HR Certifications, Are They Really Important?

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Human resources and work environments are rapidly evolving, including an increasingly diverse, four-generation workforce that requires knowledgeable, certified HR professionals who can bring multiple skills to the job. HR is transforming itself into the strategic partner today’s organizations require. But what does this mean for HR professionals? Effective HR practices that drive business results are […]

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Natural Hair Should Be Protected By Law & Don’t Ask (White) Men About It

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There’s been a lot of talk about natural hairstyles lately. In fact, more than talk, there are major news stories revolving around cities ban natural hair discrimination in the workplace and even our children with natural hairstyles are being victimized and judged because their hair has been deemed unacceptable by white people.  California was the […]

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The Fundamentals of Mentorship

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“Every mentorship has its ebbs and flows. When there isn’t a Goldilocks amount of work to do — Mentees often become bored in the program.” – Phidelia Johnson All of us should occasionally ask ourselves whether we are managing our careers or our careers are managing us. The modern workplace is changing rapidly – thanks […]

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Women Are Leading the Diversity Revolution!

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It has been 54 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson issued executive order 11246, requiring government contractors and subcontractors to implement affirmative action policies to expand job opportunities for minorities. The order was amended in 1967 to include women. Although there are millions of highly-educated, intelligent, successful and independent women in United States, women remain […]

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