Why Building Diversity Into Your Intern Program Matters


Creating a diverse and inclusive work place is one of the most critical and challenging issues faced by HR professionals today. Most large Fortune 500 companies (for example Microsoft and Ernst and Young ) have extensive diversity messages on their websites and dedicate tremendous time and effort to building a diverse team that more closely reflects the makeup of he world. Different industries struggle with diversity in different ways.

Top Five: Diversity in Tech


Apple’s updated diversity numbers are out and while they’re an improvement from the tech company’s 2014 numbers, there’s still a long way to go. That’s the story all over the tech industry: firms create a diversity program , bring in new hires and retain them – for a time – until they hit a ceiling. It’s common for women to leave STEM jobs after even five years, citing both stalled career growth and a toxic culture, and the same holds true for other “diversity hires.”

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Ways to Overcome Cultural Barriers in the Workplace

Ms. Career Girl

As the world moves ahead, diversity in the workplace will continue to grow and evolve. While this may be the new norm, the possible challenges of diversity cannot be ignored and should be recognized early on. Language barriers may make it difficult to communicate effectively, or cultural differences may inhibit employees from being comfortable enough to open up, socialize, bond or even work comfortably and closely with one another. Overcoming Cultural Barriers.

5 Reason Diversity Matters to Your Career

Competitive Resumes

When you’re searching for a career, touting your diversity is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. In fact, many diverse individuals used to and still do purposefully hide their ethnicity or race because they don’t want to be hired because of their skin, or gender, or culture; they want to be hired for their skills, their knowledge, their experience, their capabilities. Lack of true not claimed, diversity won’t be acceptable in the not so distant future.

What Does Corporate Diversity Really Mean?


In part 3, we are focusing on corporate diversity and what does it really mean? Insight Into Diversity explains it well; Affirmative Action is a process that examines and evaluates the total scope of its personnel practices in order to identify and potentially correct issues that cause unequal employment opportunity. DEFINING DIVERSITY AND OUR DIFERENCES. 2) the state of having people who are different races or who have different cultures in a group or organization.

7 Steps To Improve Workplace Diversity For Free

The Undercover Recruiter

A well-balanced, diverse workforce carries with it the advantage of a more creative, forward-thinking environment by drawing on experiences and opinions from different backgrounds, race, gender and sexual orientation. This is not only important for internal culture – it’s an essential step to ensure that your ideas resonate with as much of the population as possible. 7 Steps To Improve Workplace Diversity For Free.

What Is Workforce Diversity and Why Does it Matter to Your Business?


Workforce diversity is the bringing together of a variety of people to one workplace. Those key characteristics that make workforce diversity include: race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, ability and sexual orientation. Companies that embrace workforce diversity are growing and can become more competitive, but with that workforce diversity also brings its own issues and challenges. So why is workforce diversity important to your business?

How to Video Screen for Company Culture Fit


Cultural fit is becoming an increasingly important hiring metric for companies from Fortune 500 giants to small-scale startups. One of the reasons is because many companies see candidates who fit into the company culture as a safer bet when it comes to retention. Using online video to screen candidates is a smart move when it comes to finding job seekers who will fit into your company culture without wasting a lot of time in the hiring process. Look for diversity.

Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience

Ms. Career Girl

Studying abroad immerses you in another culture, and often means you have no choice but to read, speak and understand a non-native language. Be More Culturally Diverse. People who spend most or all of their lives in one place risk becoming ethnocentric, rather than remembering that people from other cultures may live very different, but still enriched, lives. Prepare for a Career with an International Dimension.

2015 176

Separate Internal Job Titles from External Titles

Hiring Technical People

→ Separate Internal Job Titles from External Titles Posted on July 16, 2008 by johanna I recently met a lead whose business card read “Lead Phoenix Developer.&# I asked what that meant, and he explained that he was a technical lead for an project code-named Phoenix.

2008 156

International Relations Careers In Seattle-Portland

Career Realism

Portland and Seattle, two of the most culturally and economically-diverse cities in the world, offer fantastic opportunities for professionals interested in the field of International Relations. Combined with the numerous area organizations that promote global economic development, these two cities provide an excellent atmosphere for anyone interested in the International Relations field.

