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April 18, 2014

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Increasing diversity in the workplace

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Increasing diversity in the workplace

Increasing diversity in the workplace is an important issue for politicians, average Americans and employers alike. Gender has been talked about a lot recently with last week’s Equal Pay Day, but diversity also incorporates hiring employees of different racial and religious backgrounds, a variety of ages and military status. This week’s news roundup brings you [...]

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April 15, 2014

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How to recruit a more diverse talent pool

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How to recruit a more diverse talent pool

In addition to profits, innovation and corporate culture, companies are now starting to brag about their employee diversity, and rightly so. Hiring from a limited pool of candidates, whether determined by age, race, alma mater or another limiting factor, will in turn limit the ideas and creativity that comes into an organization. If your organization [...]

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April 14, 2014

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3 areas of diversity employers should consider

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3 areas of diversity employers should consider

Is your organization a diverse work environment? Take a quick look among the cubicles and in the lunchroom and you can usually get a pretty good idea.

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December 14, 2012

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Diversity Recruiting in STEM Professions

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This post is by Lise Poulos, executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Monster Worldwide. Workplace diversity is a vital strategy for building a strong business. Certainly here at Monster, we consider diversity and inclusion to be paramount to our success as an organization, and leverage diversity in our own workforce for strategic advantage [...]

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April 2, 2012

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In Case You Missed It

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In Case You Missed It

SmartBrief on Workforce is a daily e-newsletter for HR professionals, curating essential articles on finding the best talent, motivating top performers and increasing team productivity. Here are the top five HR news stories as selected by SmartBrief on Workforce readers in the past week. How to train new workers to fit in (Financial Post (Canada)) [...]

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December 2, 2011

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Diversity, Inclusion and Social Recruiting

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Diversity, Inclusion and Social Recruiting

Diversity plays a significant role in how we approach hiring, much like social media. Which makes it odd that diversity compliance is one of the biggest concerns of HR professionals about using social media for recruiting. Sure, you can see the candidate’s picture on their profile, but that’s no different than being able to see them face-to-face at diversity hiring events. Neither is the outcome, as the call to action for both recruiters in real life and online must be to drive online applications to ensure compliance.

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November 17, 2011

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Millennials in the Workplace: Solving the “Gen Y Problem”

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Millennials in the Workplace: Solving the “Gen Y Problem”

The perceived shortcomings of Millennials are well documented: we’re know-it-alls, arrogant, pushy, and want to get hired higher up the ladder than the bottom rung we deserve. There’s a perception that social media is the silver bullet for reaching Gen Y candidates and consumers, but paradoxically, these online networks seem to be the launching pad for perpetuating these myths and stereotypes.

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October 31, 2011

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Rebels at Work: Motivated to Make A Difference

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Rebels at Work: Motivated to Make A Difference

Jobs, the economy, and change make the headlines every day. Whether you call it The Great Disruption or The Big Shift, the flow of opportunities and changes in our global economy is forcing companies and individuals to spot opportunities faster and adapt to trends more quickly than they ever have in their lifetimes. Some become disgruntled, others thrive finding new ways. I recently interviewed author Lois Kelly about her research on good corporate rebels, those people who feel more comfortable creating change than fighting against it.

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October 17, 2011

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Beauty At Work: How Physical Appearance Impacts Job Search & Careers

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Beauty At Work: How Physical Appearance Impacts Job Search & Careers

It pays to be beautiful if you’re a fashion model or a soap star, but how about at the office? If you’re thinking that looks don’t matter in the world of work, look again. Physical appearance can affect one’s job prospects, promotion opportunities, and relative income.

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