How Post Business Recovery Will Benefit by Focusing on Diversity and Inclusion

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Diversity and inclusion has been one such area that until the emergence and unfolding of the COVID-19 pandemic, had gained a worthy focus and significant momentum. Naturally this effect extends to business operations and their diversity focus as well. Why focus on diversity matters.

How Post Business Recovery Will Benefit by Focusing on Diversity and Inclusion

CakeHR

Diversity and inclusion has been one such area that until the emergence and unfolding of the COVID-19 pandemic, had gained a worthy focus and significant momentum. Naturally this effect extends to business operations and their diversity focus as well. Why focus on diversity matters.

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Alok Ajmera of Prophix Software: “Scale your team”

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As part of my series about the “How to Navigate and Succeed in the Modern World of Finance”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Alok Ajmera, President and CEO, Prophix Software. My cousin founded and leads a software company with 4,000 employees. Community Authority Magazine Wonder

“How Diversity Can Increase a Company’s Bottom Line”,With Fotis Georgiadis & JD Miller

Thrive Global

As a part of our series about “How Diversity Can Increase a Company’s Bottom Line”, I had the pleasure of interviewing JD Miller. As Motus’ first senior LGBTQ leader, JD has promoted a balance of diverse and inclusive perspectives and backgrounds. Community Authority Magazine Wonder

Making Work Work for Women

HRO Today

This shift would result in a crisis for corporate America, reducing diversity, innovation, and the number of women in leadership positions for years to come. “It’s Results are then discussed with a diverse focus group of employees who lend a voice to the data and further clarify any hotspots.

Why should employers care about the gender pay gap?

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But, the way the gender pay gap is framed by activists hurts the equal pay cause. These include flashy announcements on Equal Pay Day , and disingenuous reports of pay equity. But, the gap cannot be whittled down to simplistic phrases, like “women earn 77 cents for every dollar men earn”, or “equal pay for equal work.”. These dramatized slogans don’t capture the finer points of the gender pay issue because: They don’t compare equal work. Hire diverse leaders.

Gaurav Dhillon of SnapLogic: “Support education”

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But beyond specific education around equality, we as a society need to fully embrace education as the great equalizer. Shifting the spending priorities of this nation to support better equality in and access to education?—?from Community Authority Magazine Wonder

Vanessa Okwuraiwe of ‘Edward Jones’: “Culture should be woven into the fabric of every business”

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If a company’s organizational structure, systems and processes make up its hardware, its culture and behaviors are the software. As a part of our series about “How Diversity Can Increase a Company’s Bottom Line”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Vanessa Okwuraiwe.

Neurodiversity: The Definititve Guide

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The Neurodiversity Movement is a social justice movement that seeks civil rights, equality, respect, and full societal inclusion for the neurodivergent. Highlight your commitment to diversity and inclusion and reduce the stigma around neurodivergence.

Laura Manescu of Modex: “Do the same when there is a humanitarian crisis”

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With over 13 years of experience in software product development and the financial industry, Laura is now interested in blockchain’s phenomenal potential in banking as well as new disruptive technologies that can be integrated into the solutions created by Modex.

New studies reveal employers’ efforts to improve workplace inclusion aren’t paying off

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Two recent studies have highlighted persistent failings in employers’ efforts to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace, particularly for people from minority ethnic backgrounds and LGBT+ workers. The researchers sent out nearly 3,200 applications to manual and non-manual jobs – including chefs, shop assistants and software engineers – between November 2016 and December 2017. Related: Five reasons why diversity and inclusion at work matters.

New studies reveal employers’ efforts to improve workplace inclusion aren’t paying off

cipHR

Two recent studies have highlighted persistent failings in employers’ efforts to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace, particularly for people from minority ethnic backgrounds and LGBT+ workers. The researchers sent out nearly 3,200 applications to manual and non-manual jobs – including chefs, shop assistants and software engineers – between November 2016 and December 2017. Related: Five reasons why diversity and inclusion at work matters.

The Top CEO Concern Today: Speed of Change

HR Bartender

Dropbox is a file hosting service , headquartered in San Francisco, that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software. At Dropbox, managers are held accountable for attrition, hiring, diversity, engagement, etc. So, results are important, but methods are equally important. I saw an article in Talent Economy Magazine that implied organizations are moving away from long-term compensation structures because technology is moving too fast.

Erika Tingey of Backbone: “Individuals?—?Lift each other up”

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Drawing from a background as a software engineer at QuickBooks and Product Management at Sage Intacct, Erika brings expertise in financial systems, accounting, and inventory to the needs of mid-tier enterprise customers. I started my career in software at Intuit working on QuickBooks.

Kevin Akeroyd of PRO Unlimited: “Structure and programming”

Thrive Global

Structure and programs can be around talent goals, program goals, service goals, or reaching out in a philanthropic way to underdeveloped diverse groups. It’s not really what the book is about, but if you re-read it with a diversity lens, you can see these issues in the book.

