Finding a nonfaculty job may not be as easy as it sounds, cautions Victoria Bolf, graduate studies program coordinator in the English department at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In this commentary, Bolf outlines three myths about nonfaculty jobs, including why such a choice doesn't mean walking away forever from the idea of a faculty position, nor does it guarantee a 9-to-5 schedule that never follows you home.
We think that the move to remote work last year was simple, yet the length of the pandemic has made this an upheaval -- people uprooted from familiar environments and forced into "a life-shift change, not just a work-location change," writes David L. Bartholomew III of Myrtle Consulting Group. He offers tactics for how leaders can improve meetings and recognition, as well as advice for employees to redevelop their support systems.
An online conversation on #PhilanthropySoWhite generated some best practices for white nonprofit leaders pursuing real change, including using their power and influence to uplift people of color, write Edgar Villanueva of the Decolonizing Wealth Project and Vanessa Daniel of the Groundswell Fund. "Help philanthropy, and every other industry, lay a new cornerstone of true inclusion and power sharing with people of color," the authors write.
The US House has passed The Paycheck Fairness Act -- a bill aiming to increase workplace protections for female workers and close the gender pay gap. The bill makes it illegal for employers to seek salary history information when recruiting and protects workers who discuss their salaries, while President Joe Biden stated, "Closing the gender pay gap is more than just an economic imperative -- it's a moral imperative as well."
Business owners can often encourage greater diversity during the hiring process by sharing job postings in more places to expand the applicant pool and interviewing more candidates whenever possible. Take the time to educate current employees on diversity issues and work to create a more inclusive culture to ensure the long-term success of diversity, equality and inclusion efforts.
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