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After a racist incident at Azavea, what does accountability look like?

Nov. 18, 2021 6:02 pm

After a racist incident at Azavea, what does accountability look like?

A 2016 incident in which an executive used the n-word at the Callowhill-based software company was recently surfaced in a Billy Penn report. It's leaving former employees, partners and others in Philly's tech scene considering the company's reputation.
2 technologists share what they think is central to ‘The Great Resignation’ — better pay and remote work

Nov. 15, 2021 4:58 pm

2 technologists share what they think is central to ‘The Great Resignation’ — better pay and remote work

Looking to hire right now, or at least retain your employees? Here's what local technologists have learned from a wave of job quits.
After health crises rocked her family, this VP is calling for companies to rethink paid sick and family leave

Nov. 2, 2021 2:25 pm

After health crises rocked her family, this VP is calling for companies to rethink paid sick and family leave

"Though I am proud to be part of an organization that is leading by example when it comes to family and sick leave, I know from firsthand experience this level of support is not normal," Blackfynn's Samantha Glasberg wrote after her son was born prematurely.
BOO! These work ‘horror stories’ really are the stuff of nightmares

Oct. 28, 2021 5:53 pm

BOO! These work ‘horror stories’ really are the stuff of nightmares

From hellish bosses to an email that will haunt you forever, these are spooky workplace tales to tell in the dark.
A new CTO’s toolkit? Psychological safety and open communication

Oct. 28, 2021 7:03 am

A new CTO’s toolkit? Psychological safety and open communication

With years of industry experience, Jennifer Kurtz joined Infinite Blue in February.
Temple’s new Center for Ethics, Diversity and Workplace Culture is inspired by the #MeToo movement

Oct. 18, 2021 7:00 am

Temple’s new Center for Ethics, Diversity and Workplace Culture is inspired by the #MeToo movement

"Law schools teach these topics and lawyers get called in a crisis, but Fox students are the ones who are the future workplace managers," Director Leora Eisenstadt said.
‘The Zoomousity’ was the wackiest Zoom meeting ever — and I loved it

Oct. 4, 2021 4:37 pm

‘The Zoomousity’ was the wackiest Zoom meeting ever — and I loved it

Reporter Michael Butler recounts the virtual, interactive Fringe Festival event that turned Zoom meetings upside down for a wacky and cathartic experience. One lesson? Interactivity is key.
How URBN’s culture of creativity inspires technologists to build their own career path

Oct. 4, 2021 9:21 am

How URBN’s culture of creativity inspires technologists to build their own career path

If you’ve got curiosity and drive like software engineer III Osei Seraphin, opportunities to work on the fashion company’s ecommerce platform are limitless.
How should your company celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month?

Sep. 30, 2021 7:41 am

How should your company celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month?

The name aside, the month is an opportunity to learn about different cultures. Jai McBride Calloway of Old City people ops firm Exude offers tips for incorporating the month into your workplace.
Case studies: How can employers get better at hiring and retaining Black and brown technologists?

Sep. 23, 2021 1:30 pm

Case studies: How can employers get better at hiring and retaining Black and brown technologists?

Professional development, employee resource groups and inclusive cultures can boost racial equity in tech. These organizational leaders and advocates share actionable steps to get there.

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