April 26 , 2017

Tag Archives: Diversity

Do You Work At A Dinosaur Recruiting Function? A Quick Assessment Checklist

As seen on ERE Media (March 10, 2017). I read an excellent think piece the other day by Kaela Wax. Where on her blog she stated that as an outsider, after closely studying the recruiting industry, she concluded that “My biggest takeaway: The industry is about 65 million years behind, and it’s a total mess”. Of course, her description made ... 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 »

Diversity Recruiting Fails … When You Lump All Diverse Groups Together

November 9, 2015 | ERE How shifting to “segmented diversity recruiting” will improve your results Recently there has been a high level of scrutiny directed on diversity recruiting. Why? Because executives are increasingly realizing the tremendous revenue impact that comes from having at least the product development, sales, and customer service components of your workforce mirror the diversity of your ... Read More »

End the Shortage — Recruit STEM Women Who Are Working at Your Competitors

I almost broke out laughing when I came across an article in Fast Company magazine entitled Why You Can’t Find Women Engineers. This title reflects a common misconception among business executives about the shortage of technically qualified women at their firms. This often-repeated “shortage statement” is only partially true, and if you believe it, you will never fill your firm’s diversity recruiting targets. ... Read More »

Diversity Recruiting – What’s Wrong with it? Pretty Much Everything (Part 1 & 2 of 2)

In case you missed it, there was a great deal of publicity generated recently when Google’s Laszlo Bock openly announced Google’s diversity numbers. Even Google was disappointed in them, but that shouldn’t be a surprise. Almost every major corporation struggles with meeting their diversity goals as a result of a poorly designed diversity recruiting effort that hasn’t changed much since the ... Read More »