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Workplace Diversity: ‘The Era of Colorblindness is Over’

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Workplace diversity is a pressing topic among HR pros. That attention often focuses on how diversity affects the company — but what about how minorities' experiences affect people personally and professionally? Attending to diversity actually helps to improve the workforce overall. When leaders are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, HR is empowered to put in place the strategies that are equally effective across a diversity of workers.

Can HR really fix organisations’ diversity problems?


Instances of racism, harassment and discrimination have, for many workers who identify as part of a minority group, sadly been part of and parcel of working life for too long. It’s time for a new approach to improve workplace diversity and inclusion – one focused on changing the environment in order to “de-weaponise the cultures that we oversee,” argued John Amaechi, a former NBA basketball player turned organisational psychologist, at the CIPD Festival of Work 2020. “We

What is blind recruitment, and is it effective?


Not only have there been digital advancements, such as the development of bots , there has also been a shift towards a more diverse workplace. Diversity in the workplace has been under scrutiny in recent years. Despite improvements in diversity, it’s clear we still have some way to go. In 2014 figures were released detailing that its workforce was not only 70% male, but also 61% white. The issue of diversity. Delay in discrimination.

DOL Sues Oracle for Pay Discrimination; Company Says Claims are ‘Political’

HR Daily Advisor

Department of Labor (DOL) has alleged in a lawsuit that tech company Oracle discriminates against employees and applicants on the basis of race and sex. The suit also alleges that Oracle favored Asian applicants in its recruiting and hiring practices for technical positions, such as product development. “As Federal contractors are required to comply with all applicable anti-discrimination laws,” said Thomas M. The U.S.

5 Meaningful Things Companies Are Doing to Recruit and Retain Women

Linkedin Talent Blog

Even though struggles like mine and those around equal opportunities at work are still common for women, the good news is that in the past few years I have seen companies push for meaningful change when it comes to gender diversity and equality. And as if the goodness of all this needed validation, research has proven that companies with a more even ratio of male and female employees are more productive, more innovative, and overall more successful. Diversity

“It is complicated!” With Tyler Gallagher & Jacqueline Coyle-Shapiro

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A number of reasons have been put forward that go beyond outright gender discrimination to include workplace flexibility and employer expectations. When women have perceived diversity value, they have great potential. It is complicated!

Strategies for building an inclusive workplace


Inclusion puts diversity to work, encouraging respect for individual perspectives and cultures in the workplace. An inclusive workplace also helps companies understand the needs of a diverse customer base. She affirms that: “The single most obvious reason to push hard for diversity is that promoting diversity means promoting understanding. And that leads to better products that solve problems for those who might’ve otherwise been sidelined.”.

11 Reasons You Should Work at Women-led Companies


However, gender discrimination still seems to seep into our lives. Perhaps most notably, an analysis from Quantopian, a Boston-based trading firm, found that between 2002 and 2014, companies with women in control saw returns that were 226% higher. It also revealed that women-led companies were much more effective at inspiring belief in their services and products, resulting in employee engagement that doesn’t compare to male-led companies.

Why Amazon's AI-driven high volume hiring project failed


At least that’s what Amazon was hoping for as they set up a team of engineers in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2014. Their e-commerce runs on different types of automation tools and products, ranging from; Alexa (virtual assistant AI technology), to their recommendation engine “People who bought this also bought”, all down into their warehouses where they recently placed new packing machines that pack four to five times the speed of a human packer.

i4cp 2017 Conference Day Two: Quotes and Notes


Pat Wadors, CHRO and SVP of the Global Talent Organization at LinkedIn brought her own sense of cool with an equally genuine and passionate story of belonging as the necessary third element of having a diverse and inclusive workplace. In the next session, i4cp’s CEO Kevin Oakes sat down for an informal onstage conversation with George Rose, EVP, People and Organization, Sony Pictures Entertainment to recount the 2014 cyberattack of Sony by North Korea.

Careers page 101: Everything HR managers and recruiters need to know to build an effective careers page


How can you increase diverse applicants through your careers page? Help Scout , a B2B software development company for customer support teams, advertises its open roles and attempts to attract diverse audiences while presenting its teams: Screenshot via Help Scout. Products and services. A 2014 Glassdoor study found that nine out of 10 candidates were likely to use their cell phone during their job search within the next year.