Courtney Townsend of Duck Creek Technologies: “Be authentic”

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Prior to that, Courtney held key positions supporting human resources objectives at Wolters Kluwer, a global provider of professional information, software solutions, and services for a variety of sectors. Community Authority Magazine Wonder

Naama Stauber Breckler of Better Health: “Take the time to find the right people”

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Naama started her career as a software engineer in the Israeli military, building defense systems as an officer in the IDF, and as an early network security engineer at ForeScout Technologies (Nasdaq: FSCT). Community Authority Magazine Wonder

Supporting Careers with Special Needs

HRO Today

Such a system should be based on an equal pay for equal work mentality and include a process to match applicant skills with applicable jobs. ADERA then communicated the inclusive hiring policy to its customers to encourage them to use the new software and submit the data correctly.

Amy Watton of Masters of Pie: “Subject matter experts are key?”

Thrive Global

Amy is Scrum Leader at Masters of Pie, a software company that creates extended reality (XR) collaboration solutions for enterprises. It was not particularly cultured or diverse and I knew I wanted to experience more but I wasn’t very confident or well travelled.

Kirsty Sharman of Referral Factory: “Because we’re great at starting and running companies”

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My most recent venture in this space is Referral Factory , a platform that offers easy-to-use software to empower any business to build and run their own referral program, without needing a developer and without requiring any referral marketing experience. Community Authority Magazine Wonder

Gabriela Ramos of UNESCO: “Policies matter”

Thrive Global

We need to promote diversity and inclusion in the whole AI system life cycle, particularly by supporting the participation of women and developing countries. It will ensure equal opportunities, and fair outcomes for people. Community Authority Magazine WonderPolicies matter.

“The whole team must have a strong work ethic, drive and shared vision”, with Tyler Gallagher & Marjorie Radlo-Zandi

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The team must have deep expertise in the product or service, equally deep expertise in the market and competition within the market segment, and know what it will take to succeed. These are traits that enable success and foster diverse thinking. Community Authority Magazine Wonder

Trent Mayberry of UST Global: “Sometimes simple is better”

Thrive Global

I recall working on software developed by one of my colleagues that was functional, but complicated. He began his career as a Software Developer for IBM in the satellite division. This will drive demand to tightly integrate software and analytics development into a single platform?—?for

Kris Jagasia of Off2Class: “Effective teachers make time for themselves”

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Kris Jagasia is the co-founder and CEO of Off2Class, a software toolkit for English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers. He was in Dubai taking a break from teaching while working at a friend’s software company. Community Authority Magazine Wonder

Francesca Leithold of Epro: “Working from home is possible”

Thrive Global

I was focusing on usability, software ergonomics, and performance factors of distributed teams using digital means. The company started to move everyone out of the office pretty much immediately when the COVID-19 crisis hit and as a software company, we’re almost completely online anyway?—?no

Alex Sinson of Paperless Parts: “Have humility”

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She recently joined Paperless Parts, a startup that provides software to help manufacturers modernize and grow. As a customer success manager, she works with new customers to implement the software and modernize their quoting process. Community Authority Magazine Wonder

Dominique Rodriguez-Sawyer of FARE: “Dealing with the unknown”

Thrive Global

We now have a larger, more diverse leadership, staff, and board, including robust advocacy, communications, research, and partnership teams. I knew the software we were going to teach like the back of my hand. which was to learn the software. Equity Equals Excellence?—?A

“Education.” with Timothy Quinn and Candice Georgiadis

Thrive Global

Insofar as many companies are beholden to consumers and shareholders, people need to make gender equality a priority when purchasing products and services from companies with a poor track record of compliance. Community Authority Magazine WonderConsumer consequence.

“Get inspired to work with others to address our urgent social issues.” With Charlie Katz & Luis J. Salazar

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Igot my first personal computer and created my first software venture during my senior year at college. I created a payroll-processing software, placed classified ads (no internet back then), even bought some expensive advertising in newspapers. Community Authority Magazine Wonder

Will Hayes of Lucidworks: “Build something for yourself”

Thrive Global

Earlier in his career, Hayes served as a software engineer at Genentech, where he built solutions that supported the sales and drug development teams in their field activities. My background is in Software Engineering with an emphasis on analytics and distributed computing.

Beth Porter of ‘Riff Analytics’: “Culture doesn’t come for free”

Thrive Global

Mathematicians, scientists, and software developers always work collaboratively, but schools really frowned on peer learning at that time. Community Authority Magazine WonderCreating a culture that you want to be a part of takes work.? —?Culture Culture doesn’t come for free.

“Encourage Male Allyship”, With Douglas Brown and Nancy Wang of ‘Advancing Women in Tech’(AWIT)

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Building more products, like healthdata.gov , helped me understand how software products can impact people positively, because it moved us closer to equal access to healthcare for every American. Community Authority Magazine WonderAWIT is an all-volunteer organization.

Scott McCorkle of MetaCX: “Assert”

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Scott McCorkle has spent most of his professional career thinking about business to business software and how to improve it for a company’s customers. We all need to do more for equality and social justice. Community Authority Magazine WonderAssert.

Mundi Fomukong of Enovsys: “Keep design and interfaces simple to use”

Thrive Global

Attending that college gave me a deep understanding of how electronic systems are designed, specifically integration of hardware and software components. The United States is currently facing a very important self-reckoning about race, diversity, equality, and inclusion.

Dr Paul McNeil: Things You Need To Know In Order To Create A Very Successful Tech Company

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Dr. McNeil combines his optimization expertise, formal training, and interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving to create innovative marketing and cybersecurity software solutions. Most reasons can be summed up into two: customers are diverse, and employees are diverse.