human resources and non-profits. Lisa also gives some insight into wh...
| Volunteering At - The Birthday Party Project
by Lara Gaither and Cady Chesney - Feb, 2015
The Birthday Party Project’s mission is to bring joy to homeless children through the magic of birthdays. With over 120 birthday parties hosted in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in 2014 alone, there are many opportunities to get involved with this magical organization. Monthly birthday parties are themed and come complete with activities, decorations, games, and cupcakes for children living in a partnered agency. If this sounds li...
Great Leaders Manage Perceptions
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Sep, 2015
How Great Leaders Manage Perceptions “You can influence people’s perceptions of you by playing to their needs. Once you understand how to make other people feel comfortable with you, you’ve won their approval.” —Corporate marketing consultant Camille Lavington, You’ve Only Got Three Seconds (Main Street Books, 1998) Even at the highest levels of government and business, leaders struggle to communicate their intentions. M...
Employment Trends That Impact Your Resume
by Robin Schlinger - Jun, 2015
A company that specializes in helping virtual teams work effectively recently reported on the latest employment trends, including an increase in freelancing and part-time work, multigenerational workplaces and work across borders and time zones. What effect do these trends have on your resume? First, freelancing and part-time work—or multiple consulting jobs—are no longer seen as panicky attempts to fill an employment gap...
Back to the ‘Kids’ Table’: Should Millennials Have Their Own Space?
by Lindsey Pollak - Jun, 2015
Remember being stuck at the kids’ table at family gatherings? In some ways, it was fun to be able to kick back with the cousins and avoid probing questions from relatives you barely knew about whether you had a boyfriend or what “hooking up” meant. (Or maybe that was just my family…) But, in a way, you also felt as though you were being segregated just for being a kid. Like you didn’t have anything to add to the grownup co...
Case Study: Male Working in a Female-Dominated Industry
by Joan Runnheim Olson - May, 2012
Casey started out with a career as a biologist. After 10 years spent conducting environmental field research, he married and started a family. With seasonal work the norm for this line of work, Casey needed to explore other career options which would allow him to help support his family and that wouldn’t require a huge time or financial investment. He found a nursing program that would pay for his schooling providing he commit...
Community Outreach & Diversity
by Local JobNetwork™ - May, 2012
Welcome to a powerful network that connects employers with more than 16,000 organizations across the nation to provide employment assistance to constituents in their communities. We value our partnerships with construction/skilled trades, diversity organizations, general business, historically black colleges and unive...
Generational Clash Points - Issues You Can’t Ignore
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Jan, 2012
The different generations represented in the workplace have different strengths that must be wisely managed to minimize conflict and ensure that everyone is fully engaged. Enlightened leaders at all levels create a workplace culture that supports and nourishes the unique motivations and values of the various generations. Learning how to work, live and play together is crucial, and every manager must master ways to bridge ge...
Unraveling Diversity Management: a Practitioner’s Road Map to Doing it Right
by Gladis Benavides - Jan, 2012
Recently, one of my clients had a question that provided me with some food for thought. He asked, “When do I know that I have achieved diversity and created a work environment where everybody feels good about work?” I quickly responded, “Never!” He then asked for clarification, and that response took a little more time. After much thought and consideration, however, here’s what I came up: We need to understand that Divers...
Sweden Engineers Gender Equality
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Nov, 2011
I have talked about it before- socialization plays a big role in gender stereotyping and ultimately career decision-making. From an early age, girls are dressed in pink, boys in blue. Girls are given dolls to play with and boys trucks. Around the home, girls are typically given the tasks of washing the dishes and cleaning the house, while boys mow the lawn and change oil in the car. Traditional gender roles often carry over in...
Clash Points at Work – How Are the Generations Different?
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Nov, 2011
My trusty old Toyota Camry overheated the other day. I had the car towed to my mechanic and called Enterprise Car Rental to pick me up. The driver of the pick-up van was pretty friendly so we started to talk. He’s 71 years old and a retired mortician. He works full time for Enterprise. I asked him what it was like working with mostly twenty year olds. He wisely told me that everyone got along pretty well probably due to...
Clashing at Work – Who Are the Generations?
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Nov, 2011
I was recently meeting with one of the senior leadership team members of one of my San Francisco Bay Area clients. She was struggling to deal with the conflict between supervisors who had been on the job for a number of years and new and younger employees. The younger employees wanted coaching and more formal mentoring from their supervisors. The supervisors were very frustrated with the performance review process with ne...
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