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Companies Balance Work And Life
By: CareerCast.com
In today’s consumer marketplace, people can customize and personalize just about anything they want, from clothing to ring tones. So why not careers? Despite the recession, nearly 81 percent of U.S. employers are maintaining and 13 percent are increasing the flexibility they offer their employees, according to a Families and Work Institute study. And the most progressive companies, The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity, offer more benefits with more sustainable results. In the past, flexible schedules most often were granted to new mothers and those with serious family concerns, such as a terminally ill relative. Today, however, progressive companies ... more
Diversity Connection on Social Media
By: CareerCast.com
It's easy to determine how many users actively engage with each major social network. The companies reveal that information at every earnings call. When it comes to divulging the demographics of their user bases, however, companies such as Facebook and Twitter remain tight-lipped. But now we know the most racially diverse social network in the U.S.: congratulations, Instagram. The data was revealed in a Wall Street Journal story about Twitter touting its diversity to lure advertisers. Twitter has gone so far as to hire a "multicultural strategist" in November to lead "its effort to target black, Hispanic and Asian-American users." ... more
Practices For Diversity Recruiting In STEM
By: CareerCast.com
Unfortunately, I have found that corporate recruiting leaders spend way too much time complaining about the many problems associated with successfully recruiting STEM women and other diversity hires. What is needed is less talk and more practical, proven recruiting solutions. The goal of this complete article is to provide 25+ leading-edge best practices in recruiting that have proven to be effective at major firms. Referrals Are the Best Way to Successfully Recruit Top STEM Women Among all sources, referrals routinely produce the best on-the-job performers with the highest retention rates. But they can be especially effective on employed women. This ... more
Tech Gender Gap Starts at Entry-Level Opportunities
By: CareerCast.com
Women aren't even landing many entry-level jobs in the tech industry, per a new report — but proceed with caution before chalking it up to a problem with the talent pool. According to the report , from McKinsey, women in the tech industry hold only 37% of entry-level jobs. That number is significantly lower than the 47% of women who, on average, are offered entry-level positions in other industries. McKinsey attributed the disparities to the tech industry's "pipeline problem," or that the tech industry doesn't have enough women with relevant college degrees in its talent pool. READ MORE AT MASHABLEmore
Biggest Diversity Challenges To Address in 2012
By: CareerCast.com
Diversity in the workplace has been a top priority since the enactment of Title VII in 1964. With the passage of subsequent anti-discrimination regulations, lawmakers have been engaged in the creation of workplaces that are comprised of a wide range of people from varied cultures, races, and diverse interests. Overwhelming evidence supports diversity in the workplace, yet problems and issues persist, together with several new issues that have arisen out of changes in America's workforce demographic. Here are some of the groups likely to experience challenges due to diversity bias this year. Women As of 2011, women comprise nearly half ... more
Diversity Interview Do's and Don'ts
By: CareerCast.com
Finding a job depends on a successful interview. You may arrive to the interview early with a polished resume in hand and a bright smile, however, pre-employment interviews are used to filter out applicants from being considered for employment. Interviewers are looking for any reason to reduce their candidate pool to just a few. Therefore, as a diversity candidate, making a solid first impression is vital. To increase your chances of impressing the interviewer and possibly landing the position, there are several things to keep in mind. Below are six interview tips to help you prepare for that special day. ... more
Crafting The Right Resume
By: CareerCast.com
No doubt you’ve written plenty of cover letters. But the way we get jobs is changing fast. These days, more often than not, your word choice will affect not only how it’s received by the person who’s hiring, but also by the software (applicant tracking system, or ATS) that does the initial screening. Here’s how to get noticed by both the humans and the machines. Get keyword savvy You can describe your sterling qualifications in many ways, but your cover letter should be chock-full of the keywords included in the job description—otherwise the software will weed you out before the ... more
Top Locations for Minority-Driven Entrepreneurship
By: CareerCast.com
As the rapidly changing demographics of the U.S. shape the future economic landscape, policymakers have been occupied with finding ways to encourage and support more minority business ownership. As part of that work, they might want to take a look at areas in which people of color already own a majority of businesses. The border metro area of Laredo, Texas, had the largest share of businesses owned by minorities: almost three-quarters of all firms were minority-owned. Laredo was followed by McAllen, Texas (72%); Honolulu, (66%); El Paso and Brownsville, Texas (65%); El Centro, Calif. (60%); and Miami-Fort Lauderdale, (53%). Of ... more
Top Tech Companies For Women
By: CareerCast.com
If there's anything the Ellen Pao trial showed, it's that sexism is still alive in Silicon Valley. But some tech companies are trying to change that. The Anita Borg Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of women in technology, has released a study on the top companies in the world for female technologists. It analyzed 35 companies with a combined workforce of more than 435,000 technical employees, 91,000 of which were women. ABI also measured the representation of women at entry, mid, senior and executive levels, as well as the recruitment and promotion of women. The list boiled down ... more
Embracing The Benefits of Workplace Diversity
By: CareerCast.com
As Pride Month concludes, the words of Sec. of Labor Tom Perez bear repeating: "Protecting the workplace rights of LGBT workers is a moral imperative." In 2015, the Executive Order on LGBT Workplace Discrimination went into effect, guaranteeing LGBT workers freedom from discriminatory hiring practices when applying for federal contracting and/or subcontracting positions. Private employers following the lead and proactively working to foster a workplace that is more inclusive will find tremendous benefits -- both for the employer and employees. For example, a McKinsey report . found the top quarter of employers who emphasized diversity hiring practices found a likelihood ... more