WorkHuman Session Spotlight: Empowering through Diversity and Equality

WorkHuman

Diversity means different things to various people. Some people think diversity applies to physical differences, such as race and gender. Others think of diversity in terms of ability. Finally, some people equate diversity with preferences. By Laurie Ruettimann —.

Top 5 Themes at HR Tech 2017

WorkHuman

Diversity & Inclusion. It’s not enough to check off the diversity box. Diversity is the what, inclusion is the how, and diversity doesn’t work without inclusion,” said Rita Mitjans , chief diversity and corporate social responsibility officer at ADP.

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Without Retention, Diversity Efforts Fall Short

Reflektive

Building diversity in the workplace is an initiative HR leaders cannot afford to miss. Companies with diverse workforces are proven to deliver higher performance and greater innovation. Therefore, many technology companies are directing large sums of money to increase internal diversity metrics and cultivate a broader pipeline of minority candidates. Despite investment in equal-opportunity hiring practices, diversity numbers are unimpressive Click To Tweet.

Diverse Organizations Outperform, and These 9 Companies Can Help

Reflektive

Organizations that promote diverse teams , especially within leadership, outperform homogenous teams. Understanding unique backgrounds of individuals can help companies appeal to a broader range of talent and reach diverse markets. Equality is good for men, too.

Making the Connection: Diversity & Profits

Everwise

Having a robust diversity & inclusion (D&I) program at your company is no longer a nice to have. It is a must: the business case for diversity has become undeniable, as company after company discovers that improved D&I is directly correlated with better business performance. Research conducted by McKinsey & Company found that when it comes to the bottom line, diversity matters. Diversity of Thought for Better Decision Making.

Employee Referrals: A Players, Diversity Hiring, and Key Benefits

UpstartHR

Using Referrals to Improve Diversity Diversity has become an HR buzzword, thrown around in meetings and leveraged for positive PR, but what does diversity really mean? Legally, diversity refers to the age, socioeconomic background, gender, race and ethnicity differences in your workforce. Diversity sourcing, by extension, is a dedicated effort to attract, engage, and hire a diverse slate of candidates. Diversity begins and ends with your company culture.

Experts Examine How to Improve Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

Spark Hire

It is easy for companies to say they offer job diversity, but only the ones that embed inclusion and diversity in their everyday practices are truly diverse organizations. One area to practice diversity and inclusion is during the hiring process.

Sparking The Tipping Point: 4 Ways You Can Fight For Diversity & Inclusion

Ultimate Software

March is Women’s History Month, and we’re talking all things Diversity & Inclusion. Then there are the millions of users who covet smart products such as wearable technology and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. But there’s a disturbing lack of diversity within the tech industry.

Inspiring Young Women As Future Data Scientists And Supporting The UN’s Global Goal For Gender Equality

SuccessFactors

A call for greater gender diversity in data science. Such efforts include commitments to place women in 25% of all leadership roles, leadership excellence acceleration , and certification for economic dividends for gender equality.

High Performing Organizations Have Leadership Diversity – #LeadLikeAGirl

HR Bartender

Women have and continue to create, discover, and innovate new products and services for the global economy. Our goal is to have findings to share in early 2017. Byham] In the August issue of Harvard Business Review, there’s an article about “ Why Diversity Programs Fail.”

How to Leverage Diversity & Inclusion as a Competitive Advantage

Everwise

According to Ted Colbert , Boeing’s Chief Information Officer, “The best workforce is a diverse workforce.” Countless studies support this statement , directly linking organizational Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) to higher profits. Diversity of experience and opinion has been tied to innovation and creativity of thought time and again. One Forbes Study identified workforce diversity and inclusion as a key driver of innovation.

You Can’t Ignore Business Ethics & Social Responsibility in 2017

WorkHuman

Make sure your culture is encouraging deep and productive relationships. I don’t diminish the challenge of creating a strong sense of culture among diverse cultures. However, just bringing together more than one person brings about some level diversity. I think today we often recognize those things that are not OK in our world, and we equally need to recognize and honor those things that are really beautiful.

Why Diversity Messaging Matters

Cangrade

Diversity can be a very valuable thing. Organizations with more diverse employees tend to be more successful. 95% believe that a more diverse workforce will make their company more innovative. 84% say that problems with diversity lead to employee turnover.

