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Cleveland Program Becoming An Example Of Entrepreneurial Opportunity
By: CareerCast.com
A new investment program designed to grow business in Northeast Ohio is helping minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs) and women-owned business enterprises (WBEs) take advantage of the region’s economic growth. Strategic investments and a booming manufacturing industry have combined to help Northeastern Ohio become one of the top six industrial markets in North America. In 2012, the region saw the creation of 36,383 jobs, $1.7 billion in payroll and $1.8 billion in capital investment, according to a report by local economic development organization Cleveland Plus. But in many ways, the investment boom is an unfinished story. Who ultimately benefits from this ...
Developing Comprehensive Diversity Programs For Transgender Inclusion
By: CareerCast.com
A growing audience is exploring previously unknown issues related to gender identification, thus gaining a newfound understanding and tolerance. It’s time for society as a whole, especially the workplace, to do the same. More and more businesses are recognizing the harassment and discrimination facing transgender individuals, even in the most liberal cities and industries. Transgender rights are slowly coming to the forefront, being confronted with the same level of seriousness as minorities, older workers, and the disabled. This makes good sense, as well as big dollars and cents, according to some in HR who have taken the lead on this ...
Incentivizing Diversity Referrals And Seeing Results
By: CareerCast.com
As a result of providing corporate diversity and STEM recruiting solutions, we receive lots of questions in this area. By far, the most frequently asked question is “What single best practice has the most dramatic impact on diversity recruiting results?” Well without hesitation, our answer is … “Focus your referral program on diversity and offer a significantly higher referral bonus for diversity hires.” You may think that paying an extra bonus amount for diversity referral hires is a theoretical approach, but you would be wrong. Intel is the latest firm to jump on the “diversity bonus” bandwagon. It recently announced ...
Do Your Execs Have Hidden Biases?
By: CareerCast.com
Increased cultural competence in the workplace has led Toyota Financial Services’ employees to be more sensitive in the community—and that’s increased their business, says George Borst, president and CEO. Borst was interviewed by phone by DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti and discussed the strong emphasis on training, mentoring and succession planning – and the results they are having. He also emphasized TFS’ community involvement and efforts to implement equity in credit ratings. Toyota is No. 46 in the 2011 DiversityInc Top 50 more...
Is Your Diction Grounds for Discrimination?
By: CareerCast.com
You know how it goes when you're looking for a job : You email out a lot of resumes and wait to hear back. A few days later, you're still waiting. After about a week, you start calling the companies where you applied, asking each one if they got your resume, if the position is still open, and when they're going to call you in for an interview. You're polite, you're professional and you're persistent, but you might have just talked your way out of a job. You may be a victim of linguistic profiling, a form of discrimination where ...
Women And Executive Positions
By: CareerCast.com
American women pursue equal rights in the workplace. An irony of that workplace chase is that women are disproportionately represented in executive management and on corporate boards when women are America’s primary buying force in a consumer-driven economy. Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and author of the best-seller “Lean In,” said at her 2010 TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference that role models are one of the three most essential needs for increasing the number of women in executive positions. The other two are the will to lead and life balance. Why do most major companies fail to ...
Study Shows Diversity Hiring Boosts Businesses
By: CareerCast.com
Really, companies shouldn’t need any convincing about why they should hire more women onto their staffs. The gender gap in American leadership is abysmal, diversity breeds better ideas — you know all of this. But as you also know, executives like seeing the numbers when it comes to their business decisions. Luckily, we’ve found the stats to prove once and for all why it’s really worth hiring more women. The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, a nonprofit that seeks to help women advance in the field of technology, recently published a new paper called The Case for Investing ...
Common Errors In Diversity Recruiting
By: CareerCast.com
In case you missed it, there was a great deal of publicity generated recently when Google’s Laszlo Bock openly announced Google’s diversity numbers. Even Google was disappointed in them, but that shouldn’t be a surprise. Almost every major corporation struggles with meeting their diversity goals as a result of a poorly designed diversity recruiting effort that hasn’t changed much since the 1970s. As a corporate recruiting expert, I continually analyze recruiting approaches of all types, and in my experience, diversity recruiting is the worst-performing one among all recruiting sub-programs. In fact, when people ask me “what’s wrong with diversity recruiting?” ...
Ruling Against Defense of Marriage Act Is Major Diversity Victory
By: CareerCast.com
Diversity and inclusion advocates are celebrating a major legal victory in the civil-rights battle of this century on marriage equality. A Boston federal court determined that portions of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) are unconstitutional, bringing the case to the Supreme Court and the strong possibility that the law will be permanently overturned. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston, in a unanimous and bipartisan decision, ruled that the federal law defining legal marriage as only between a man and a woman deprives same-sex couples of the same rights heterosexual couples have when receiving federal benefits, including ...
Is a Second Language Helpful or Harmful?
By: CareerCast.com
The ability to speak multiple languages has always been viewed as a great skill and talent to have and to list on your resume, but can being fluent in several languages cause discrimination or bias in the workplace? Multilingualism plays a huge role in the global workplace. As immigration rates increase and international business demands continue, so does the need for workers that can bridge those language barriers. Employers, especially those that profit mainly from international business, value bilingual workers who are able to perform the job function with dual-capabilities rather than paying two separate salaries. Bilingual people also hold ...