Tag: Holidays

education, diversity, new york

New York State Senate Passes Education Diversity Legislation

The New York State Senate voted on Jan. 3 to advance measures designed to improve school diversity, including attracting historically underrepresented talent for teaching positions and improving access to higher education. The “Grow Your Own” initiative for school districts, cooperative education services and higher education institutions is designed to help…

small, shop, businesses

Four Reasons to Shop Small This Year

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now worth $187.8 billion after profiting more than $48 billion from the COVID-19 pandemic. Capping an already historic year for a select group of retail titans, Americans are now turning in droves to do their holiday shopping online, if not only to maintain social-distancing protocols,…

PwC's 2017 Holiday Outlook: Young Gen Z

PwC (No. 4 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) conducted a separate survey this year of 301 young Gen Z consumers (aged 13-16) to analyze similarities and differences from consumers aged 17+. The vast majority of these young consumers choose stores (81%) as their single most preferred way to…

TD Bank Survey: 78 Percent of Consumers Overspend on Holiday Purchases

Nearly eight out of 10 consumers (78 percent) overspend on holiday purchases, according to TD Bank’s (No. 39 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) Merry Money Holiday Spending Survey with the average shopper overspending by $215. While more than half of TD’s survey respondents (52 percent) create a budget…

Six Simple Steps to Avoid the December Dilemma

By Joyce Dubensky, CEO, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding The “December Dilemma” is coming. It’s that time of the year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, when multiple religious (and secular) holidays collide. It’s a time for celebration but also a time when people with good intentions often find themselves…

Holidays at Work: Culturally Competent or Offensive What You SHOULD Know

While seasonal festivities and office holiday parties are common this time of year, companies continue to grapple with the most appropriate way to include everyone. As the workplace becomes increasingly diverse, how can companies ensure their employees’ year-end festivities don’t offendor lead to discrimination chargeswhile maintaining the importance of religious…