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Gender Pay Gap
By: CareerCast.com
Improvements in the gender wage gap have been made in the last 35 years, though very gradually. The gap is shrinking for a younger generation, however.more
Big Data Becoming An Important Tool For Workplace Diversity
By: CareerCast.com
Peruse the CareerCast.com Jobs Rated Report for 2015, and you'll notice careers linked to statistical and consumer analysis rank among the best: data scientist, market research analyst, statistician. Data analysis plays an integral role in helping businesses tailor products and marketing to consumers. Analytics can also help predict risk in the workplace . And, as the U.S. Department of Labor outlines, employers can turn to data analysis to combat issues of workforce inequality. In a January 2016 column , the DOL details how the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission plans to implement statistics compiled from the Employer Information Report to better ... more
How to Identify Hidden Biases
By: CareerCast.com
Have you looked around the office and noticed the managers all happen to be male? Perhaps the clerical staff are predominantly female. What is the general ratio between white and non-white employees? Is there a disabled member of your staff that doesn't seem to be advancing, even though he/she is as exemplary as his/her counterparts? These are the kinds of questions that need to be asked when it comes to identifying hidden biases in the workplace. How to Identify Hidden Biases If you are a Human Resources employee, the buck starts with you. If you are not an HR staffer, ... more
Tips for Women Entrepreneurs
By: CareerCast.com
You had the vision, passion and courage to start your own business and become a woman entrepreneur. You took that first giant step. Now you need to take the next step, and start running that marathon. You need a trainer, a mentor...you need investment funding. In my recent interview with Mia Toschi on Ebru Today, we talked about some tips for women entrepreneurs to succeed. One tip is to network at conferences, and when the opportunity arises, pitch your business plan and/or products. I understand how challenging it is to pitch your business and products to investors, the media or ... more
Challenges For Job Seekers 50 Years And Older
By: CareerCast.com
A new Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll finds many people over 50 reporting great difficulty finding work and feeling that their age is a factor. After Worboys was laid off and his hunt for another teaching job was fruitless, he sought counseling positions. When those leads dried up, he applied for jobs in juvenile detention centers, in sales and elsewhere. He finally settled for part-time work, all the while still scouring online listings and sending out applications each week. "They're looking for the younger person," he said. "They look at the number 65 and they don't bother ... more
Investment In Diversity In Technology In 2015
By: CareerCast.com
It’s time for the tech industry to walk the walk when it comes to women and minorities in the tech and gaming industries. That’s the surprise message delivered by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich as he unveiled a $300 million diversity initiative and a plan to make his company diverse from top to bottom. “It’s not enough to say we value diversity,” said Krzanich, unless his company and the industry fully represent women and minorities. He noted the wave of diversity reports from major technology companies, virtually all of which paint a bleak picture of diversity, with many of the companies' ... more
Building Workplace Diversity Starts With You
By: CareerCast.com
Six years and several jobs in politics and corporate finance later, I've learned how to put the theory into practice as well as how to show leadership on diversity — wherever you are in your career. 1. Learn what diversity actually means A common mistake people make is to think diversity only pertains to race and gender. It's completely understandable: Whether we're male or female, black or white, gender and race are social characteristics we notice about each other almost immediately. Just remember, diversity also includes characteristics you may not be able to see, like disability, sexuality, and religious beliefs. ... more
Things Not to Say: Things NEVER to Say to a Foreign-Born Colleague
By: CareerCast.com
Since 1 in 7 employees in the United States is foreign born, according to the Congressional Budget Office, you’re likely to work with someone whose origins are from another country (if you aren’t already). But that healthy workplace relationship can quickly turn sour because of a seemingly innocent remark or question made on your part. How to avoid this situation? more...more
How Mentoring Programs Can Work
By: CareerCast.com
Formal cross-cultural mentoring programs are increasing at DiversityInc Top 50 companies because, our data show, they increase diversity in management representation. Forty-six percent more managers in DiversityInc Top 50 companies participate in mentoring today than five years ago, and 100 percent now have formal mentoring programs (up from 72 percent in 2007). How can your company successfully launch a cross-cultural mentoring or sponsorship program? In our diversity web seminar on mentoring and sponsorship, BASF’s Chief Diversity Officer Patricia Rossman, and Deloitte Consulting’s Kelvin Womack, Principal, Lead Client Service Partner, Federal Health Practice, and Managing Principal, Diversity, discussed: How BASF Successfully ... more
How Older Workers Can Stay Ahead In The Job Market
By: CareerCast.com
The job market is improving overall, but it's still a tough row to hoe for 50-somethings. According to AARP , the length of the median job hunt for workers age 55 or older is nearly a year. If this is you, consider these tips: Rethink your resume. Does it list every job you've ever had? Don't bother. You should include only the most recent ones (nothing from more than 15 years ago unless it's huge). Remember that employers care much more about what you can do for them now than what you did in the '80s. Look for industries in ... more