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Slow Diversity Hiring In Tech Jobs Not The Result Of Grad Rates
By: CareerCast.com
New analysis by USA today is contradicting what many technology companies have been telling us in defense of their (lack of) diversity data—a shortage in Black and Latino job seekers within the tech industry is not the reason for the demographics in Silicon Valley companies. In fact, Black and Latinos majoring in computer science and computer engineering graduate at twice the rate compared to the amount actually being hired within the tech industry. CONTINUE READING AT DIVERSITYINCmore
Eliminating Hidden Biases Key For Human Resources Departments
By: CareerCast.com
Miserable workers, hidden bias and gender disparity will be among the top issues that HR departments focus on. In an article titled “What’s in Store for HR in 2015?,” principal and founder of Bersin by Deloitte, Josh Bersin, shares nine predictions for how HR will redefine the workplace this year. Because unhappy workers can blemish a company’s reputation, making it difficult to attract talented employees, employee engagement will be a top-of-mind issue for HR professionals in 2015, Bersin wrote. Hidden bias—the tendency to harbor unconscious negative or positive prejudices about job applicants and workers—is an emerging focus for HR departments, ... more
What Does Diversity Mean to a Hiring Manager?
By: CareerCast.com
We often ask ourselves how to define the word diversity. Some define it as differences among people, with no limitations on what those differences can be. This could mean that diversity is found in a crowd of individuals who follow the Jewish and Christian faiths. To others, diversity is exclusively a term meant to describe cultural differences, and these are often defined by race or ethnicity. The word diversity can also be used by hiring managers in the workplace to refer to a desire to add more women to a male dominated field, or vice versa. Regardless of how one ... more
The Power of Diversity
By: CareerCast.com
Over the years, we’ve come to think of diversity mainly in terms of quotas and numbers. Some think of it as taking power and resources from one group and giving them to another. But diversity is something that benefits us all. Embracing diversity is one of the keys to being well in spirit, mind, and body. I’m often asked to speak about diversity for corporations that have seen how the power of diversity can support their growth. These companies have come to recognize that if they are to be more creative, productive, and profitable, they need diversity. However, as I ... more
Diversity Hiring Activity Rises Fast for Environmentalists
By: CareerCast.com
Thousands of young environmentalists from around the country are heading to Pittsburgh, planning to strengthen the green movement by involving more people of different races and backgrounds. The four-day Power Shift conference beginning Friday takes on some traditional issues in a new way. Organizers are fighting coal mining, fracking for oil and gas, and climate change, but doing it through sessions such as "Racism and the Climate Movement," ''Sex and Sustainability," ''Young Leaders from Puerto Rico's Frontlines," and "Lessons from Transgender Activism." Power Shift, the Sierra Club and other groups are making a concentrated effort to reach working-class black, Latino, ... more
The December Dilemma And What To Say Around The Holidays
By: CareerCast.com
The “December Dilemma” is coming. It’s that time of the year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, when multiple religious (and secular) holidays collide. It’s a time for celebration but also a time when people with good intentions often find themselves caught in the middle of toxic miscommunications and unintended conflicts. But this doesn’t have to happen to you. Here are six simple steps for diversity and inclusion and HR managers to master the December Dilemma this year: 1. Accept the challenge, take a deep breath, and get started. Pretending that the December Dilemma doesn’t exist won’t make it go ... more
Study Finds Women Are Less Likely To See Online Ads For High Paying Jobs
By: CareerCast.com
Men are more likely to be shown online ads for high-paying executive jobs than women, according to Carnegie Mellon University researchers. The finding is a result of experiments with simulated user profiles to analyze targeted advertisements served by Google’s DoubleClick ad network on third-party websites. The study shows that gender discrimination in the world of targeted ads is real. But the researchers don’t know who or what is responsible, Anupam Datta, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering said in a press release. Datta and his colleagues presented their results at the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposiumin Philadelphia last week. The ... 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
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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