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Collision and Reflecting: Why Employee Resource Groups Make Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Work

Collision and Reflecting: Why Employee Resource Groups Make Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Work

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is a hot topic today. It was always important, but now it’s ‘hot’ – that means people are paying attention to it like never before. Senior executives are looking to diversify their teams and boards while D&I professionals are striving to find the best way to engage employees, educate them and […]

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How to Give Women a Fair Shot at Advancement

How to Give Women a Fair Shot at Advancement

At most companies, the competition for career success is systemically skewed in favor of men. Here’s how to change that.

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It is Time to Get It Right

Edward E. Lawler III (CEO) discusses how the U.S. auto industry and the UAW union have begun negotiating their new collective bargaining agreements.

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Searching for Pay Equity: The Role of Pay Compression on Individual-Level Outcomes

Pay compression occurs when employees with more seniority receive pay rates nearly equal to newer employees. Based upon equity theory, Amy B. Henley (University of Texas), George S. Benson (University of Texas), and Gary C. McMahan (University of Texas) hypothesize that pay compression will influence employee perceptions of pay equity.

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What It Means To Treat People Right

A key part of treating people right is the establishment of a mutually beneficial employment relationship or contract. What a contract should contain, and how it can be turned into an employer brand is the focus of this article by Edward E. Lawler III (CEO).

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Leading a Virtuous Spiral Organization

Edward Lawler argues that in today’s organizations it is impossible to separate the performance and well being of organizations from the performance and well being of their members.

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Compiled Opinion Editorials

A compiled set of opinion editorials by Edward E. Lawler III and Warren Bennis is presented.

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