All Blog Posts Tagged 'diversity' (29)

Diversity Programs aka The Big Illusion and Implicit Bias

Everywhere you turn lately, you seem to come across another article on diversity (including this one which might just piss you off). It's interesting to see companies highlight their programs to the media in an effort to save face. Unfortunately, the inefficiencies of their diversity programs and the…

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Added by Chris Bell on October 13, 2014 at 4:06pm — 2 Comments

How Large Is the Ethnic Diversity Gap in STEM?

I recently shared data on gender diversity in STEM (science, tech, engineering, and mathematics) jobs. This time, I'm examining ethnic diversity for these fields. How ethnically diverse is US's STEM candidate supply? Below are the percentages of qualified people in the US workforce for each STEM field, broken down by ethnicity.

Ethnic Breakdown of…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on August 5, 2014 at 10:10am — 2 Comments

Have You Ever Noticed: Startup Age Discrimination

Have you ever noticed how few people over 30 or so get hired at early-stage startups, and while age discrimination is sometimes discussed, how rarely (if ever) you hear of startups being cited or working to age-diversify their early-stage hires?

 

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Added by Keith Halperin on May 13, 2014 at 3:57pm — 4 Comments

Where My Girls At?

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The philosophy of pursuitology is to change recruiting from the inside out. It is not enough to want diverse employees, you have to change your perspective on how you look at diversity and inclusion. In my “Must be Able to Drive a Zoo Vehicle” presentation at SourceCon, the audience and I…

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Added by Jackye on February 21, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Ask Jackye: Three Million Networking Contacts and Counting

Please Note - This article was originally posted on Sourcecon.com in 2011.  I still feel it is relevant today so I am re-posting.

Ask Jackye: Three Million Networking Contacts and Counting

How do you source for high demand…

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Added by Jackye on February 18, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Dude Dressed Like A Lady, Now What?!

I was reading a trade industry article online and came across a question from another recruiter, I thought the question would spark a robust yet healthy dialogue. I would love to get your thoughts, read on….



Dear Staffing: Dude Dressed Like A Lady, Now What?!

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“I never, I repeat, NEVER thought that I would come across this issue in all my years of staffing but here I am and I haven’t the slightest what to do about it. I always told myself that it would not…

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Added by Tonie Snell on November 8, 2012 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Diversity Recruitment Problems Over Analyzed

Recently when I presented the “Secrets of a Successful Job Search” at the University of Utah, I asked the participants “How many of you feel you have been discriminated because of your age?” About a third of the people raised their hands.

When you read about diversity recruitment most people discuss systems and solutions but I have yet to see anyone discuss the root problem. Possibly the reason that you do not see the root cause is that most people who write on the subject are outside…

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Added by Bill Humbert on March 28, 2012 at 3:31pm — 1 Comment

Failure to plan



Its a typical Monday morning.  The staff comes in to work in the usual fashion.  The beginning of the workweek yet again, however, something is different.  Over the past couple of years, sales have been "OK" but you have seen better years in the past.  You have shrugged it off and blamed it on the bad economy.  Yes, it must be the economy.  The worst financial times since the great depression.... Right??

You check your year over year…

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Added by Tonie Snell on March 20, 2012 at 6:36pm — No Comments

An Intro to Diversity and Diversity Recruiting

An Intro to Diversity and Diversity Recruiting

I’m back from a trip to CA and a week of vacation...feeling pretty good.  I wanted to get started on a small series about Diversity and what Diversity recruiting means to me.  It’s an issue that is a real…
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Added by jeffreytmoore on October 21, 2011 at 7:37pm — 9 Comments

A Lesson for Recruiters, Corporate Gatekeepers/HR and Hiring Managers from Steve Jobs



A Toast “to the crazy ones,” by Steve Jobs

 

Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with…

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Added by Valentino Martinez on October 7, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Rambling, disconnected thoughts from a recruiter on vacation...

Vacation ramblings.......

