There’s a Gender Gap in Internet Usage. Closing It Would Open Up Opportunities for Everyone
December 22 | Bhaskar Chakravorti | Comments (0)
No more than a quarter of U.S. computing and mathematical jobs are held by women, consistent with the data that around 26% of the STEM workforce in developed countries is female. In developing countries, those differences are even greater. But the gender gap problem doesn’t stop there. There’s also a shortage of women using some of the industry’s products. The International Telecommunications Union reports that the proportion of women using the internet is 12% lower than the proportion of men.
How to Talk About Sexual Harassment with Your Coworkers
December 22 | Amy Gallo, Contributing Editor, Harvard Business Review | Comments (0)
If the topic of sexual harassment hasn’t come up in your office – either on Slack, in conversations over lunch, or by the watercooler — I’d be surprised. With the ongoing #metoo campaign and the almost daily headlines about men accused of harassing their coworkers, this subject is top of mind for many of us. But these conversations are tricky.
Why the Australian Defence Organization Is Recruiting Cyber Analysts on the Autism Spectrum
December 20 | Robert D. Austin, Chair in Management of Creativity and Innovation, Copenhagen Business School | Comments (0)
It seems like every week brings news of yet another major cybersecurity breach. Evidence suggests that the bad guys are getting smarter and more professional. Nowhere is the problem tougher than in national defense, where sophisticated actors, including nation states, engage in cyberwarfare. A big part of the problem: There simply aren’t enough great cyberdefense analysts to go around.
Gay Men Used to Earn Less than Straight Men; Now They Earn More
December 20 | Kitt Carpenter | Comments (0)
Whether these massive changes have translated into improvements in workplace outcomes for the average gay man or lesbian, however, is not so obvious. There is, for example, no federal nondiscrimination protection on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. A natural question, then, is: have the shifts in approval of LGBTQ individuals corresponded to equivalent improvements in their paychecks?
How to Improve the Engagement and Retention of Young Hourly Workers
December 19 | Kimberly Gilsdorf | Comments (0)
What would you do if the majority of your entry-level, hourly workforce was planning to leave in less than a year? More than half of the 1,200 young people working in entry-level jobs we surveyed said that was their plan — and less than a quarter felt highly satisfied with their job. That’s expensive for business.