How Women Are Shaping VR Technology

Ms. Career Girl

It’s no secret that the tech industries have a serious diversity problem in general. According to a 2018 report by the National Center for Women & Information Technology , women hold just 26% of technology-related roles. Their work is changing lives, and shaping culture.

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. Additionally, thanks to the advancement of technology, it is now becoming more common to deal with clients, customers and employees from all over the world. Overcoming Cultural Barriers.

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3 Tips for Managing Workplace Diversity & Your Bottom-line


Workplace diversity is good for business and gives companies a distinct advantage. A Forbes survey of 300+ large global enterprises (>$500 million in annual revenue) revealed that 85 percent agreed or strongly agreed that diversity is crucial to fostering innovation in the workplace.

Hire for Cultural Fit: It’s Time to Add Other People, Pt 2

Hiring Technical People

In Hire for Cultural Fit: It’s Time to Add Women, Pt 1 , I wrote about the need to add women to your team, and what you could do. You need race and age diversity, along with personality diversity to get the best products out of your teams. When I asked about diversity, I kept hearing, “We only have young white people to offer you.” In fact, there were, maybe not plenty, but enough that I could start to hire a diverse set of people.

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Hiring for Diversity, Pt4: “Overqualified People” | Hiring.

Hiring Technical People

Tweet This Post This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged diversity , hiring decision , job analysis. Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing. Use the tips here to hire better, or find a new job.

10 Reasons for Considering a Career in Food Technology

Career Alley

Food technology is arguably one of the most important areas of food science that examines the actual production methods used to create the food we eat in as safe a manner as possible. Studying food technology grants you a deep understanding of how food is produced.

4 Strategies to Hire for Diversity with Mobile


Diversity Strategies for Workplace Diversity. This last couple weeks I’ve been working on a 15 page paper for a Wiley publication that I was asked to write about human resources, mobile, social media, and technology.

Why We Haven’t Fixed Our Diversity Problems

Water Cooler Wisdom

I’ll be the first to say I don’t have all the answers when it comes to diversity and inclusion. Diverse organizations perform better, are more innovative, and have more engaged employees. Most organizations understand the need to solicit talent from diverse sources and are successful at doing just that. What happens after these diverse hires start? Issue #2: We make D&I a program rather than a culture. We’re a diverse country, why isn’t this more natural?”

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4 Reasons The Best Working Environments Are Multi-Generational

Career Realism

There's a good chance you have a diverse set of co-workers at your job. A clear example is the issue of technology. The young bulls (of whichever gender) want to have technology , technology, and more technology.

2019 79

Interviewing for Culture, What's Rewarded | Hiring Technical People

Hiring Technical People

Read this post with the other two: Interviewing for Culture, How People Treat Each Other , and Interviewing for Culture, What’s Discussable and What’s Not , and you’ll have a great basis for understanding someone’s cultural preferences.

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THANK GOD FOR ASIANS: Google Releases Diversity Numbers.

HR Capitalist

Here''s some stat magic from the blog post at Google: "There are lots of reasons why technology companies like Google struggle to recruit and retain women and minorities. I''m looking at the Google diversity numbers and resisting the urge to wag the finger.

Hire for Diversity of All Kinds

Hiring Technical People

Using Social Media to Network → Hire for Diversity of All Kinds Posted on March 18, 2009 by johanna I read a bunch of blogs, and Evolving Excellence is consistently good. It’s too easy if you have insufficient diversity to achieve group-think without meaning to.

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Interviewing for Culture, What's Discussable and What's Not.

Hiring Technical People

In my recent talks about management, I talk about cultural fit. One piece of cultural fit is knowing what you can discuss and not discuss. The problem with culture is that it’s totally context-dependent.

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Interviewing for Culture, How People Treat Each Other | Hiring.

Hiring Technical People

I bet you’ve seen teams between or outside those two possibilities, too Each team is different, and when you hire for cultural issues, you need to address how people treat each other. Tweet This Post This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged culture , interview.

