Top HR leaders are often women | A great boss will help you if you ask | How to ask for a raise
February 14, 2018
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Top HR leaders are often women
Women comprise 60% of chief HR officers at the top 100 US companies by revenue and the majority of HR executives named in 2017, according to Russell Reynolds Associates data. Only seven of those 100 largest companies have a woman as CEO.
Bloomberg (free registration) (2/7) 
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Career Progression: Developing Leaders
A great boss will help you if you ask
A great boss will help you if you ask
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Take advantage of a great boss by asking for new challenges, writes Eileen Hoenigman Meyer. Share your vision for your future, and, in turn, offer managers feedback to help keep them accountable.
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How to ask for a raise
If you want a salary increase, you need to ask for it, says executive coach Jean Stafford. Do research to assess whether you're asking at the right time and following the right processes, and be prepared with evidence supporting the reasons you deserve a raise.
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Guests' expectations for quality wines can challenge hotels to deliver without busting the bottom line. Hotels and resorts are trying several approaches to encourage more spending on wine, such as by-the-glass pours and Wine Spectator's recent Wine Experience event at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.
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Diversity and Inclusion
Business leaders pledge to empower women
More than 40 business leaders attending the MAKERS Conference publicly pledged to help women advance in the workplace. The companies represented included Adobe, Aetna, Mattel, Microsoft, National Geographic Global Networks, Unilever and Univision, and the pledges were specific to the organizations.
CNBC (2/7) 
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Why having a high "CQ" is important in business
Having a high level of "CQ," or cultural intelligence, is key for working with professionals who come from different backgrounds and for attracting talented employees. Professionals should practice entering a state of "no mind," in which they are unburdened by assumptions about the people around them.
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Report: Women, minorities could lose more jobs with automation
Report: Women, minorities could lose more jobs with automation
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A report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2026, 57% of the jobs eliminated by automation will belong to women, and minorities will also be negatively affected by automation, articles from The Atlantic forecast. Retraining programs can help displaced employees find new positions, the bureau's report suggests.
Society for Human Resource Management online (2/12) 
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Bringing accessibility to the forefront of company culture
Companies can use IT systems to empower disabled employees in the workplace whether they're participating in a training program or completing their daily duties, Fredericka Argent writes. Leaders should first take stock of current practices before deciding how to make accessibility part of their company culture, she adds.
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Why company diversity could take a hit from job referrals
While job referrals can help a company find a candidate more quickly, they could hurt corporate diversity in the long run, as women and minorities are less likely to receive a job referral than their white male counterparts, a PayScale report indicates. The study found that nearly 44% of all referred candidates were white men, while only 22% were white women.
NBC News (2/6) 
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Women and Innovation in the Workforce
How companies can move toward greater diversity
Progress toward gender diversity in the startup industry has been stubbornly slow, writes Women Who Tech founder Allyson Kapin, who offers suggestions various stakeholders can use to address the issue. Entrepreneurs, for example, should address unconscious bias in the hiring process and make diversity a priority from the beginning.
Fast Company online (2/12) 
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