Workplace Diversity: ‘The Era of Colorblindness is Over’

Cornerstone On Demand

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.

Talent Management in the Creative Economy

Eightfold

Cultivating creative talent stands to transform companies, industries, and the entire economy. Because creativity is inherently a human trait, however, the basis for a strong and sustainable creative economy lies in the talents and abilities of creative workers.

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Gender Diversity in the Workplace: A Problem That Just Isn’t Improving

TLNT: The Business of HR

Focusing on diversity in the workplace is an essential step in building a great culture. Advancing gender diversity is a key focus area that organizations should look to, armed with the knowledge that there is still significant progress to make before most workplaces achieve true gender equality. Global HR Talent Management Best practices Change management Diversity gender issues global HR management HR News HR trends talent management

The MUSTS of Talent Management

Cielo HR Leader

Culture and engagement have never been more prevalent, as organizations are shifting from strictly seeking hard skills to placing soft skills, personality and character traits on equal ground. Coinciding with Cielo’s brand launch on May 12, 2014 , and to demonstrate the importance of proactively supporting cultural diversity, work-life balance and employee engagement, we introduced the Cielo Talent Activation Index. Embracing cultural diversity.

How Employers Can Promote Diversity and Inclusion At Work

Ceridian

As a young, female broadcaster, the biggest barrier that I faced was equal pay for equal work. The most obvious example of this was when I was a Promotions Manager for a radio station where, at age 25, I had responsibility for a small team and a sizeable budget. Diversity and inclusion are imperatives to a business, both economically and culturally. Related: A diverse & inclusive company culture is not just an HR initiative.

Don’t Let Bias Affect Assessment Of Employee Performance

TalentCulture

A manager who spent 20 years working in startup environments might have a very fast-paced approach, while a manager with an engineering background will have preferences that lean toward detail and process. Likewise, leaders can have an equally difficult time conducting an objective assessment of an employee who is similar to them. This “halo effect” leads managers to see these employees in a positive light, even if job performance is less than stellar.

Innovative HR and Why Technology Innovators Can’t Survive Without It

Visier

Editor’s note: This popular post has been updated with new data and information to ensure you’re ready for the talent demands of today and the future. As a tech company, we experience first hand the challenges faced by HR and business leaders in the hyper-competitive tech talent market. And to support this growth, companies will go to extraordinary lengths to outdo each other in offering that one special perk that will give them an advantage to attract talent.

A look at skills assessments, bias and stereotypes

CLO Magazine

Strength and skill assessments are currently widely used in learning and development because they help managers and people leaders learn more about the individuals who make up their company or team.

The Benefit of More Women in Leadership Roles

Women of HR

However, the persisting imbalance of women in positions of power has started a debate in corporate circles about the viability of a gender quota so as to encourage gender equality in corporate positions of power. But why so much hoopla about gender equality? Despite these facts, we see a very limited participation of women in boardroom discussions and at the upper management level. Business and Workplace gender equality Leadership Saurabh Tyagi women workplace

RedBranchWeekly: Action-Packed Recruitment Tips & Management Ideas

marenated HR

Hello, Friday and hello recruiting and management tips! This week our partners at ClearCompany, WCN, Talent Tech Labs and iRevü shared some amazing nuggets of advice. From hiring a more diverse workforce to understanding what drives candidate interest, these recruitment tips, management ideas and success stories will leave you with actionable ways to approach your own talent management strategy. Companies need diversity. By: Marissa Litty.

5 Reasons Why Recruits Secretly Hate Their Hiring Managers

Capterra

What do you wish hiring managers knew? Unempathetic hiring managers. How do you expect me to keep current experience on my resume if you don’t consider volunteer work in that field as real or equal experience? I wish that hiring managers knew that just because I went from student assistant jobs in college to working minimum wage customer service doesn’t mean something is wrong with me or my work ethic. Man, this is awkward.

The Rise of the People Strategy Platform

Visier

Management consultant Ram Charan, McKinsey & Co global managing director Dominic Barton, and Korn Ferry vice chairman Dennis Carey have gone so far as to recommend (in their HBR article, People Before Strategy ) that “the CEO should create a triumvirate at the top of the corporation that includes both the CFO and the CHRO” that “makes the connection between the organization and business results.”. Embrace diversity.

Redesigning organizations to unleash the untapped power of teams

HR Times

Talent models are expanding…faster than talent management styles. Organizations are grappling to manage quadri-generational workforces…with Generation X moving into leadership roles. 2: Leading organizations craft a multichannel workforce strategy that optimizes a diverse and augmented workforce of full and part time employees, contractors, crowds, and robots. 9 Engagement equals exponential impact. Jacob Morgan, Wiley, 2014.

Four Reasons Private Equity Firms Are Rethinking Their Workforce Investments

SuccessFactors

Most methods used by private equity (PE) firms for enhancing business value, beyond pure financial engineering, involve optimizing people management in some way, such as restructuring teams, bringing in new talent, refreshing training programs, or modifying incentive structures. An organization’s talent is increasingly its greatest source of value creation, market differentiation, and innovation. To attract, retain, and align the right talent.

Four Reasons Private Equity Firms Are Rethinking Their Workforce Investments

SuccessFactors

Most methods used by private equity (PE) firms for enhancing business value, beyond pure financial engineering, involve optimizing people management in some way, such as restructuring teams, bringing in new talent, refreshing training programs, or modifying incentive structures. An organization’s talent is increasingly its greatest source of value creation, market differentiation, and innovation. To attract, retain, and align the right talent.

A Guide to Strategic Workforce Planning

Analytics in HR

According to Evers (2014), strategic workforce planning is becoming increasingly important for a number of reasons. Talent management: Talented employees form a competitive advantage for the company. Having people with the right drive and lining up a talent pipeline to replace the aging group of senior management and executives in the company is essential. Overhead and management are of secondary concern.

10 Tips for Fostering Team Success

Bonusly

According to a 2014 Harvard Business Review article , the vision says what the organization wishes to be like in some years’ time. While it’s important to maintain openness and transparency in group communications, it’s equally important to do so within an environment of psychological safety. Embrace diversity. Diversity is a meaningful competitive advantage for any team. Diversity provides a broader vision and a stronger team.

Redesigning organizations to unleash the untapped power of teams

Bersin

Talent models are expanding…faster than talent management styles. Organizations are grappling to manage quadri-generational workforces…with Generation X moving into leadership roles. 2: Leading organizations craft a multichannel workforce strategy that optimizes a diverse and augmented workforce of full and part time employees, contractors, crowds, and robots. 9 Engagement equals exponential impact. Jacob Morgan, Wiley, 2014.

Recognizing Across Cultures: Scandinavia

WorkHuman

It might seem, at first glance, like such an equality- and values-driven culture would be very good at recognition and reward. Receiving a personal feedback for a well done work from the manager or a colleague, maintains the employee in a positive thinking way about their job and make them give an extra mile to achieve the organization’s goals.” In my country,” writes blogger Peter Sterlacci , “people sit and wait for managers and peers to recognize them.

Does Your Organization Have a Language Strategy?

NCHRA

As organizations increasingly develop internationally, every organization must be able to leverage talent, expertise, creativity, and relationships from multiple geographical areas, cultures, and languages. Today's workplaces are often linguistically and culturally diverse. With attention to a language and cultural strategy, leaders in any organization can acquire and grow the talent needed to compete both globally and locally. Assessing Talent Accurately.