Salary Isn’t the Only Workplace Gender Gap Problem

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Gender discrimination at the workplace has been a concern for years, and is evident in pretty much every industry. On average, women tend to be paid less than their male counterparts for performing the same types of jobs. Unfortunately, there are several reasons why women are not receiving the equal pay that they deserve. In fact, there are several factors responsible for the gender gap at the workplace. Here are a few of the issues that can lead to gender discrimination. ... Read More

Why is Workplace Diversity Important to Employees?

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Diversity is not mandatory, though many organizations are embracing this and taking steps to improve diversity in their ranks. This is because without a diverse workforce, a company’s prospects in the global market are going to be limited. In today’s world, job seekers actively search for companies that promote diversity. So, if your firm does not currently hire people from different backgrounds and work to integrate them effectively into the business, you’ll be missing out on many oppo... Read More

Are There Negative Effects of Having Workplace Diversity?

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Stigmas and misconceptions regarding particular groups in our society have died down in recent years, and companies today are hiring more diverse candidates than ever, in an attempt to create a more complete organization in an increasingly globalized world. This means that people from all cultures, ethnicities, religions, genders, and races are welcomed at most organizations today. And the benefits are profound. Companies have access to a much larger talent pool, they are able to target di... Read More

The Pros and Cons of Hiring and Managing a Remote Team

Jim Addison
Have you ever thought about hiring a remote workforce rather than trying to corral your team at a central office? Consider these pros and cons to help you decide whether or not that path is the right one.   One of the biggest differences between the business worlds of today and yesterday is the expansion of telecommuting. As communication technology has become more sophisticated, it’s become possible for workers to do their jobs, attend meetings, collaborate with teams, and communic... Read More

How to Manage a Diverse Workforce

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In today’s corporate world, having diversity in the workplace is no longer an option - it is an expectation. Thanks to having learned about the benefits of workplace diversity, companies are embracing various initiatives in their recruitment and hiring processes. This has helped them to build diverse workforces with various types of people performing various roles. However, some companies still treat diversity as an initiative that ends at the hiring stage. Very few firms are concerned w... Read More

Top 10 Diversity Issues at Work

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Having workplace diversity is not about simply meeting a quota for employing people of different races, cultures, and genders. The real importance lies in harnessing the diverse skills, talents, and perspectives that your employees bring to the table. A diverse workplace is one that encourages all employees to be themselves, and allows them to feel comfortable in doing so. However, diversity isn’t always a benefit to a company. In fact, there are several diversity issues that are prevale... Read More

You Might Be Missing Out on the Best Female Job Candidates

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Unconscious gender biases are, unfortunately, a part of every hiring process. Studies conducted on this subject show that hiring managers, both male and female, tend to favor male candidates in the recruitment process. However, by turning away talented female candidates, your company loses out on valuable contributors to the business. Even when males and female applicants possess equal qualifications, most companies tend to select the males. By doing this, companies are restricting their p... Read More

How to Interview a Recent Graduate

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It is said that most employers make a decision about prospective job applicants within the first 5 minutes of the interview. Thus, first impressions are (nearly) everything when applying for a job. But, as an employer, should you really make a decision so quickly when interviewing candidates who have just graduated from college? Many of these applicants have almost no real work experience, and this is probably the first time that some of them are being interviewed. How can you assess their po... Read More

How to Remove Gender Bias from the Hiring Process

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We humans are creatures of habit. We tend to enjoy things that are familiar to us, and gravitate towards what we already know when making decisions. Our brains are hardwired to think a certain way based on past experiences, and this can sometimes lead to the formation of unconscious biases. Unfortunately, these types of biases appear in the corporate world as well, and one such example is gender discrimination during the hiring process. Today, according to various studies, we know that man... Read More

From Compliance to Promoting Diversity

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Having workplace diversity is one of the most powerful assets at an organization’s disposal. Studies have shown that corporate teams with diverse members yield better results and are able to tackle problems more easily. However, not all organizations are able to effectively harness the power of workforce diversity. Diversity vs. Inclusion: The Difference Diverse organizations boast a workforce comprised of people from various cult... Read More

Four Ways to Embrace Diversity at the Workplace

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The beauty of our country, the United States, is that cultures from all over the world come together to form a rock-solid foundation for our ever-growing strength as a nation. Our workplaces are no exception to this; most have many employees with diverse cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, and religious beliefs. However, merely having diverse employees does not mean that your organization truly embraces diversity in every sense of the word. There needs to be a conscious effort by the o... Read More

How to Retain Young Talent

Young Talent
While older employees provide experience and industry knowledge to an organization, younger employees are needed to bring passion and fresh perspectives to the business. However, the young, tech-savvy, dynamic generation comes with a host of requirements that could differ greatly from traditional employee needs over the past few decades. The industry’s young generation, known as the millennials, are looking for jobs that align with their lifestyle. Companies must seek to understand this new... Read More

