All Blog Posts Tagged 'Diversity' (34)

Stop Killing Diversity in the Name of the Company Culture

The look and feel of your company culture isn’t always what the experts tell us it’s supposed to be like. It doesn’t necessarily have our defined values at the core, dictating the hiring and decision-making processes, which are based off of business goals. There is an unwritten, unintentional part of company culture that will often have a lot more pull in how your organization’s teams are crafted.

PRETTY BIRD SYNDROME

Many organizations have…

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Added by Ryan Mead on August 2, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Where Are STEM Gender Gaps?

Diversity in the workplace is important for a number of reasons. Some of those include having a workforce that understands and reflects your customer base or an atmosphere of different perspectives that can create innovative ideas. Diversity is also looked at by some as …

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Social Media Recruiting & Diversity Hiring: "You Cannot Walk Alone"

My very first business trip ever, I went to Atlanta for the National Black MBA Association annual event, thrilled by the prospect of a transcontinental flight crammed in coach, a non-nondescript high rise hotel room and a 40 dollar a day per diem – a pretty sweet deal, I thought,…

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Added by Matt Charney on January 20, 2014 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Diversity in the Workplace

Rich Peterson's Ten Up and Down Sides for Diversity in the Workplace:

1.)        Upsides

a.)          Organizations that continue to hire, develop, and promote minorities consistently outperform their competitors in good economic times as well as bad.

b.)          Diverse workforces are better equipped to problem-solve and handle change.

c.)     Promoting diversity creates happier employees. Diverse teams are more creative…

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Added by Richard Peterson on November 11, 2013 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Diversity - Strategic Recruiting and Outreach

Rich Peterson's Ten Up and Down Sides for Diversity in the Workplace:

1.)        Upsides

a.)          Organizations that continue to hire, develop, and promote minorities consistently outperform their competitors in good economic times as well as bad.

b.)          Diverse workforces are better equipped to problem-solve and handle change.

c.)     Promoting diversity creates happier employees. Diverse teams are more creative…

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Added by Richard Peterson on October 1, 2013 at 4:30pm — 13 Comments

Boolean Operators and More Updated!!

Boolean Operators and More Updated!!

 

So this is an update to my all inclusive list of operators. The update is as of 5/14/13, of course I will have other updates as I find new operators. Why you ask, well as I said below there are always new ones…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on May 14, 2013 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Is Fit a deterrent to innovation?

Is Fit a deterrent to innovation?

 

All you hear when you talk to companies is fit, the right fit, fits in with the team, etc. The problem is fit, can and usually does mean ensuring that the people you bring in, are of similar type,…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on April 12, 2013 at 8:40pm — 3 Comments

Converting a Military job to the Civilian World and more!!

Converting a Military job to the Civilian World and more!!

So one of the most difficult things to do is convert a military occupational classification (MOC) or job to a civilian job. It is hard because the MOC’s typically do not carry standard titles, and the…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 13, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The moving target that is the job Description!!

The moving target that is the job Description!!

We have all seen it and dealt with it. A job Description (JD) not written with us being involved, that says almost nothing, and when you speak to the hiring manager (HM) and ask question they…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 1, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Boolean Operators Updated!!

Boolean Operators Updated!! 

So this is an update to my all inclusive list of operators. The update is as of 1/16/13, of course I will have other updates as I find new operators. Why you ask, well as I said below there are always new ones being…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on January 16, 2013 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

The Overly Cocky Candidate!!!!

The Overly Cocky Candidate!!!!

We have all had one, in most cases several. For me the ultimate overly cocky candidate was the one who basically told me, I would hire him, I would pay him this much, he would start when he wanted, he would get…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on December 28, 2012 at 2:39pm — 1 Comment

Who should you follow!! Updated

Who should you follow!! Updated

 

So in reality you should not strive to be a follower but a leader. That said this post is about who out in the industry should you follow. Mind you this is the UPDATED list and there will be…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on November 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Psychometric Testing Reduces Diversity (Postively)

Not long ago, after finishing up at a client meeting, I noticed the cafe downstairs. Rather, I noticed that all of the staff within this cramped stall looked quite similar.

They all had atypical multicoloured hair, tattoos, piercings, similar clothing and a very similar burst of energy when interacting with their customers. This vision prompted me to think that these pronounced similarities between the staff, although quite extreme, are quite a representative…

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Added by Salih Mujcic on July 16, 2012 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Let’s Call “Diversity” a Different Word - “Blending”

A whole industry has been built around diversity.  Is that good or bad? 

 

Obviously when the Diversity industry was formed inside and outside of recruitment, it was critically needed.  Laws were written to make it illegal to discriminate against the protected classes of race, color, gender, religious beliefs, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or veteran status.  These laws need to stay in place because old habits are hard to break.  However,…

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Added by Bill Humbert on May 6, 2012 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Helping those looking for work!!!!!!!!! Part 3 The Job of finding a Job!!

Helping those looking for work!!!!!!!!! Part 3 The Job of finding a Job!!

 

So given the unemployment rate went up a week or so ago, I thought I would repost a 3 part series I did about a year ago on resumes, finding a job and more. So here we go.

 

Part 2

 

The Job of finding a Job!!

 

That is right finding a job is a job, if you cannot commit a minimum of 3-4 hours a day looking, than you will…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on September 19, 2011 at 12:56am — 1 Comment

Helping those looking for work!!!!!!!!! Part 2 The secret to having a resume that is searchable and Optimized!!!

Helping those looking for work!!!!!!!!! Part 2 The Job of finding a Job!!

 

So given the unemployment rate went up a week or so ago, I thought I would repost a 3 part series I did about a year ago on resumes, finding a job and more. So here we go.

 

Part 2

 

The secret to having a resume that is searchable and Optimized!!!

As you all know when you apply to a job, your resume goes into a huge…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on September 9, 2011 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

Helping those looking for work!!!!!!!!!

So given the unemployment rate went up a week or so ago, I thought I would repost a 3 part series I did about a year ago on resumes, finding a job and more. So here we go.

 

Part 1

 

Your Resume the Key to new Opportunities!! 

Your resume, think of it as the key to opening doors to new possibilities and opportunities.  So given it is the key, you should probably learn how to write a great resume. First there are 3 main styles of…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 26, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Linkedin cheats etc

Linkedin cheats etc

 

LinkedIn has become huge, and using it for sourcing has become even bigger. But of course sourcing within LinkedIn has limitations. Below are some tips, tricks, cheats that may help. Most are nothing more than utilizing the things you learned in my previous postings. But here they are more specialized.

 

So domain and site searches in search engines

 

site:linkedin.com add…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 20, 2011 at 1:42am — No Comments

Sourcing and searching the variables.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sourcing and searching the variables.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

As some of you read in my post on research, using that research to improve your

search strings and sourcing is very important. You will lock yourself into a very small pool of candidates if you do not use the variables.

 

variables = changeable-for purposes of sourcing it means another word or set of words that will garner the same type of candidates ex “HP…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 12, 2011 at 9:52pm — No Comments

Interviewing is a 2 way street!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Interviewing is a 2 way street!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Most staffing professionals, hiring managers, and others who do interviews seem to be under a misunderstanding as it relates to interviewing. They feel that they are doing the interviewing and that is all. They do not realize that the candidate is interviewing us as well.

 

When you are interviewing a candidate the candidate is taking mental notes of everything said,…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 3, 2011 at 6:45pm — No Comments

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