diversity & inclusion

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Post date: August 18, 2016
More than 70 percent of people with disabilities in the United States are unemployed. For a community that represents 20 percent of the entire American population, people with disabilities are far underrepresented in the workplace—a reflection of one of the biggest problems we face in today’s...
Post date: March 3, 2017
There are so many issues to unpack around this call for a merit-based immigration system that it is hard to know where to start, so I will just jump in. First, what is a “merit system”? The United States currently allocates visas based upon a preference system which essentially has three streams of...
Post date: May 19, 2016
In Korn Ferry Futurestep’s latest executive survey, the majority of respondents (63 percent) said having more women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers would have a “great impact” on their company’s bottom line. A number of research studies tying diversity to better...
Post date: March 3, 2016
Since 2002, when former Walgreens senior vice president of supply chain and logistics, Randy Lewis, advocated for hiring more individuals with disabilities in without sacrificing profitability and efficiency, more companies across the U.S. and other nations have been exploring the bottom-line...
Post date: August 20, 2015
Most of us already know that there are three stages of adulthood: early adulthood, from 18 to 40 years of age; mid-adulthood, from 40 to 62; and mature adulthood, from 62 to 85. During the first two stages of adulthood, people are generally well-regarded and highly sought after employees. During...
Post date: October 20, 2016
Many recent studies validate the business case for increased gender diversity in leadership. Most recently, a comprehensive 2016 report of 22,000 publically traded companies in 91 countries by Peterson Institute for International Economics and Ernst and Young reinforces the fact that an increase of...
Post date: December 1, 2015
An estimated 11,000 people turn 65 each day in America according to the Pew Research C enter.1 As our workforce begins to retire and more directors and managers need to be sourced internally, it's crucial that organizations look at their succession management strategies in order to be prepared for...
Post date: November 19, 2015
Diversity is hot topic right now—from Silicon Valley to Wall Street to Project Greenlight (on and off camera). In the workforce, increasing diversity and inclusion is becoming a huge initiative across industries. Organizations need to understand that talking about "diversity" is a star. However,...
Post date: March 6, 2018
The loudly proclaimed assertion by corporations that they are a meritocracy is a myth. In a true meritocracy, what you do, and not who you are, matters--therefore those who “make it” do so because of their excellent ability. However, in looking at how Latinos are doing, meritocracy is not...
Post date: November 15, 2016
  It’s hard to argue that the IT industry suffers from an extreme lack of gender balance. What is up for debate is the reason—or reasons—why. Depending on who you ask, you’ll hear a multitude of varying, often conflicting, reasons for why this disparity exists.    The explanation that girls simply...