Women Reentering the Workforce

Many professional women take time off of work for child-rearing responsibilities. For any professional who has taken time off from work for family responsibilities, making the transition from homemaker back to career professional is complex and challenging. Depending on how long it has been since these women were employed outside the home, they may have…

Challenges Facing Ex-Offenders

Anyone with a criminal record, whether incarcerated or not, is called an ex-offender. Every year, approximately 600,000 people are being released from prisons (Placeholder1). These people will experience serious challenges as they plan to reenter the workforce. In an excellent article on this topic (Holzer, Steven and Stoll n.d.), the authors outline the most common challenges…

Does Being LGBT Impact Your Career?

Ten percent of the corporate population is lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) (Van Horn and Schaffner 2003). This group often faces more stress than most because its members frequently have to conceal their sexual preference. The additional stress this can add to one’s job can lead to a bad working climate. Common Stress Factors The…

Avoding the Hurdles of Age Discrimination

Hiring someone with worldly experience and wisdom seems commonsensical, but this line of logic does not keep many modern employers from discriminating against the older-than-50 crowd. Preconceived notions of additional cost associated with older workers keep many companies from wanting to hire outside the prime 30–40 age range. Age discrimination, like other forms of discrimination,…

Common Examples of Racism

Racism is a real problem in the global economy and there is still a long way to go before a level playing field is achieved. Racism consists of conduct or words or practices that disadvantage or advantage people because of their color, culture, or ethnic origin. It can be subtle or overt, intentional or unwitting.…

Diversity Today

Cultural diversity is a challenge in the global workforce, and career management professionals must be prepared to work with clients in culturally sensitive and appropriate ways. This section is designed to educate career managers about issues they might encounter when meeting with diverse populations, and to help them create strategies to deal successfully with a…