Sandberg: How men can fight workplace sexism | Millennial leadership might change diversity strategies | What leaders can do to encourage diversity
September 13, 2017
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Sandberg: How men can fight workplace sexism
Men can promote gender equality in the workplace by pushing back against bias, says Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. Men should build professional connections with women, ensure women get credit for ideas and avoid making assumptions about preferences, Sandberg says.
Quartz (8/31) 
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What is a Certified Professional Employer Organization?
The creation of these new IRS-certified service providers for small businesses clarifies some issues around traditional professional employer organizations. Learn more about typical terms, advantages, and tax issues around CPEOs to help you decide if this is a good option for you or your clients. Free report>
Leadership & Trends
Millennial leadership might change diversity strategies
The workforce includes more than 75 million millennials, and they could reshape organizational approaches toward diversity as they step into leadership roles. Here are five potential changes to watch for in the workplace.
Forbes (8/22) 
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What leaders can do to encourage diversity
Leaders must show they value diversity, make inclusion a companywide goal and broaden their perspectives about diversity issues, 11 CEOs say. They say diversity can lead to performance benefits by letting companies attract talent and benefit from multiple viewpoints.
Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (8/29) 
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Ask these interview questions to assess emotional intelligence
While almost all hiring managers think emotional intelligence is crucial in the workplace, 30% say employers place too little emphasis on this attribute, according to a survey by OfficeTeam. Here are seven interview questions that help managers gauge applicants' emotional intelligence.
Inc. online (8/26) 
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Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion
Is your business truly welcoming of diversity?
Building a truly diverse and inclusive workplace is about more than representation. Reviewing promotion rates, ensuring pay is fairly distributed and providing opportunities to do high-value work can help.
Entrepreneur online (8/31) 
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How Generations X, Y and Z can work together
Workers from Generations X, Y and Z will all be in the workplace together. A global study shows similarities and differences in the ways members of these age groups view leadership, entrepreneurship and technology, among other topics.
Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (8/25) 
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Momentum grows for gender lens investing
Demand for gender lens investing, a strategy that uses capital to elevate women and girls, has grown over the years. The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania tracks more than 100 funds as part of a project to survey the landscape for gender lens investing in venture capital and private equity.
Knowledge@Wharton (8/9) 
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Google responds to controversial memo from former employee
A memo by a former Google employee that many say contains sexist beliefs has gone viral, prompting Danielle Brown, the company's new vice president of diversity, integrity and governance, to respond. The response says that the memo "advanced incorrect assumptions about gender" and that Google remains "unequivocal in our belief that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as a company."
Fortune (8/7) 
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Recruitment & Retention
11 things to know about Gen Z workers
Gen Z is entering the workforce. Are you ready to manage these digital natives? Learn how they differ from millennials, what they want in a job and how much they value their smartphones.
AICPA Insights (8/29) 
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How companies can address the "motherhood penalty"
The business world continues to hinder the success of working mothers, who face a "motherhood penalty" in the form of lower income, research shows. Companies can take several steps to address the issue, including offering paid leave or providing child care in the office.
MarketWatch (8/13) 
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My organization's environment allows for difficult conversations on topics of diversity and inclusion.   
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Results of last month's poll question
Does your organization make a statement about its commitment to diversity and inclusion on the website or by other means communicate to the public or the workforce?
No  49.01%
Yes  45.03%
I don't know  5.96%
AICPA Diversity & Inclusion News
Join us for the upcoming AICPA Diversity & Inclusion Global Diversity Webcast Series
This series will feature three webcasts that provide participants with practical knowledge and skills for navigating the complexity of the ever-changing, dynamic, globally diverse marketplace. The webcasts offer 1 CPE.
  • Session 1 -- "How to Grow Your Practice in a Changing Environment: Technology and Generational Impact." Wednesday, Sept. 20, 1-2 p.m. ET. Register today!
  • Session 2 -- "Developing Your Global Mindset." Thursday, Oct. 19, 1-2 p.m. ET. Register today!
  • Session 3 -- "Global Diversity: Driving Innovation Through Inclusion." Thursday, Nov. 16, 1-2 p.m. ET. Register today!
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