Want to Retain Women Leaders? Look Beyond Maternity Leave

HR Bartender

As more companies – especially technology, science, and engineering industries – are struggling to meet diversity and inclusion goals, HR professionals should consider developing programs focused on retaining working mothers.

Top 7 HR trends in 2017 to watch out for

Interact-Intranet

2017 is officially up and running, and analysts and business management globally are determining priorities for the coming 12 months and beyond. Widening skill gaps, the corporate glass ceiling and questions of diversity, equality and corporate responsibility continue to echo.

The Top 10 Strategic HR and TA Metrics That CEOs Want to See

Visier

So, if your metrics don’t directly and unambiguously cover strategic goals like increasing revenue, productivity, or innovation, they simply won’t drive executives to act. This metric is widely accepted by CFOs as the standard workforce productivity metric.

Why it’s Essential to Cultivate Diversity and Celebrate Individuality

Thrive Global

Diversity is key to business success in today’s competitive business market. It’s so central that a recent McKinsey study showed that companies that are more gender diverse are 21% more likely to outperform others. Those that are ethnically diverse are 33% more likely to outperform others. So how do you cultivate diversity and celebrate individuality? Here are five ways you can cultivate diversity and celebrate individuality to help bolster and build your business.

#HotInHR: 5 Jobs Robots Will Take First, Banking Industry Addresses Diversity, Scraping By on Six Figures?

Advos

Banking Industry Addresses Diversity, Adding Women to Boards – NYT. Banking and capital markets, often viewed as dominated by men, achieved high scores in a newly released survey measuring the diversity in their director ranks. Related : Intel Says It Has Achieved 100% Equal Pay for All Women and Underrepresented Minorities. Diversity… Click To Tweet. Tags: Women, Equal Pay, Diversity. Sign-Up For Our Weekly Recap Of HR Funding News.

Understanding the Big Picture of Workplace Diversity

HR Daily Advisor

More and more employers are realizing the advantages of a diverse workforce and are putting considerable effort into attracting workers from varied backgrounds who bring varied strengths. But diversity is about much more. Promoting Diversity Programs.

Workplace Trends to Watch in 2017

HR Daily Advisor

That’s what I expect for 2017. Where telecommuting was the trend in years past, in 2017 we’ll see new trends emerge as companies adapt to distributed workforces. Here are six workplace trends to watch in 2017. This trend toward consumerism in HR reflects how savvy people have become as consumers of products and services. Tackling this challenge will be a big trend in 2017 and beyond. The post Workplace Trends to Watch in 2017 appeared first on HR Daily Advisor.

Top 7 Tips to Increase Employee Productivity in 2017

Zenefits

Creating an inspiring environment that fuels employee productivity is a lot easier said than done. Understand the difference between efficiency and productivity. In a March 2017 article titled “ Great Companies Obsess Over Productivity, Not Efficiency ” for Harvard Business Review, Michael Mankins writes that “efficiency is about doing the same with less.” Business productivity, however, is tied to the product of performance.

How a Diversity Scorecard Helps Salesforce Keep Equality Top of Mind for Its Leaders

Linkedin Talent Blog

But, increasingly, it’s making a name for itself as a leader on diversity issues — it has spent millions to close gender and racial pay gaps and taken frontline stands on issues impacting the LGBTQ+ community. Pay attention to the diversity scorecards they’re going to be receiving. “We

Create an Inclusive Work Environment Across Generations

Everwise

This diversity of generations can also create a lack of understanding or a tendency towards bias, however unintentional. Welcome diversity of perspective. Doing so will set the stage for a productive working relationship, rather than a combative or dismissive one.

When Hiring for Culture Fit, Make Sure You Aren’t Sacrificing Diversity

HR Daily Advisor

Employees who are good culture fits are those who mesh well both professionally and personally – the idea being that a team of employees who believe in your company mission and get along well enough to grab post-work drinks together will be more productive.

Teach Workers to Celebrate Diversity on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

HR Daily Advisor

Regardless of your organization’s pay practices, this holiday is a great time to celebrate diversity in your workplace. Help employees learn to respect each other’s differences so they can understand each other, communicate effectively, and work together productively.

