Author Archives: Violeta Iguchi

  • After DOMA – What It Means For You

    Posted on July 10, 2013 by Violeta Iguchi in Updates.

      “After DOMA: What it Means For You” LGBT Organizations Fact Sheet Series details many of the ways federal agencies accord legal respect to married same-sex couples. The guide includes 14 factsheets on the following topics: Bankruptcy, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Federal Employee Benefits, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Immigration, Medicaid, Medicare, […]

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  • Domestic Partnership Employment Benefits FAQ

    Posted on July 10, 2013 by Violeta Iguchi in Updates.

      Won’t domestic partner benefits cost too much? Domestic partner benefits incur only a minimal increase in health care costs, and most employers do not find that dramatic numbers of employees use the policy. Yet employers agree the benefits of offering equal employee packages in terms of public relations and attracting new employees is very […]

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  • How Can You Create An LGBT-Friendly Workplace?

    Posted on June 4, 2013 by Violeta Iguchi in Updates.

      Article from DiversityInc “When Pfizer sought to explore ways to reach smokers with its smoking-cessation product, the pharmaceutical giant tapped its talent pool last year for ideas. Since studies indicate a higher percentage of the LGBT population smokes cigarettes than the heterosexual population, Pfizer identified leaders from within its LGBT-colleague population to partner with the multicultural-marketing […]

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  • How Committed is Your CEO and Top Management to Diversity and Inclusion?

    Posted on May 21, 2013 by Violeta Iguchi in Updates.

      We have all heard that in diversity and inclusion initiatives need support and drive from the very top to be successful.  So how do CEOs and top management show their commitment to diversity and inclusion?  We have asked a few diversity professionals for their opinions and have distilled their replies here. “CEO commitment for […]

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  • The Price of Incivility

    Posted on May 17, 2013 by Violeta Iguchi in Updates.

      This article appeared earlier this year in Harvard Business Review and looks at how rude and disrespectful behavior, often from the top, affects a company’s bottom line.  When employees are treated badly, this reflects negatively on the company’s performance and services to the clients.  Needless to say, there are more ways than one to […]

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  • 5 Reasons To Hire People Who Don’t Fit the Culture

    Posted on May 11, 2013 by Violeta Iguchi in Updates.

      Article by: Kazim Ladimeji Hiring for culture fit is one of the key hiring mantra in the modern recruiting world. In fact, there are studies that show that one of the main reasons that new hires fail is due to a lack of culture or attitude fit in one form or another. But, the […]

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  • Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace

    Posted on May 9, 2013 by Violeta Iguchi in Updates.

    Why U.S. Employers Do So Little Many of the facts below have been confirmed by the 2007 WBI-Zogby Survey. Bullying is Legal Most workplace harassment and mistreatment (80%) is completely legal. Remarkably, a hostile work environment is actionable (illegal) only in very few situations. America’s individualistic society feeds aggression and competition in the workplace. These […]

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  • Are You An Inclusive Leader?

    Posted on May 1, 2013 by Violeta Iguchi in Updates.

      Here is a very short video (3 minutes or so) by the firm Ernst & Young (http://www.ey.com/US/en/Home) on the importance of Diversity and Inclusion for their business. One does not need to be a global giant like Ernst & Young to understand the benefits of diversity to business success in competitive markets.  Here is […]

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  • Research Findings: The Value of Intercultural Skills in the Workplace

    Posted on April 27, 2013 by Violeta Iguchi in Updates.

        Work: The value of intercultural skills in the workplace —A survey conducted by the British Council, Booz Allen Hamilton and Ipsos Public Affairs, of HR managers at 367 large employers in nine countries: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United Kingdom (UK), and the United States (US) Culture at  The Report’s Conclusions “Our ability to engage successfully […]

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  • Emotional Illness in the Workplace

    Posted on March 3, 2013 by Violeta Iguchi in Updates.

      Our October 2012 Lunch and Learn seminar on Mental Health in the Workplace, has attracted a widespread audience, as well as a multitude of comments and debates on what employers can and cannot do when dealing with an employee who has a mental health disability.  The general opinion seems to be that if an […]

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