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Going back to the office? Best practices to keep employees safe, healthy, and comfortable

As vaccines continue to be distributed and we start returning to the new normal, many offices have already begun returning to the office, or have at least started their plan to reopen this year. Even though 81% of workers would prefer to work remotely full-time or on a hybrid schedule, many employers are anxious to reopen offices in some capacity. Some companies feel that the office better fosters their culture and improves productivity. Whatever your reasons are for wanting to

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June 30 isn’t the end of Pride: supporting LGBTQ+ employees year-round

The first of June marks the beginning of Pride Month for large and small businesses alike. Many companies dawn rainbow-colored logos, hang multi-colored flags in their offices, and host Pride celebrations in their workplace. However, these actions have been criticized by activists for being performative and inauthentic. While many companies show outward allyship, their internal actions sometimes have proved anything but.  This has been coined as “performative allyship” or “rainbow capitalism” – when companies promote support (and sometimes financially profit

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The Value of Human Connection: Why some companies are returning to the office to restore community and culture

As vaccine rollout increases, mask regulations decrease, and getting back to “normal” is within reach – most offices have revisited their work-from-home policies and have considered reopening their offices. As offices announce hybrid work plans, many people are refusing to leave remote work behind. Employees have found that remote work offers better work/life balance and cost savings. So many people prefer remote work, that a May survey by Morning Consult found that 39% of remote workers would consider quitting if

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Why do women-owned businesses still struggle to get funding?

According to the American Express 2019 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, businesses owned by women have grown by 21% since 2014, while all businesses increased by only 9%. However, a study by Crunchbase found that only 2.3% of venture capital funding went to women-led startups in 2020. This number fell from 2.8% of funding in 2019. In terms of dollars, their study showed that female-founded companies received $4.9 billion in funding in 2020, which is a 27% decrease from 2019.

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