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Tech Managers: Time to Grow Up and Manage Like Humans

Hiring Technical People

I read Technology’s Man Problem in the New York Times this weekend. More diverse teams have a lower turnover rate. They know how to interview for cultural fit. They understand that culture is what you can discuss, what you reward, and how you treat each other. The more innovation you need in your product, the more diverse you need your team. You can stop creating a culture that doesn’t allow women to thrive.

2014 232

Recruiting Trends Columns About Culture Posted | Hiring Technical.

Hiring Technical People

→ Recruiting Trends Columns About Culture Posted Posted on November 16, 2007 by johanna My most recent Recruiting Trends column about culture is here. Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing.

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Don't Assess Cultural Fit with Personal Questions

Hiring Technical People

Assessing cultural fit is important, and the questions you want to ask might be some of these: “Tell me about your greatest successes. Tweet This Post This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged culture , interview.

2008 156

Hard Work And Ambition Are Rewarded At Drift

Career Realism

Drift is the fastest-growing technology company in Boston, but it remains committed to fostering a company culture of openness and teamwork. But, when you hire the right people, the culture often follows suit, according to Dena Upton, vice president of people at Drift.

2019 65

New Technology That’s Helping Employees Improve Collaboration

Ms. Career Girl

Being able to hire workers with varying schedule needs or in dispersed locations is great — it broadens the pool of talent to choose from and improves diversity. With technology like applicant tracking, it’s easy to discover the very best employees from that larger pool.

2019 147

HireCentrix Forum :: Topic: IBM Finds Profit in Diversity (1/1)


IBM Finds Profit in Diversity. TOPIC: IBM Finds Profit in Diversity. IBM Finds Profit in Diversity. Editors Note: Like many companies, IBM took big strides to eliminate discrimination by attempting to ignore cultural, racial, and other differences among its vast worldwide workforce. IBMs diversity task forces benefited from all four. Second, the chief diversity officer, Ted Childs, acts as a partner with the CEO as well as coach and adviser to other executives.

I Love It When You Call Me Big Data #BigDataHR


Jibe provides cloud-based recruiting technology solutions that enable talent acquisition teams to strategically identify, attract and engage candidates. If you think corporate culture is too touchy-feely for big data to measure, think again. Classifying culture.

2014 128

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

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.

2013 137

Friday Five: Tech, HR Tech and a Good Night’s Sleep


I’m not much for market watching, myself, so I’ve gathered a handful of links on the related story that’s more interesting to me: diversity in tech. A new study says that women are particularly averse to working at tech startups, citing obvious and more subtle sexism, and the cultural bias against, well, having a life outside the company. Jesse Jackson: The Civil Rights Leader’s Battle for Diversity in Tech. TGIF, friends!

2016 62

Getting Uncomfortable in HR: Adapting to our Changing World


Michael and the team at LiveHire are part of a new wave of antipodeans taking on the world through innovative solutions to changes in the world of work, joining HROnboard , Atlassian and Culture Amp in global domination. HR change HR tech hr technology technology

2016 130

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.

2016 92

Is the Future of School on a Chromebook?

Water Cooler Wisdom

Ralph Valenzisi, chief of technology, innovation, and partnerships in Norwalk, told Schaffhauser that he needed the devices so students could take the Smarter Balanced online tests. “We   Compared with similar devices, they are also relatively inexpensive, and their software allows teachers to offer learning plans that are tailored to a diverse range of student abilities and requirements. The When I was growing up, it was all about “Apples in the classroom.”

2016 69

Veterans Build A Foundation For Success At Power Home Remodeling Group

Career Realism

By the end of 2015, Power Home Remodeling Group was a growing company with a strong culture that had just been named as the best place to work for millennials by Fortune Magazine. One summit focuses on women, another focuses on diversity and inclusion, and the last one focuses on veterans.

Mobile Recruiting is a Form of Employee Age Discrimination


Change is the only certainty in life and these days the need for technology fuels much of the change especially from a business imperative. If your consumer facing marketing and product is so cutting edge, then why isn’t your internal and workplace technology.

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.

