In a time of scarcity, the greatest abundance is the plentiful of being more of who we already are.
Today’s leaders own a lot. We are responsible for a continuum that has the bottom line on one end, and on the other, cultivating conditions for the organization to thrive during times of uncertainty. We must empower our people to reach beyond the boundaries of imagination to enhance the customer service experience and develop innovative products and services.
The facts: the Annual Value of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Market is $625 Billion USD and represents a diverse population that simply will not and should not be ignored. Other stats will simply astound you! Consider that the Average Household Income of LGBT households exceeds $58,624 (45% above national average!), and Lesbian households have an Average Household Income of $45,755 (28% above national average!).
Key parts of the Affordable Care Act (referred to here as the ACA) will go into effect Jan. 1, 2014 – but a lot of workers and employers are still unsure about how it will affect them. It’s no mystery that legislation can be difficult to understand. So here, in plain language, are five “secrets” about the ACA that business owners should be aware of.
When there is a survey of CEOs and they say their HR functions are not doing the right things, could it be that we are doing the right things but they don’t like what we do? There are some aspects of HR that are almost sacred. We have to do our bit, primarily on employment issues, to ensure the company operates within the law and its reputation and legal vulnerability is protected.