New research on the U.S. private sector confirms that the Nation’s journey to an equitable workplace still has a long way to go I do not typically feature research published by consulting companies because most of it is commercially motivated. However, there is some serious work done at the best firms that can be worth…Read More
By exposing patterns of bias and redesigning performance reviews, one law firm is making employee evaluations fairer and more effective The last year has seen an explosion of articles and advice about diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”) and how to promote them in the workplace. Unfortunately, too many articles on this topic present generic advice,…Read More
A five-year U.K. study exposes the subtle and powerful ways that class and privilege influence hiring and success in elite professional settings “The fortunate man is seldom satisfied with the fact of being fortunate. Beyond this, he needs to know that he has a right to his good fortune. He wants to be convinced that…Read More
In 2018, California mandated women join public boards. New research starts to analyze what happened next.
In Brief: In 2018, California became the first U.S. state to mandate women on the boards of the state’s publicly-held companies. A team of researchers examined the market’s reaction to the mandate, generally negative. It also examined the challenges firms faced in complying with the law, concluding that mandates without efforts to increase candidate pool…Read More