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Also this week: Why men should stop equating women with farm animals; landmark rulings on LGBT rights; and other news.
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Also this week: why flex-time policies favor men; the gender pay gap in the professoriate.
Also this week: diversity officers under Trump; a look at how far women have come and far we still have to go; what songbirds can teach us about diversity and problem-solving.
Dear hiring committee: Can we talk? Here’s what you really need to know about me.
Each week, we read news about hiring, diversity, and the workplace, so you don’t have to. This week: A day without women; strategies for shrinking the gender gap; why black workers hired by referral are more apt to be promoted.