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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 ...
Know Your Rights: What Interviewers Can't Ask You
Fortunately, most businesses recognize the value of hiring a diverse workforce, and they make sure interviewers understand and respect that goal. For those companies, equal employment opportunities are the norm. However, discrimination still occurs during job interviews every day, which can prevent qualified candidates from being hired and subvert the benefits that a diverse workforce creates. To be sure, one of the most insidious settings where your rights can be violated is the job interview. The questioner may be prejudiced or ignorant; whatever the reason, you are asked questions that employers are not permitted to ask job applicants. Here’s an ...
Diversity Interview Do's and Don'ts
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. ...
Crafting The Right Resume
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 ...
Top Locations for Minority-Driven Entrepreneurship
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 ...
Top Tech Companies For Women
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 ...