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Saturday, January 23, 2021
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Reverse mentorship, burnout and more: 6 recent TED Talks on work

Grab a coffee and cozy up with these quick, informative videos covering topics such as what it takes to create an inclusive workplace, coming out at work and bringing the best out in candidates during the hiring process.

Have a favourite TED Talk on work, career or education? Link to it in the comments below!

The role of business in nurturing long-term diversity and inclusion

When companies think of diversity and inclusion, they too often focus on meeting metrics instead of building relationships with people of diverse backgrounds, says Starbucks COO Rosalind G. Brewer. In this personable and wide-ranging conversation with TED current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers, Brewer invites leaders to rethink what it takes to create a truly inclusive workplace – and lays out how to bring real, grassroots change to boardrooms and communities alike.


How reverse mentorship can help create better leaders

Employee diversity and inclusive leadership are goals for most organizations today, but how do we get there? Try a “reverse mentorship” program, which sets up junior team members to guide senior staff. Here are six tips to make reverse mentorship work, from executive coach and personal development advocate Patrice Gordon.


How to come out at work, about anything

When TED media communication associate Micah Eames came out as trans at work, he quickly realized he’d need to start having tricky conversations with co-workers. Here’s his advice for how you can open up about your identity at work and what your colleagues can do to help.


How we can use the hiring process to bring out the best in people

Traditional job interviews are stressful interrogations that can often exclude marginalized populations. Here’s how psychologist and entrepreneur Gil Winch says we can rethink hiring, training and onboarding to allow people to show their true potential.


3 steps to stop remote work burnout

Too much screen time, too many video calls and too few boundaries make working from home hard for all of us. Podcast host and writer Morra Aarons-Mele shares honest advice on what you can learn from the introverts in your life about protecting your energy and your limits.


Dignity isn’t a privilege. It’s a worker’s right

What’s the purpose of a company? In this bold talk, activist and filmmaker Abigail Disney imagines a world where companies have a moral obligation to place their workers above shareholders, calling on Disney (and all corporations) to offer respect, dignity and a living wage to everyone who works for them.

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Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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Lindsay Purchase Administrator
Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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