Like many other knowledge workers, my sister has been working remotely for the last two years. The organization she works for has suddenly decided to ditch its remote-work model and has communicated to its employees that they "will no longer support remote work or hybrid program." Employees will be expected to return to the office pre-pandemic style now.
Most companies like to think of themselves as meritocracies, a place where anyone can get ahead if they work hard enough. But when we look at the current employment landscape, we see that this is not always the case.
You can tell when a company has a great culture. There's an unmistakable buzz in the office, as an energized group of people work together to do amazing things. Everybody just clicks.
American gymnast Simone Biles made headlines during the Tokyo Olympics by unexpectedly withdrawing from several events because of concerns about her mental health. Earlier in 2021, tennis star Namoi Osaka pulled out of the French Open, also citing mental health concerns.
Shortly after President Biden assumed office, he announced that “closing the gender pay gap is more than just an economic imperative — it’s a moral imperative as well.” The Biden administration approached this priority by backing the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would create new regulations in support of pay equity.
We recently celebrated Juneteenth as an official federal holiday, making June 19 the national day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. It’s a day of reflection for many of us, as we look back on the injustices of the past and ask ourselves: what can I do to make a better future.