As many of you know, I’m on vacation this week.  I didn’t want to write a full post, did that already for the Google Students site.  BUT, I did… Continue

Added by jeffreytmoore on October 6, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

5 Tips on Recruiting or Working with Asian-Americans

1. Ask us how long we have lived in the area. Do not ask us where we are REALLY from. Do not ask us what our nationality is when you mean ethnicity.  Aside from EEO issues in the US, these questions show  that you have already put us in a box as "other" and we are tired of hearing it.  Also, for Asian orphans, this can be a painful question. Some do not know. One woman I met was abandoned in Saigon as a toddler speaking Chinese in 1968. …

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Added by Bert Shimabukuro on May 24, 2011 at 8:30pm — 20 Comments

Great Minds Think...Differently!

“Great minds think alike.” We’ve all heard this phrase before.  It typically warrants saying when someone has an idea that you were already thinking about.  “Great minds think alike, huh Kirk?”  Think about that for a moment.  If all great minds thought alike, where would we be?  If… Continue

Added by Kirk Baumann on January 11, 2011 at 8:49am — 10 Comments

Social Media and Recruiting a Diverse Workforce - Can you have both???

One of the obligations of socially-conscious professionals is to “give back” to the community –

mentorships, presentations, cash, etc. Not that it is a heavy burden and I do what I can. Recently, I agreed to sit in on a focus group of HR professionals to strategize ways of attracting a diverse workforce to the

city, and our respective organizations. Our economic development group is very helpful to local companies with the problems they face and this is one of the ways they bring… Continue

Added by Nikole Tutton on June 16, 2010 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

I am Black and I am Proud

Sometimes I happen upon a bit of information that is so stunning, so out-of-this-world crazy, that I simply dismiss it as media hyperbole. This is likely what happened when someone mentioned Sammy Sosa's recent skin transformation, apparently an elective process, achieved by a "skin softening" cream.



For those of you as well-versed in baseball as I am, you likely remember… Continue

Added by Carmen Hudson on December 14, 2009 at 10:32pm — 10 Comments

Multicultural Best Practices for Career Management Professionals, Universities and Employers Webinar Series Begins May 15

The sweeping demographic transformation in the nation’s workforce is creating unique opportunities and challenges for career management professionals, universities and employers.

Success is dependent upon evolving your cultural proficiency in serving the needs of your multicultural clients and employees.



To address these demands, Global Diversity Solutions Group, LLC has partnered with… Continue

Added by Murray A. Mann on May 13, 2009 at 11:41am — No Comments

Understanding and maximizing diversity at work

In the business world, where managers are expected to find ways to improve productivity of a diverse set of employees, it is extremely important to find ways to identify the right FIT for each person in the organization based on their skills and values. Especially, in a global age where almost every large organization is spread worldwide, finding the perfect FIT by understanding the effect of local cultures on skills and values of every employee is critical.



Over these last 17+ years… Continue

Added by sundar vanchinathan on April 27, 2009 at 5:48pm — No Comments

A New Way of Leadership?

I have written a couple of posts related to gender and leadership recently (Jan 29th and February 12th). I find myself drawn back to the same topic today. There are several ideas or themes that bring me back:



* I believe very strongly that we suffer from a critical absence of real leadership today. Our current situation is framed as an economic / financial crisis, but I believe it is actually a crisis of leadership. And I have come to… Continue

Added by Joe Gerstandt on February 19, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

In Virginia? Come check it out!

Workshops and Social Media Seminar:



Very excited to be a part of this rocking event in Appomattox, Virginia coming up on March 7th.



"Do you want to learn how to use social media such as Twitter, Facebook and more? Do you want to be inspired about connecting with your community as a business leader, educator, politician or resident? If so, then this seminar is up your alley. You will learn how to use… Continue

Added by Joe Gerstandt on February 11, 2009 at 9:26am — No Comments

Good stuff for you.

Some websites I like:



The Kitchen Table Blog



I love, love, love this blog. It is a back and forth, on-going conversation between two women:



Dr. Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Associate Professor of Politics and African American Studies at Princeton University



Dr. Yolanda Pierce, Associate Professor of African American Religion and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary.



These women are… Continue

Added by Joe Gerstandt on February 6, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

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