How to Support Transgender Employees

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Many large, well-known companies, including Goldman Sachs and Barclays, have recently put considerable effort into making their offices more comfortable and accepting for gay and lesbian employees. However, there is another group within the LGBT community that is often overlooked when employers consider how to make the workplace... Read More

How to Run Background Checks on Job Applicants

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When you are hiring new candidates to take on roles in your company, you may require additional information that they have not provided on their resumes or during the interviews. Running background checks on job applicants is important in ensuring that you make the right hires. You need to know what kind of people you are allowing into your organization, and if there is anything to be concerned about, this is how you can find out. This is why nearly 69 percent of organizations claim to hav... Read More

Hiring More Women Means Better Business

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Companies today are often looking to hire more women, for a variety of reasons, such as the need for more workplace diversity, the large numbers of talented women graduating from top institutions, and the opportunity to improve the vast gender gap in the job market. But at the end of the day, maybe we should look at the numbers. CEOs and other executives might want some proof that hiring more women will really help their businesses grow. I... Read More

Diverse Workplace Beyond Good Intentions

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Hiring people from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and sexual backgrounds helps a company to broaden its overall perspective, appeal to a larger target audience, and tap into a much larger pool of talented candidates. However, many companies focus solely on recruiting diverse employees or having a one-off diversity initiative in order to steer their business in the right direction. They believe that doing this will foster a better work atmosphere as well as keep employees satisfied and pro... Read More

Why Hire Older Employees and Retirees?

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Every year, firms across the U.S. are spending millions of dollars recruiting, hiring, and training candidates to take on a variety of different roles. However, many of these workers only stick around for a few months, after which they start looking for attractive prospects elsewhere. They may choose to leave your company as soon as something better comes along. So, how do you find a dependable and competent workforce that is sure to stick around and provide stability? You should think ... Read More

Hiring Women for STEM Jobs Will Help Your Bottom Line

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 50% of the American workforce is comprised of females. However, only 26% of STEM jobs are occupied by women employees. What is STEM? STEM refers to jobs in the sectors of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. This encompasses more than just the IT sector - fields such as R&D are also considered to be STEM jobs. For decades, STEM companies have hired primarily male workers... Read More

Accommodating Employees with Mental Illness

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Today, more than $100 billion is being spent to treat mental illness in the United States. More people than ever are struggling with depression, and they are finding it difficult to hold onto steady corporate jobs. Fortunately, many employers are beginning to realize that mental illness is one of the leading causes of disruption in the workplace, as it is not always evident on a superficial level, but is negatively impacting employees and the... Read More

Why a Criminal Background Should Not Automatically Disqualify a Candidate

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By Stephanie Hammerwold   Nearly one-third of the adult population in the U.S. has a criminal record. If employers are automatically disqualifying people with a record, they are missing out on a large number of potentially good employees. There is often an assumption that those with a record are untrustworthy, lazy, unreliable or otherwise not good candidates. The... Read More

Successfully Recruiting Talented College Graduates

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Every year, tens of thousands of students get their college degrees and prepare to take their first steps into the real world, which often involves searching for an entry-level job position in a field they care about. The combination of raw talent, energy, and passion that these young graduates bring with them is sure to provide a boost for your company as you take your business to the next level. But how can you beat the competition and attract, hire, and retain talented college graduates? ... Read More

Job Boards Essential for Online Recruitment

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Lately, firms have begun utilizing new technology to gain an edge over the competition in the hiring process. Many firms have developed apps, websites, and candidate tracking software to help their recruitment efforts. However, there is another tried and true method for successful online recruitment - job boards. Without these, it would be extremely difficult for candidates to find, apply for, and eventually land the jobs that they are looking for. Yo... Read More

When should you Hire Temporary Employees?

Young Talent
Hiring temporary employees is a practice that has been around since the 1940s, when employers looked for secretaries and office clerks to perform short-term roles during a set period of time. Today, the market for temporary jobs has evolved far beyond these conventional roles, and there are people willing to work in positions as doctors, accountants, and even scientists on a temporary basis! Depending on the season... Read More

Finding Top Talent for Startups

Finding talent for startups
Getting the right people on board is crucial for the success of any company, but startups in particular need to be careful about who they are hiring. When your new business is just starting out, and you have a tight budget, it is imperative that you build a good reputation by hiring the right employees.  A single wrong hire could jeopardize the growth of your business. A large, well-established company can afford to be more relaxed with the hiring process. An employee with poor performanc... Read More

Appreciating Diverse Perspectives in the Workplace

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The term 'diversity' generally pertains to having a mix of people from various backgrounds and socio-economic conditions. However, many companies with diverse workforces often face several problems. This is sometimes due to the fact that the term ‘diversity’ is not well-defined, which can lead to confusion and uncertainty regarding company culture and inclusiveness. However, most studies indicate that companies with a diverse workforce exhibit improved business performance and have hig... Read More
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