Workplace

One of the biggest corporate diversity and inclusion issues facing us this century has nothing to do with age, gender, sexuality, race, religion, ethnicity, or ability. Unlike most diversity and inclusion issues, its source isn’t always an integral part of a candidate or employee’s personal identity. And someday, you could be one of the people discriminated against, or you could...

This Can Happen is the largest gathering of companies across the world, coming together to tackle workplace mental health. A host of original, fresh and influential speakers will share insights and solutions at the biggest online mental health event on November 23-25, 2020. Alongside esteemed industry leaders, I’m thrilled to facilitate the panel discussion- Caught in the Middle, the Pressures of...

Suddenly there’s a bit less racing around to do. Social distancing has landed us at home. We’re living our new normal and facing unique challenges —those homeschooling children under 12, I’m looking at you. In many regards, it’s a blessing in disguise as the ever-desired work from home option is no longer an option: it’s the new way of the...

If you look closely at the marvelously photogenic group of diverse working professionals in the stock photo, you can spot the family caregiver. Right? See, that one— smiling nicely in plain sight. Right? Perhaps a few clues will help. Typically, family caregivers are:   *By Gender 53% Women 47% Men   *By Age Group 37% Baby Boomers 34% Millennials 22%     GenX 7% Matures   *By Employment 39% Full-time 13%  Part-time ...

This month (on March 8th) we celebrate International Women’s Day, a global event dedicated to celebrating women’s achievements throughout history – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality. The theme this year is Be Bold for Change. It means each of us can be a leader within our own spheres of influence through bold pragmatic actions....

It’s a fact: last year Millennials officially became the nation’s largest generation, surpassing Baby Boomers (source: U.S. Census Bureau). Thanks to those same census gurus, we also know there are roughly 40 million Americans who take care of a loved one, referred to as informal caregivers or, lovingly from my perspective, as family caregivers. Combine that with the fact that...

At a recent women’s networking luncheon, I sat (unknowingly) next to a family caregiver. We made the usual introductions and my initial impression was that she was quiet and, if I’m being honest…guarded. Or wait, was that sadness? She had a pleasant half-smile but it came across as perfunctory. She seemed content to unobtrusively eat her meal and allow others...

“Being a caregiver made me a better person and worse employee,” were the exact words that an attendee in my workshop shared with me. We were having a sidebar conversation during the break. I was delivering a Stress Management seminar on behalf of an EAP (Employee Assistance Program). For all of the times I’ve gone blank with my mind racing for...

According to the Pantone Color Institute, Ultra Violet is the color of the year 2018. In common terms, it’s a super bright purple. It just so happens that caregiver awareness and appreciation is represented by the color purple. The color also represents, Alzheimer's Disease, Attention Deficit Disorder, ADHD, Animal Abuse, Cancer Survivors, Chiari Malformation, Crohn's Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Domestic Violence,...

Last June, Denise Brown, founder of Caregiving.com, hosted the Caregiving and the Workplace Summit. From that event, a working group formed who are committed to improving the lives of those who work and manage caregiving responsibilities. The group’s first initiative has launched and we’re glad to support it! Kindly take this eight question survey to share how well your company supports...