ISM Number Two: SexISM Replayed

I originally wrote this back in 2009. Based on the headlines not much has changed.  Sexism is the second part of my series on ISM’s in Human Resources in the United States. According to Wikipedia “Sexism, a term coined in the mid-20th century,[1] refers to the belief or attitude that one gender or sex is …

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Is Sexism at work in the Labor Market?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced some interesting unemployment figures the other day. They announced that the rate of unemployment for men has dropped below that of women for the first time since 2006. Is this evidence of sexism being in action in the workplace? The Facts The unemployment rate of men in October was …

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ISM: Three Little Letters That Mean So Many Things

A couple of weeks ago on Twitter (follow me at http://twitter.com/MikeHaberman ) I made a comment about AGEISM. I even wrote a blog about Ageism in the Workplace. Laurie Ruettimann of Punk Rock HR fame came back and made comment to the effect that we seem to have an “ism” in alot of areas. And …

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Ageism, Sexism, Racism: Alive and Well

If you have been watching any of the coverage of the U.S. presidential election you realize that people can get pretty passionate about their choices for candidates. That is one of the things that makes the process interesting. People have differences in how they think taxes, energy, war, employment, unemployment, immigration, natural disasters, the economy …

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