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Racial discrimination has had a profoundly negative impact on the economy.
A new study finds that racial discrimination has had a profoundly negative impact on the economy, underscoring the importance of diversity-focused hiring.
Gender Biases in the Workplace
By: Georgene Huang
How many times have you been told to smile? If you’re a woman, chances are you’ve been told to smile — not for a picture, but just because you should be smiling — far more than you’re comfortable with. And you’ve probably heard all these cringeworthy phrases before: “Why don’t you smile, sweetheart?” “Nobody likes a grumpy girl.” “You look so much nicer when you smile.” For many women, this is infuriating. It perpetuates the stereotype that female professionals should be happy and perky. It implies we aren’t allowed to be focused or hardworking. And, worst of all, the words ...
Diversity Age Differences
A new report from XpertHR explains the differences in managing generations with typically widely divergent views on employee-employer dynamics.
Gender Pay Gap
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.
Big Data Becoming An Important Tool For Workplace Diversity
Peruse the 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 ...
Diversity and Leadership - Smart Leaders Model Diversity Thinking
As the business sector grapples with the rapidly shrinking global economy, and the ever-expanding technological era, diversity and leadership go hand-in-hand. Albert Einstein said, "we can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them," which is why diversity of thought is such a key management strategy. Today's leaders need to be able to break the barriers of "normal" to find creative and innovative ways to solve problems, and to see a genuine return on investment (ROI). They must understand that diversity of thought, word, and deed can go a long way towards charting ...
Assessing Your Inner Circle
Our society emphasizes friends, family and co-workers as essential parts of our emotional and professional support system. Friends can offer distraction and encouragement, family members give unconditional love and co-workers may provide a sense of camaraderie and even professional advice. However, there are times when we need a fourth type of support in the form of a personal board of directors. A personal board of directors is usually made up of up to six professionals in your age group—but not necessarily in your industry—who meet once a month to for brainstorming and encouragement. In his book, Who’s Got Your Back ...
States With LGBT Anti-Discrimination Laws Are Best For Employees, Study Finds
States with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) anti-discrimination legislation are the best for LGBT employment, an XpertHR report finds . There are no federal laws on the books specifically addressing the protection of LGBT employment rights. However, 16 states passed such laws. Each of the 10 states ranked as the best for LGBT employment enacted LGBT anti-discrimination legislation: California, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. XpertHR reports its study was “compiled…based on their state specific laws which prohibit discrimination, the availability of same-sex marriage and other benefits, the state laws with regard to ...
Slow Diversity Hiring In Tech Jobs Not The Result Of Grad Rates
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 DIVERSITYINC
Eliminating Hidden Biases Key For Human Resources Departments
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, ...