Category: Diversity

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Shrinking the Talent Gap: Supporting Your Biggest Asset

These days, you can’t open a newspaper or read an article online without hearing about the current talent shortage. In 2017, the unemployment rate hit a 17-year low of 4.1% in the fourth quarter. While this is good news for jobseekers, it has created big challenges for businesses that are trying to attract new talent. A […]

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How the Halo Effect Impacts Your Workplace

The halo effect refers to the idea that our overall impression of someone will directly impact how we perceive almost everything they do. If that person has an overall positive impression—a halo as it were—then we’re more likely to perceive everything they do more positively.

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Growing Importance Placed on Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Employees with Disabilities

Recruiting Daily Advisor has explained the importance of hiring workers with disabilities on multiple occasions (here, here, and here) and how this diverse group of workers can provide many benefits to your company. According to a new survey, there is even more importance being placed on hiring workers with disabilities. Let’s take a look.

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Nontraditional Candidates: Hire the Unexpected

STEM programs might produce candidates with strong technical skills, but they often lack transferable ones. While it’s vital to know the technical ins and outs of the field, candidates without the ability to communicate efficiently, lead teams, or resolve conflicts are simply less desirable. For instance, costly communication blunders are a major reason new employees might be fired early on, and a lack of strong communication skills during the interview process might make candidates seem less qualified than they are. But a lack of transferable skills in candidates isn’t the only reason HR professionals are struggling to fill positions. Sometimes, the problem is in the hiring process itself.

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How to Make Your Company a Destination for Female Talent

Every company has its own unique approach to attracting talent, but in my 35 years of experience, there’s one piece of advice I’ve found to be universally important: Foster an accessible culture—for everyone.

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Women Remain Underrepresented in CEO Positions

Workplace diversity and pay disparity, between men and women, continues to remain a hot button issue for many employers. When it comes to leadership positions, sadly, men still take the cake with only 24% of women holding chief executive officers (CEO) positions. However, there is a silver lining for women looking to pursue CEO roles, […]

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3 Things to Focus on When Hiring Workers with Disabilities

In 2017, less than 19% of Americans with a disability were employed. However, with the existing low rates of national unemployment and a job market that’s favorable to jobseekers, more organizations are starting to hire individuals with disabilities. And if your organization is one of them, here are seven things you should do.

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Diverse Hiring: Cultural Fit Could Backfire

Birds of a feather flock together, which means that people who are similar to each other, or share similar interests, tend to spend time with each other. In the business world, this could be likened to “cultural fit.” While many companies want to hire based on cultural fit, this could end up backfiring. A diverse and inclusive workplace […]