July 30th marks the fifth World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, a call to action—for individuals and organizations—to protect and promote human rights among some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. As part of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, and specifically SDG 8 (Decent Work) and SDG 16 (Peace, justice and strong institutions), the global community has agreed to eliminate trafficking and companies are expected to meet ethical expectations for human rights standards.
Advancing SDG 8, decent work and economic growth, this podcast takes an in-depth look at how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is playing an increasingly significant role in recruiting and hiring, cybersecurity, payroll and other employment areas.
Elsevier,

Journal of Business Venturing,  In Press, Available online 14 June 2019. 

Directly contributing to SDGs 1 (no poverty), 3 (good health and well-being) and 8 (decent work and economic growth), this Elsevier Atlas Award winning article offers an understanding of the processes whereby entrepreneurship can improve life circumstances in poverty contexts.
This podcast dives into the steps companies can take to improve diversity and inclusion efforts. The topics covered help employers advance SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities).
XpertHR,

Pressing Questions on Reasonable Accommodations under the ADA and FMLA, 17 April 2019. 

This XpertHR blog contributes to SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities). Content within this post discusses the challenges faced by employers when navigating employee disability and accommodation matters.
XpertHR,

Sexual Harassment Prevention: Employers Must Do More, 2 April 2019.

This XpertHR blog post identifies the need for employers to do more in relation to sexual harassment prevention in the workplace. Relating to SDGs 8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), this blog discusses the necessary actions employers must take to foster effective sexual harassment prevention strategies.

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United Nations University, New York, March 2019. 

Focussing on SDGs 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals), Dr Alison Gardner, head of the Rights Lab’s Governance Programme, discusses the Slavery-Free Communities Programme’s work, highlighting promising practices in the context of Nottingham and the UK.
This study analyses the relationship between social inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and economic development. This article directly contributes to SDG 10 (reduced inequalities) and SDG (decent work and economic development).
Employers today must plan for an aging workforce and make a strong effort to attract and retain older workers. It is critical for employers to take note of the value older workers can bring to an organization and consider the following steps to address their needs within the context of workforce planning.
Elsevier,

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Volume 159, March 2019, Pages 167-180.

Directly contributing to SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), this article explores sexual orientation-based differences in access to workplace authority within the UK.

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