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Facilitating Discussions on Race in the Workplace: A 3-Step Framework

Over the last year, there has been a sharp increase in anti-Asian racism in the United States, fueled in large part by COVID-related xenophobia. The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community have had racial slurs hurled at them online and in public. There are videos and images of Asian-American elders being assaulted across the …

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Best Workplaces for Women in Greater China™ 2021 Awards Ceremony

Best Workplaces for Women™ in Greater China Report 2020 Brochure Click to see photos Event Photos Best Workplaces for Women in Greater China™ 2021 Awards Ceremony ended with a big success Great Place to Work® Institute organized its Best Workplaces for Women in Greater China™ 2021 Awards Ceremony on 13th May 2021, at AmCham’s office in …

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0.5+ Million Employees at the 100 Best Companies Tell Us What Matters Most Right Now

Image: Employees at Camden Property Trust, this year’s number 8 on the 100 Best Companies to Work For® list. The 2021 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® is like no other year. As we struggled through what is likely to be the biggest crisis in our lifetime, these companies leveled up. Their leaders took care of their employees and their …

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Why Is Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace Important?

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is more than policies, programs, or headcounts. Equitable employers outpace their competitors by respecting the unique needs, perspectives and potential of all their team members. As a result, diverse and inclusive workplaces earn deeper trust and more commitment from their employees. What is the difference between diversity & inclusion? Diversity and …

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Corporate Giving Is Top Driver of Employee Experience at the Best Companies to Work For – Especially Now

Image: During the pandemic, nurses at Texas Health Resources have been the link between patients and the loved ones that can’t be with them.   One of the most impactful best practices from the 100 Best this year is generous community giving. WIIFM has become WIIFTC at the 100 Best. That is, the old adage that …

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How Adobe Is Planning To Return Employees To the Office

Software company Adobe has a sweet abode. Its San Jose, Calif., headquarters features an airy atrium with giant steps perfect for lounging on, glass-enclosed walkways more than 100 feet above the ground and a cafeteria surrounded by living walls. But few employees have been enjoying the dreamy campus during the pandemic. Adobe was part of …

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How Cadence Supported Employee Mental Health in a Year of Crises

Cadence is about as high tech as it gets, but people power enabled the company to navigate a challenging 2020.  San Jose, Calif.-based Cadence provides software, hardware and services used by other technology firms to produce the computer chips and other building blocks found in phones, computers, automobiles and a host of other everyday products.  But a high-trust culture of collaboration was critical to the way Cadence and its 8,700 …

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Fortune 500 Executives Tell Us What Their Post-COVID Workplaces Will Look Like

With people starting to roll up their sleeves for a vaccine and employees eager to get back into the office, employers are deliberating when and how they’ll re-open their offices. In our recent study on returning to the office and the post-COVID workplace, we surveyed 79 executives from 56 Fortune 500 companies. Executives told us how they’re …

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