Google Overhauls Sexual Misconduct Policy After Employee Walkout

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SAN FRANCISCO — Google said on Thursday that it would end its practice of forced arbitration for claims of sexual harassment or assault after more than 20,000 employees staged a walkout last week to protest

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Google employees plan walkout over handling of sexual misconduct claims – CNET

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Google employees are planning a walkout from the company’s offices.

 


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Google employees are organizing a protest over the company’s response to reports of sexual misconduct by a prominent executive, according to a … Read more

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It’s Time For Tech to Come to Terms With Its Inclusion Problem

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Seema Lakhani is head of product and head of Wattpad Labs at Wattpad.

As a woman of color in a leadership role in tech, I can tell you what is scarce in today’s tech industry … Read more

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What Managers Can Do to Keep Women in Engineering

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Engineering faces a serious gender-based retention problem. Despite all the efforts encouraging women to study engineering, over 40% of highly skilled women who enter the field end up leaving. Much has been written

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Snap CEO Evan Spiegel Acknowledges Sexism Reports, Claims Company Has Progressed

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Amid continued calls for greater diversity and less discrimination in tech, Snap Inc. on Tuesday became the latest major tech company to come under scrutiny for its company culture.

In an email sent on her … Read more

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Five Workplace Challenges for Employers in Changing Times

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[Co-author: Alyssa Muñoz – Law Clerk]

As Gordon Gekko famously pronounced in the 1980s classic movie Wall Street, “The most valuable commodity … is information.” Those words have never rung truer than in today’s world … Read more

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Why diversity creates a better company culture, and ultimately a better business

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TechRepublic’s Dan Patterson talked with Praful Saklani, CEO and founder of commercial relationship management firm Pramata. According to a report by the company, organizations that do not foster an inclusive environment eventually lose out by … Read more

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What Amazon’s Board Is Getting Wrong About Diversity and Hiring

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Amazon’s board recommended voting against a shareholder proposal that would require the board to consider women and minority candidates for director positions. The company’s communications representative suggested that using such a policy, similar

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Why Great Employees Leave “Great Cultures”

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Culture is often referred to as “the way things are done around here.” But to be useful, we need to get more specific than that. The best companies recognize that there are three

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