Category: Diversity

Did You Know That the ADA Covers Applicants Too?

In yesterday’s Advisor, we noted the fact that Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protections extend not just to employees but also to applicants. We started a list of tips for employers looking to avoid disability discrimination in the hiring process. Here are some more:

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How to Avoid Disability Discrimination in the Hiring Process

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it’s illegal to discriminate against an individual on the basis of his or her disability. This discrimination protection extends to anyone who is assumed to have a disability and also to those who associate with others who have a disability. This protection extends who not only employees but […]

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Race a Factor in Advancement in Silicon Valley

A new study finds that while the San Francisco Bay Area is home to one of the most heterogeneous populations in the United States, diversity in technology leadership roles has generally stagnated over the last decade.

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If You Want Diversity, Attract Diverse Candidates

Many employers are trying to increase diversity in their workplaces. It follows that recruiting for diversity offers a simple solution. Having a diverse workforce as a goal requires making sure hiring managers and recruiters are committed to the organization’s objective.

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What Is Diversity? What Is Inclusion?

A new study finds that while organizations agree on the importance of diversity and inclusion (D&I), most have difficulty defining diversity and explaining inclusion.

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Best Workplaces for Women 2017

Great Place to Work, a global research firm, and Fortune have announced their annual ranking of the Best Workplaces for Women.

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Do Your Holiday Decorations Suggest Religious Preference?

It’s nearing the time of year when workplaces become more festive. Perhaps your office plans to decorate a Christmas tree, as it does every year. Maybe all your employees celebrate Christmas, so it has never occurred to you that you may, inadvertently, be sending a message about your workplace to others, including job candidates.

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Women in Business: Fighting to Get to the Top

There are 74.6 million women in the civilian labor force – almost 47 percent of U.S. workers are women. When it comes to education, women are more likely than men to have earned a bachelor’s degree by age 29 (34 percent of women vs. 29 percent of men). Women also own close to 10 million […]

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