diversity & inclusion

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Post date: November 17, 2016
According to research conducted in 2013 by the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, 21 of the Fortune 500 CEOs were women. Two years later, the Washington Post reported that figure has only grown to 24—a meager 5 percent of the total number of Fortune 500 CEOs. We are now in 2016...
Post date: May 28, 2019
Founded in 1877, Barilla Group is a global business with revenues in excess of €3bn, selling its products to more than 100 countries.  BackgroundWhen Talita Erickson joined Barilla America as General Counsel in October 2012, the Italian conglomerate did not have a formal practice of addressing...
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: 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: January 16, 2020
Efforts to reduce workplace bias and inclusion have become widespread, yet the demographics of leadership positions at most organizations remain unchanged.  Research demonstrates that organizations with diverse representation and inclusive practices perform better. Last year The Wall Street Journal...
Post date: November 5, 2019
As an HR leader in the technology sector, Whitney Bennett has been able to apply her personal experience as a female leader in shaping company policies. Her tips on reducing bias in hiring are rooted in this blend of HR knowledge and first-hand experience.  HRPS: What parts of the hiring process...
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: August 22, 2019
This post is part of a series about using the Giving Voice to Values method to help leaders become more inclusive and cultivate more diverse organizations. For more on Giving Voice to Values, read the Summer 2019 issue of People + Strategy.  Ethical issues related to inclusion and diversity (I&...
Post date: November 22, 2017
It’s impossible to read the news and not think about its implications for HR. From Hollywood to the tech sector, it’s clearly time to establish new norms for the workplace. Creating an inclusive workplace is an obvious starting point, but also a gargantuan task. While some companies are endowed...
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...