Let’s Talk About Drag Queens at Work


It’s also good for your organization to employ international workers, both men and women, those of different faiths and of different ages, ranging from Millennials to Seniors. Why is all this diversity so important? Because it allows your company to reflect the world around you and makes your team better able to develop fresh ideas that will meet the needs of a diverse marketplace. Instead, save money and create a diverse and discrimination-free work environment.

2014 121

Diversity Training at Target: It's Easy to Be Critical If You've Never Dealt With the Craziness.

HR Capitalist

More from the Huffington Post report: "Target uses theoretical scenarios to teach its supervisors how to deal with, for example, workers who are scared of Muslims, or Latino employees who blame supervisor criticism on racism, and many other situations related to diversity and discrimination that may come up in the workplace, The Huffington Post has learned. The Diversity Scripts empower leaders to address difficult and real-life diversity situations,” the document says.

Hire Junior Employees; Think Harder About Contractors | Hiring.

Hiring Technical People

I believe in hiring a diverse team, especially in diversity of experience, and diversity of personality type. I encourage you to make that kind of diversity part of your hiring strategy.

2008 156

Encourage Employee Resource Groups to Leverage Social Media


Top companies are leveraging social networks to share best practices, increase productivity and promote their brand internally as well as externally. In addition, organizations are leveraging internal networks to unleash a new theology of solving problems, executing with agility and creating an innovative culture. Many companies leverage ERG talent to create go-to market campaigns that capture cultural nuances of targeted demographics.

Organizations Strive for a New Level of Inclusiveness


Traditionally, inclusion was pair with diversity (as in Diversity & Inclusion) and implied a sense of “feeling included’ regardless of skin color, origin, culture or sexual orientation. Inclusiveness is about encouraging employees to move outside their “comfort zone” and encouraging diversity of thought, behavior and reaching out to someone who they know peripherally.

2013 106

Toast, Inc. Strives To Be The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Career Realism

Putting The Focus On Company Culture Toast is not afraid to boast about its company culture. Toasters work hard in a fast-paced environment, so having a company with a strong culture is one way to show appreciation for those efforts, according to Employer Brand Manager Natalie Audelo. Two major components of that culture are the phrases "bring your full self to work" and "no ego." Employees seem to appreciate the company's mission and culture.

2019 47

If You Have Humans, You Need Human Resources


The work that HR does has so much impact on company culture and success. ” All companies, small or large, have human resource challenges — and these can’t be eliminated by building the perfect company culture or team, or having the right package of HR/legal software. Many startups have developed a healthy culture of recruiting-as-business, where every employee and manager helps to find and integrate the best possible employees for their team.

2016 51

Beyond the Job Description…


Assessing Culture Fit. It’s important to consider a candidate’s personality and work style to determine if they would be a good fit with the organization’s culture. Discussing the candidates’ leadership and work styles and their fit with the organization’s culture is a key step in preparing the slate. Can they see patterns and connect the dots in internal processes, organizational effectiveness and workflows? What weight do you put on cultural fit?

2014 103

SeatGeek Is In The Front Row Of The Ticket-Selling Business

Career Realism

Having such a unique and diverse workforce under one roof is something that SeatGeek takes pride in. Not only does it create a fun company culture, but it lends itself to endless ideas and perspectives "It's great that people have different interests and backgrounds and can come together and work on awesome projects," says Jamie Sterrett, director of talent at SeatGeek. SeatGeek earned Work It Daily's Culture Champion Badge.

2019 52

AWAY BAGS: When Your Horrible People Practices Turbocharge Sales.

The HR Capitalist

Many of your are aware of a scathing article about Away that published on The Verge , detailing a bullying culture based on the communication tool of Slack. If you want more detail about what's being called a toxic culture at Away, go read the Verge article now.

2019 100

Being Too US-Centric is a Missed Opportunity

Water Cooler Wisdom

But although internationally-minded firms are bigger and more successful, too many organizations don’t set their sights beyond our own country –  hampering their growth  and overall potential. After analyzing your market’s demographics and attitudes and deciding to move forward, you should prepare to adequately educate a  culturally-diverse  customer base on the benefits of your offering.

