Commerzbank publishes results of an internal study on the role of fathers

Parental leave has a positive impact on both job and partnership. This is one of the central insights of the latest study into fatherhood, which was published by Germany’s second largest bank, Commerzbank. Some 750 employees who had been on parental leave during the past five years responded to questions regarding their motivation to engage in both job and family.

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Kommission der Antidiskriminierungsstelle des Bundes gibt Empfehlungen zu sexualisierter Belästigung, Geschlechterdiskriminierung und deckt Trans- und Intersexualität als Gender-Themen ab

Mehr Schutz vor sexualisierter Belästigung am Arbeitsplatz, Abbau von Benachteiligungen trans- und intergeschlechtlicher Menschen und ein effektives Gesetz zur Durchsetzung der Entgeltgleichheit zwischen den Geschlechtern – das sind die Hauptforderungen der von der Antidiskriminierungsstelle des Bundes eingesetzten unabhängigen Kommission „Gleiche Rechte – Gegen Diskriminierung aufgrund des Geschlechts“. Als Novum muss angesehen werden, dass eine Gender-Kommission die Themen Trans- und Intersexualität mit abdeckt.

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Pre-orders for IBCR 3.1 (2016) can be placed now: The updated Business Case contains 200+ selected studies

Many studies claim to describe the business benefits of D&I. Critics, however, often challenge the research methodology or other aspects. The updated 3rd edition of the unique International Business Case Report (IBCR 3.1) contains 1-page summaries of 203 studies which were all checked for significance, robustness, validity, reliability and, if applicable, for statistical bias.

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Belgium follows the model of Al Andaluz announcing a three-religion stamp

They could not know about the symbolic power of their idea, when the Belgian Post announced early November 2015 the release of new stamp called “Tolerance” in 2016. It will show three key religious leaders including the country’s chief rabbi Albert Guigui, Imam Khalid Benhaddou from Ghent and the Bishop of Antwerp Johan Bonny. The stamp will carry the slogan “Everybody equal, everybody different”, aiming at promoting unity and tolerance. Both appear to be more needed than ever before.  Continue reading

Doing the impossible: An encouraging report to measure ethnicity and origin in D&I

Measuring the progress and success of D&I has become an obsession among some stakeholders.  Some even think that monitoring number is a key to facilitating change. At the same time, many believe that counting men and women, or the generations, is the only hard metric that exists. A new report from the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) provides new insight into the feasibility of measuring ethnicity and/or origin.

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