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July 10, 2018

It was the summer heat of Alabama that had me sweating, but the nerves were packed up tight on an early June morning. I had woken up to a slightly aching back...

June 15, 2018

People dread filling out job applications.  It's not just the impending rejection that gets to people.  It's the writing, verifying/filling-out dates, looking for previous job descriptions, trying to remember every detail of every job you've had in, at leas...

June 12, 2018

I'm sure you've encountered a couple or all of these individuals, and ask yourself, "Can I trust these people to really know what I mean when I ask to get something done?"  The short answer is: no.

June 5, 2018

You've had your diversity training session and given yourself a good six months to see improvements. You look at your recruiting numbers and realize nothing has changed. Every resumé or application is full of the same. And you wonder why, in a city so diverse, you&...

May 12, 2018

Every company itching to scale is looking for a competitive edge. But few realize it's as close as diversification — not of finances or service lines, but of staff. Diverse team members bring a broad range of knowledge to the table and open doors for collaborati...

May 9, 2018

First off, you don't "need" any of them. But, you can benefit from them, if you choose to go in a different direction. You cannot think diverse if you are not diverse, so look around you. Is your organization filled with the people who reflect the kinds o...

May 1, 2018

Going up to your nearby black, latinx, gay, or female employee and asking "Why aren't there enough or more of you?" is probably not recommended.

April 25, 2018

When asked why Lewis didn't start with just diversity training, she says that most companies and businesses have already had it. "I found that a lot of people were just like the initial company: they already had training or someone coming in to do the training...

April 23, 2018

To some, this topic may seem very, "Duh, I know how to not be racist/sexist/homophobic/etc." But studies show that factors beyond training and retention regimes need to take place.  A study done by Pennsylvania State University in 2004 titled "Recruitmen...

April 22, 2018

Thanks to the "big five" tech companies — Apple, Google (AKA Alphabet), Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon — diversity numbers are everywhere. Companies across industries are scrambling to publish their staff numbers in an effort to demonstrate that diversity has...

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