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LGBTQ+ Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

By Kimberly Kafafian   I read a quote from Rainbow Railroad that I want to share with you: “All humans are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” With it being Pride Month, we want to shine a spotlight on LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion. What is your company doing to make sure your LGBTQ+ […]

Employee Burnout Symptoms and Prevention Strategies

By Kimberly Kafafian   The stats don’t lie. American workers are experiencing heightened rates of burnout.  According to the American Psychological Association’s 2021 Work and Well-Being Survey, 79% of employees had experienced work-related stress in the month before the survey, with three in five reporting negative impacts of that stress. And Gallup found that about […]

Employee Health and Wellness Program Ideas

By Kimberly Kafafian   Pandemic aside, a new poll from Gallup indicates that the percentage of workers who feel that their employer cares about their wellbeing has plummeted. Back in May of 2020, 49% felt that their organizations had a genuine concern for them, their work and their lives. But that number has now drastically […]

How to Talk to HR About Mental Health

By Kimberly Kafafian   You are seen. You are heard. You are not invisible. You are valued. You are wanted. You are welcomed. You are not alone. In a crisis, call the NAMI Helpline at 800-950-NAMI or text “NAMI” to 741741 The last two years have increased anxiety – about jobs, family, finances, and our […]

Neurodiversity Recruitment – Trends and Tips

By Kimberly Kafafian   With it being World Autism Month, I want to call attention to a topic I’m very passionate about: neurodiversity. You might have heard this term being thrown around as the latest workplace buzzword, but do you understand what it means and why it is so beneficial for organizations to take it […]

Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace

By Kimberly Kafafian   Dear HR People: Let’s play out a real life scenario, hopefully one that’s happening in real time at your organization. Knowing that the benefits outweigh the challenges, you’ve finally convinced your leadership team to embrace neurodiversity. You’ve expanded your definition of DEIB to include the neurodivergent, and identified the best fitting […]

Benefits of Neurodiversity in the Workplace

By Kimberly Kafafian During the month of April, we’re going to focus on neurodiversity in the workplace. Oftentimes it’s an overlooked and marginalized aspect of our workplace. It’s a subject I am passionate about; I’m also a resident expert. I am neurodiverse. My sons are neurodiverse. Our employees and clients are neurodiverse. I spent a […]

New Report Concerning Gender Pay Equity

By Kimberly Kafafian 3-15-22 Today is Equal Pay Day. For those who don’t know the significance of this day, in essence the date marks how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. Why do we mark this measurement? It’s because for every $1.00 a white male […]