What Employees are Saying About Being Fired During a Pandemic: New Research

What Employees are Saying About Being Fired During a Pandemic: New Research At the Center for Leadership Excellence and Career Consultants, we've been asking terminated employees about their termination experience - particularly during the pandemic. The results have been surprising. We have uncovered data that causes us to provide new guidance to organizations on what you can do to show...
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The Solution: How to Make Your Organization a Great Place for Women to Work

This blog is part four of a four-part series.  We recommend beginning at part one.  You can also access part two and part three before reading Part Four:  The Solution. THE  SOLUTION:  How To Make Your Organization A Great Place For Women To Work In the first three parts of this series, I focused on identifying some of the gender equality issues women have been trying to address for over 60...
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Why Women Don’t Have Workplace Equality

**This is Part 3 of a four-part series, in case you missed Part 1, Part 2, and Part 4..** Why Women Don't Have Workplace Equality: Personal Reflections From A 84 Year Old Male Feminist Women are still working hard to find solutions to the issues that have fueled the feminist movement for the last 60 years. What is the solution to this problem that never seems to go away? The question remains,...
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Reflections from an 84 Year Old Feminist:  Blatant Hiring Discrimination

Reflections from an 84 Year Old Feminist:  BLATANT HIRING DISCRIMINATION This is Part 2 of a four-part series.  In the first part of this series (blatant discrimination), I discussed historically how men have been promoted instead of well qualified women and how gender biases still plays a role in today’s workplace. Additionally, we highlighted how some male leaders may be oblivious to...
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Reflections from a 84 Year-Old Feminist: Blatant Workplace Discrimination

Personal Reflections and Proclamations About the Women’s Movement From A 84 Year Old Male Feminist:  Blatant Workplace Discrimination Note:  This is part one of a four-part series from Founder, Richard Butz, around what it will take to finally achieve gender equality in the workplace based on his reflections from the last 60 years. You can also read part two, part three, or part four. We know...
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What is Outplacement and Why is it a Valuable Benefit for Companies?

What is Outplacement and Why is It a Valuable Benefit for Companies? By: Jessica Gendron, President To be honest, until about two years ago, I had never heard of outplacement.  It was a foreign concept to me - and it may be to you, too - but it can prove to be a valuable benefit to departed employees AND your company. What is Outplacement? Outplacement or Career Transition Support is a benefit...
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What Does it Take to Be a Great Place for Women to Work?

What Does it Take to Be a Great Place for Women to Work? By Jessica Gendron, President There is an abundance of available research around the bias and discrimination that women face in the workplace.  That research gives us great insight in to what has limited the advancement of women and how it's stalling qualified women in their careers. For many of us, the question of "how to fix it"...
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What We’re Reading: February Edition

By Jessica Gendron, President I had a dilemma: I found myself inundated with book recommendations from friends, colleagues, social media, etc.  My Audible and Amazon Wish List’s were getting longer and longer – yet I had no clarity on what to read next or titles that would be totally worth my precious 1 credit a month on Audible. I wanted to offer my fellow business book nerds and gender...
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We Have a Pipeline Problem.

The McKinsey Women in the Workplace 2019 study was recently released and while it shows that over the last five years women have made significant gains in representation in senior leadership, as well as companies’ commitment overall to gender diversity – there is still a glaring and widening gap. While the majority of college graduates are female (around 60%), women still remain...
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The Unintended Consequences of #MeToo

A recent study from the University of Houston took a close look at the post #MeToo workplace and its overall effects on inciting change.  Most people believed that shining a light on the harassment that women face at work (and in every day life) would begin to shift the culture in the workplace and effectively deter men from future harassment.  Women were lauded for speaking up and saying...
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