2019 62

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. In order to encourage collaboration, networking, and foster an environment of diversity and inclusion, the company has both Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and affinity groups.

2019 68

Should Succession Planning Be Important to Your Organization?


“Built to Last” Shifting generational and diversity factors present significant talent management challenges for today and most assuredly tomorrow’s organizations. Company culture and loyalty are inspired and nurtured. I just can’t stop thinking.

2013 128

People are Not Tools

Hiring Technical People

Or, that ask for “significant experience&# with a particular technology. Here’s how I categorize technical skills: functional skills, subject matter domain expertise (problem-space and solution-space), tools and technology, and industry skills.

2009 238

Female Inclusivity in the Tech World

Ms. Career Girl

Technology isn’t an option now, it’s a necessity. And if you’re not aware, the technology skills gap is growing — i.e. we are not teaching or embracing new technology as it becomes vital to our operations. Make Technology Accessible.

2018 185

Why You Probably Need More Training, Not Less

Water Cooler Wisdom

In the study, the greatest skills gaps were observed in the areas of technology/digital fluency (cited by 62 percent of respondents), communication (56 percent), business acumen (48 percent), diversity and cultural awareness (46 percent), and customer service (42 percent), and skills gaps affect employees at all levels.   Best Practices Current Affairs Employment Trends HR Issues Life in the 21st Century Management Personal Development Skills gaps Technology

2018 40

7 Ways AI is Simplifying Recruiting

Water Cooler Wisdom

Here are a few promising AI-related technologies that both simplify and streamline recruitment operations. One of the most challenging hurdles recruiters face is unconscious bias, which is triggered by our brain making quick judgments and assessments of people and situations based on our background, cultural environment and personal experiences. Many recruiters have trouble attracting diverse candidates based purely on the language in their job descriptions.

2018 43

Making A Career In 5 Most Lucrative Industries

Career Alley

Technical Sector: If you check Fortune magazine’s top 100 companies 2012, you’ll learn that most places are occupied by companies from the technology sector. This includes leading companies like Google, Accenture, Microsoft and Worldwide technology.

2013 339

How to Recruit For A Small Business

Water Cooler Wisdom

Our employees have diverse experiences and backgrounds, from a restaurant manager to a veteran to a former security guard. Phillip Oakley: Common Giant's recruitment strategy is almost completely a byproduct of our brand and culture. Oakley: Most of our employees have come from internal referrals, but some have reached out without job postings to share interest in our culture.

2016 43

Our 2013 Most Desirable Company Is.Whirlpool!

Water Cooler Wisdom

Whirlpool is host to numerous diversity groups, including a Young Professionals Network of more than 700 local members who are active in volunteering in corporate social responsibility commitments like Habitat for Humanity, Cook for the Cure, United Way, and the Boys and Girls Clubs.  Whirlpool plays on the global stage as well, with 67 global manufacturing and technology centers around the world and regional headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Comerio, Italy, and Shanghai, China. 

2013 59

Four Tips For Being Confident At Work — But Not Catty

Ms. Career Girl

Technology was once a field dominated by men, but according to this analysis of some of the most influential young professionals around the world, women are closing the gap. Unique skill sets are what help create diverse, effective teams.

2018 246

How to Navigate Through Menopause AND Your Career

Ms. Career Girl

By the time they reach menopause, women are often in a position of leadership: they need to learn how to lead diverse teams and cater to people who may have different strengths, weaknesses, and motivations. She loves writing on a variety of topics from technology to lifestyle.

2020 130

Living My Happily Ever After: Reinventing Life At 50

Ms. Career Girl

Yes, at my age, you have to direct one-self to learn the art of newer technologies and slowly, but steadily capture the means. Coming from a family of nomadic roots, my childhood revolved around the arts of big cities and the cultural diversities of the places we travelled.

2017 159

4 Ways Savvy Women Can Break the Glass Ceiling

Ms. Career Girl

Corporate culture and social norms both present huge challenges to women seeking to correct stubborn workplace imbalances. In reality, successful women have a variety of different approaches, demographics, cultural values, and behaviors that drive them.

2019 153