How to Be a More Strategic HR Leader in 2017

WorkHuman

How can we be more strategic tackling some of today’s greatest workforce challenges – like the skills gap, generational diversity, and the growing population of contract workers? How can managers better motivate such a diverse group? Bill Castellano, Ph.D.,

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3 SMB Trends for 2017 That Every Employer Needs to Know

Compensation Today

The result: a clear look at the changing face of Canadian small businesses in 2017. We sat down with Taylor to discuss three major SMB trends for 2017, and how they are impacting hiring in the coming year.

Develop Your Pay Equity Action Plan

Compensation Today

Happy Equal Pay Day? Equal Pay Day is the day in the year when women’s wages catch up to men’s wages from the prior year. A lot of attention has come to equal pay recently, whether the U.S. Access to equal opportunity is necessary.” Next, reflect your customer diversity.

Construction and Diversity: Are You Being Left Behind?

BirdDogHR - Recruitment

Construction and Diversity: Are You Being Left Behind? July 18, 2017. The article advocates for diversity as a way to broaden the workforce and ensure that everyone who can work, is. Here’s how to encourage diversity in your construction business. July 18, 2017.

The New Meaning of the Equal Pay Act?s Promise of Pay Equity

HR Daily Advisor

Never before has the Equal Pay Act (EPA) gotten so much attention. The EPA includes only four defenses to a claim of unequal pay: A seniority system; A merit system; A system that measures earnings by quantity or quality of product; or. 2017).

How to hire more women in tech sales

Workable

Throughout my career, I’ve observed that the highest performing teams have a common denominator: diversity. And, gender diversity is an undeniable variable in successful teams. I’m proud to say these teams are equal parts male and female (and shall continue to be so.).

AI and the Search for a More Diverse Workforce

HR Daily Advisor

Any executive or hiring professional, particularly in tech, knows that recruiting and retaining diverse talent is one of the biggest challenges in the industry. study , researchers discovered that greater gender diversity on the executive team could positively affect performance.

Employee Onboarding Best Practices: A Technology Perspective

EmployeeConnect

In fact, statistics show that employee onboarding programs can increase retention rates by as much as 25 percent while improving productivity by 11 percent. These compliance issues might involve equality and diversity, health and safety regulations, certifications, data protection, employment contacts and physical compliance to empower employees who have disabilities. The employee onboarding process is no longer used just for administrative issues.

Influence Your CEO With WOW And OW! Talent Data

Visier

Simply because you can’t increase revenue without satisfying customers and producing a product that sells more or that you can charge a premium for. Recommended Read: 7 Ways to Improve your Hiring In 2017. Innovation… plus productivity.

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Fine, Be a Bigot

PerformanceICreate

The laws, and accompanying regulations, suggest an employee’s value should be based on productivity, quality, service, knowledge, merit and other job related issues and NOT her/his protected class.

#WorkTrends Recap: We Can’t Talk about That at Work!

TalentCulture

Patrick welcomed diversity and inclusion strategist Mary-Frances Winters , Founder and President of The Winters Group, Inc. , We discussed how to build a framework for creating inclusive environments that lead to more productive teams and respectful workplaces.

Publicly Shaming Good People Removes Them From the Conversation on Change.

The HR Capitalist

Equal rights for the GLBTQ community - check. But what's become a by-product of that process is going after people with good intentions by a form of public shaming, and that shaming is focused on calling out people as being non-friendly to any or all of the groups in question.

Adam Grant’s Tips for Hiring & Developing Original Thinkers

WorkHuman

WorkHuman 2017 speaker and best-selling author Adam Grant has some ideas that might surprise you. Imagine you have an insight or direction that you think is really promising – it could be a new product or service or just a better process or a more efficient way to do your job.

To Succeed at Talent Acquisition, Go Beyond Your Applicant Tracking System

Visier

The average cost of a poor hiring decision can equal 30% of the individual’s first-year potential earnings — not just from the turnover, but also l ower productivity, a damaged employer brand, lower employee engagement, and higher manager time spent on mitigating underperformance.

Gender Equality in the Workplace is More Than a “Women’s Issue”

Dynamic Team Solutions

As a result, when it comes to equality in the workplace, many of us feel like things are pretty good. In fact, almost half of men and a third of women agree that a mere 10 percent of female senior-level executives is a sufficient amount, according to a 2017 “Women in the Workplace” study.