2014 56

My Visit to Google Chicago

Water Cooler Wisdom

While I sat in the brightly lit, colorful lobby and sucked on a lemon Jolly Rancher, I watched the front desk receptionist field several calls from prospective summer internsDiverse Work Spaces Promote Concentration and Collaboration. Best Practices Cool Careers Creativity & Innovation Culture Employment Trends Life in the 21st Century Upfront disclosure:  I don’t work for Google…yet.

Looking Toward the Future? Five Ways to Choose the Right Career Path

Ms. Career Girl

A company’s culture reflects their values, practices, and beliefs. Research to determine if the culture of a company you are looking at is a good fit for you, starting with the company’s website. The leadership team determines the culture in mid-to smaller-size companies. He has achieved extraordinary success in diverse realms. Deciding what you want to do with your life and your career is not revolutionary – it is evolutionary.

2020 143

Uber CHRO Resigns Amid Whistleblower Allegations: Serves as Cautionary Tale for HR Pros at all Levels.

The HR Capitalist

More from Engadget : Uber's Chief People Officer Liane Hornsey has resigned after a third-party firm investigated allegations that she routinely dismissed internal racial discrimination complaints. As head of the HR department, Hornsey served as one of the company's top spokespersons on issues regarding diversity and discrimination throughout the upheaval that followed. Uber's HR shop has always been a bit of a mess.

2018 77

Improving Decision-Making Processes in the Workplace


Shift Your Company Culture. Ultimately, you need to build your company culture around a foundation of making better decisions. These enterprises don’t tend to succeed because the decision-making culture revolves around ego, not dependability. In order to adopt a culture of optimal functioning, it’s important that most employees are contributing to it. It also helps to instill a culture of data literacy into your company.

2019 140

Leadership is not for everyone. Is it for you?

Ms. Career Girl

After talking with your manager and mentors, seek internal opportunities and explore external opportunities. Taking the time for reflection to increase self-awareness, while being mindful of the organizations’ culture, dynamics, and power relationships, will give you clues on what to adjust. Seeking diverse, and even dissenting, opinions and perspectives from subject matter experts, generalists, end users, and other stakeholders helps you to make more sound decisions.

2020 153

Female Inclusivity in the Tech World

Ms. Career Girl

Internal classes or time spent to teach identifying tech problems, data management, and troubleshooting to employees, for instance, could open up more opportunities for a lot of women in your workplace. Again, technology is a must in today’s culture. Again, the gender differences people like to talk about aren’t biological , they’re cultural. And so we must start by changing the culture. Remember, there’s a difference between inclusivity and token diversity.

2018 140

Our Strength Lies in Our.

Evil HR Lady

I know you thought I was going to say "our strength lies in our diversity." We have diversity committees, VPs of Diversity, affirmative action plans and call minority candidates "diverse candidates." When we moved to Switzerland we enrolled our daughter in one of the most "diverse" schools on the planet. To add to the mix, many of the children are from mixed culture marriages--mom is from one country, dad is from another, and they are living in a third country.

2009 139

Happiness at Work ~ Truly Human Leadership

Position Ignition

Mr Chapman believes in a culture that validates each and every individual and that value must be created for all stakeholders, not only shareholders. Stephanie’s diverse career in the helping profession spans two continents. She uses her international experience, professional knowledge and living as an expatriate to enable others to create a fulfilling and balanced life.

3 Mysterious Questions That Confound HR & Recruiting


Learn more about diversity and its important role in HR by joining this webinar on 1/13/13 at 12 PM EST. Click here. . Why isn’t HR part of Diversity? Depending on your organization size and structure, sometimes things like diversity are completely separate from the HR function but not always entirely. Some companies have Recruiting oversee Diversity or it’s under the umbrella of Operations functions at other companies.

2014 107

Forcing Managers to Interview Minority Candidates - Necessary or Pure Bureaucracy?

The HR Capitalist

Named after the Pittsburgh Steelers' owner Dan Rooney, chairman of the league's diversity committee, the rule was created in the hopes of increasing the number of minority head coaches in the league. . So, let's take the focus off of minorities and plug another group of candidates in to discuss the wisdom of forcing your hiring managers to interview candidates they don't think have a chance - internal applicants.

