October 21 , 2017

Diversity

Wonder Woman – Why Every Firm Needs to Hire One

The Wonder Woman movie has been a blockbuster success at the box office, at least in part because both the main character and the director are women. Giving women the director role on major film projects is, unfortunately, rare. However, the success of director Patty Perkins should serve as a wake-up call that illustrates the value of having women in ... Read More »

A 12-Step Program For Retaining Your Diverse Workforce

As seen on TLNT (May 24, 2017). Most firms have no idea that they have a revolving door that is bleeding diversity talent because unexplainably, they don’t measure and report diversity turnover and the cost. But what if your executives knew that diversity turnover was off the chart, especially in tech where workers, and especially women, black and Latino tech ... Read More »

Blow-Up Your Diversity Approach And Maximize Business Results With Customer Reflection Diversity

As seen on ERE Media (February 17, 2017).  This “think piece” is designed to stimulate your thinking about diversity  Why Your Firm Needs to Target Diversity in Sales, Service & Product Development Research studies have shown that diversity can result in as much as a double-digit increase in sales. However, corporate executives need to realize that if you want to maximize ... Read More »

Revelation! Unconscious Bias Hurts Your Hiring Results Across All Candidates

One of the primary reasons why increasing amounts of technology are entering the recruiting space is the recognition that recruiters and hiring managers harbor a great deal of unconscious bias, which has a negative impact on a firm’s recruiting results. I live in the Silicon Valley, where in an effort to increase diversity hiring many high-tech firms have rushed to ... Read More »

The Top 5 Talent Surprises That Could Spoil Your 2017

It’s hard to think of an exception to the rule that “it’s always better to be prepared than surprised.” As a result, most professionals do read end-of-year projections (e.g. 2017 trends) because they help them view and prepare for the future. But unfortunately, when you only track these micro-trends, you might end up focusing more on the trees than on the ... Read More »

Stop The Insanity: You’ll *Never* Reach Diversity Goals Until You Shift To A Data-Driven Approach

If you have direct access to recruiting leaders like I do, you would quickly learn that upward of 95 percent of large corporate diversity recruiting efforts routinely fail to meet their modest diversity goals. In fact, the EEOC reports that diversity employee representation percentages at corporations have barely budged since 1985. The Harvard Business Review even reached the conclusion that “It shouldn’t be ... Read More »