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2020 Might Have a Silver Lining for Employees with Disabilities

by Michele Lanza| October 30, 2020

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month in the U.S., and so, as a part of Ketchum’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leadership team, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to how we at Ketchum can do a better job of creating a culture of inclusivity for people with disabilities. As a person with a […]

Behind the Scenes on a Healthcare Video Shoot with Purpose

by Brooke Stelzer| October 28, 2020

When you work with purpose, the meaning behind the effort awakens something inside, and you realize you are a small part of something much bigger than yourself. It’s a humbling experience. Consciously working with purpose is a life goal of mine, so the opportunity to work on Atlantic Health System’s “Ask Her” breast cancer awareness […]

Elections in the Workplace: Make Flexibility the Party Line

by Lauren Butler| October 27, 2020

What is the right stance for an employer to take during an election? A generation ago, the answer was easy: none. Politics was something you left in the parking lot, and voting was something you did on the way to work or on the way home. In the age of engagement, those barriers have fallen. […]

How Crisis Culture Is Changing Workforce Priorities

by Tamara Norman| October 26, 2020

Last week, I moderated a discussion at the PRovoke Global Summit entitled “How Crisis Culture Is Changing Workforce Priorities—Possibly Forever.” The conversation built off Ketchum’s recent Work Shift 2020 study, which focused on the rapidly changing dynamics of the workforce in the era of COVID-19. We wanted to find out what changes leading organizations are […]

Advice for a Smooth Return to Work after Maternity Leave

by Sophie Raine and | October 23, 2020

Childcare sorted? Check. Return to work plan agreed? Check. Desperate to abandon my newly acquired baby voice and engage my brain again? Abso-bloody-lutely check. Sense of calm and wellbeing? Not so much. Getting back to work after maternity leave is ALL the emotions, ranging from distress to elation. Couple that with a return to the […]

My Kids Are Voting for the First Time—Here’s What I Told Them

by James Peters| October 22, 2020

In a few weeks, two of my four children will be participating in a U.S. presidential election for the first time. Like most families around the globe, we’ve had more togetherness than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and politics has been a bigger topic of conversation at our house this year than in the […]