2018 98

Top Internship Programs Announced

Ms. Career Girl

This summer, Vault surveyed more than 11,000 current and former interns from more than 100 employers. In addition to asking respondents to rate and review their own internship experiences for our 2017 Best Internships Rankings, we asked interns to rate the prestige of other employers, to determine which internships are the most desirable. Interns were asked to rate only the companies with whose reputations they are familiar.

9 Tips for Being a Powerhouse Girlboss 

Ms. Career Girl

Recognize how to bring the best out of your diverse team. Organizations are diverse, but often have distinct cultures. Perhaps you have a “loud” culture, but you have a quiet team member who is brilliant and needs to be nudged to contribute. Seek to embrace all in your diverse team, demonstrating that all types of workers can succeed under your leadership. She is a member of the International Advisory Committee of APCO Worldwide.

2017 137

Our Strength Lies in Our.

Evil HR Lady

I know you thought I was going to say "our strength lies in our diversity." We have diversity committees, VPs of Diversity, affirmative action plans and call minority candidates "diverse candidates." When we moved to Switzerland we enrolled our daughter in one of the most "diverse" schools on the planet. To add to the mix, many of the children are from mixed culture marriages--mom is from one country, dad is from another, and they are living in a third country.

2009 100

How Successful Women Support Each Other To Advance Their Careers

Ms. Career Girl

Diverse women need to work together in partnership towards equality because we will all benefit from using the power of our full numbers. This is great because hundreds of studies have shown that the more women rise to power in business, politics, and culture, the better life becomes for everyone (women, men and children) in that community. Do you want to advance in your career but keep feeling blocked? Having a hard time being heard or getting promoted?

2019 169

Learn to be Innovative in 2013


Most importantly, these elements require a corporate culture and leadership that support innovation. Often times the corporate catalyst swims against the tides and succeeds despite corporate culture, not because of it. How well does your organizational culture support high levels of collegiality, teamwork, dialogue and debate? Does your existing work culture and reward system provide opportunities for connections and collaboration or do you ostracize the corporate catalyst?

2013 116

What are the Best Investment Bank to Work for

Imarticus Learning

With its commitment to diversity and inclusion, this bank provides a range of financial solutions and investment products to some of the top multinational companies, financial institutions and top corporates alike. In liaise with work culture, the firm has earlier ranked as the top in Diversity, both Overall, Female and LGBTQ along with bagging the second spot in Minority Diversity. ?

Two (or More) Job Opportunities? ? 18 Elements of Comparison ? [Part 2 of 2]

Sklover Working Wisdom

Company Culture: Bullying, harassing, discriminatory practices, even dishonesty permitted or condoned by management may be rare or they may permeate the corporate cultures of the employers you are considering. “It’s not hard to make decisions. when you know what your values are.”.

2018 130

Best Companies to Work for 2014

Resume Bear

ARI, Automotive Resources International. The other third is based on responses to the institute’s Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts. Fortune’s Top 100 Companies to Work for 2014 List is out and Google tops the list again this year! List Rank. Company Name.

2014 161

Best Career Coaches in Your City

The Corporate Con/noisseur

million people and is the seat of the cultural, financial, and economic center of South Florida. The city is famed for its museums and history and hosts 177 foreign embassies, as well as the headquarters for many non-profit, lobbying, and international organization.

2020 52

Despite Economic Challenges, the Trends of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For Make Them Viable

Telecommuting Journal

55 percent offer recruitment and retention programs that include internal job postings (69 percent) and referral bonuses (60 percent). Half of the organizations host or sponsor activities that celebrate multi-culturalism and diversity while 67 percent offer written diversity statements. Nominations Open for 2012. WARREN, Mich.,

2011 100

Dazed and Confused – College Job Search

Career Alley

Known for their vast listings of career links, their Summer Intern section will not disappoint. Study Abroad – It’s not just about visiting a foreign country (although that is certainly a benefit), it’s about getting international experience, learning about other cultures and learning about diversity. Related posts: 5 Great College Career Sites for Summer Interns. “ Been dazed and confused for so long, it’s not true.