4 Trends Seeking to Address Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

Ms. Career Girl

The post 4 Trends Seeking to Address Cultural Diversity in the Workplace appeared first on Ms. Within the broad scope of cultural diversity falls the category of workers with disabilities. That would be cross-cultural diversity or multi-cultural diversity.

What Does Corporate Diversity Really Mean?


In part 2, I took it the definition of affirmative action a step further. In part 3, we are focusing on corporate diversity and what does it really mean? DEFINING DIVERSITY AND OUR DIFERENCES. Personally, I’m a big fan of “Diversity Management.”

Why Affirmative Action is Not a Synonym for Diversity


You can click here and read my first post in my affirmative action definition series. A suggestion and encourages you to reach, engage, cultivate relationships and encourage diverse candidates to apply at your company. Diversity is not affirmative action.

6 Sessions On Diversity You Can’t Miss at #SHRM16


In this post I’ll direct your attention to sessions on diversity that offer practical advice for diversifying your workforce, or that get at the fundamental barriers that get in the way of creating more equitable and diverse workplaces. Creating more diverse teams requires more than setting up and maintaining a diversity program ( itself a bigger challenge than it might at first seem ). Synthesizing Diversity and Inclusion: A Critical Business Imperative.

update: my office wants us to celebrate by wearing pink and blue by gender

Ask A Manager

I forwarded the hurl-worthy emails to the diversity chief (in my experience, HR has not been helpful with many workplace issues) for some action. Diversity Chief called me to apologize profusely for inadvertently naming me as the whistleblower, and then we ranted for awhile about why women and also transgender, nonbinary and LGTBQ+ people often prefer to seek health care services elsewhere, because of outdated and offensive mindsets illustrated by these “pink and blue” emails.

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

Hiring Technical People

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. Here is what I did: I told everyone I knew that I was looking to increase the diversity of my teams. Not people who look like us.

How to cope with diversity | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog How to cope with diversity Posted to: Diversity June 21st, 2010 Del.icio.us I used to think diversity was my best friend marrying a black guy. Real diversity requires real patience.

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4 Best Cities In The U.S. To Focus Your Job Search

Career Realism

It can be particularly difficult if you haven’t definitively decided on a region to focus on. There’s a diverse range of employers in the metropolitan area, in major sectors that include technology, health care, business, education, government, and entertainment. The post 4 Best Cities In The U.S.

company is taking us to a musical mocking religion, custodian might be taking my food, and more

Ask A Manager

Company wants to take us to a musical disparaging religion. My company has bought us tickets to go see The Book of Mormon as a company bonding experience. People have impromptu Nerf battles in the hallways, and the company has previously taken all of us out to see Star Wars. But if it’s truly unrelated to your work, it’s reasonable to say “this isn’t a good idea for either of us.”). It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go….

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coworker didn’t warn us about bed bugs, was I blacklisted, and more

Ask A Manager

Coworker didn’t warn us about bed bugs when we traveled to satellite office. I am really annoyed that an entire group of professionals at that satellite office did not warn us about the bed bug situation–if they had, we obviously would not have gone there and it doesn’t matter that the bedbugs were found in the room next door. We don’t want to risk bringing them back with us.” (It’s It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

2015 54

Forget gender equality and focus on gender priorities

Penelope Trunk

And of course I said why are people even asking because she will definitely have kids. ( We have so much data to get us to the next stage, and no one is moving. Diversity

2018 81

4 Types of questions get us in trouble | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog 4 Types of questions get us in trouble Posted to: Interviewing | Knowing yourself | Networking October 12th, 2009 Del.icio.us Today I’m going to focus on the kinds of questions that back us into a corner. In the US we are trained to think along certain lines. Some of us do it with more ease than others, of course–but we have been trained in certain kinds of thought.

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3 Things you need to know about people with Asperger’s

Penelope Trunk

Both my son and I have Asperger’s so I am constantly thinking of how to help both of us fit into the world better. Theoretically, this should be easy because high IQ and good looks go hand in hand , and the definition of Asperger’s includes higher IQ. Diversity

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Think Outside of Your Proverbial Thought Box


Diversity. With diversity comes difference. It involves variances in opinion, experience, work habits, thought processes, beliefs, and every other thing you can think of, including how we define diversity. Diversity in action!

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Changing the Culture On A Big Scale

Learning Voyager

McAdam said: "We will definitely try to bring that entrepreneurial culture from the wireless side into the wireline side." Change energizes us. Capitalize on diversity. Values Leadership Diversity Change Culture Communication

Asperger's at work: 5 ways to be less annoying | Penelope Trunk's.

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Asperger's at work: 5 ways to be less annoying Posted to: Diversity | Knowing yourself | Office Politics November 24th, 2009 Del.icio.us Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook The first step to growing a good career in the face of Asperger's Syndrome is to recognize that this is a social skills deficit, by definition, and work, by definition, is a social skills decathlon.

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How to get good ideas for startups | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook The majority of people in the US would like to be self-employed , according to Dartmouth economist, David Blanchflower. I’m not sure if this qualifies us for the Harvard study demographic, but just in case, my kids do a lot of chores.

2010 107

5 Tips For Completing Your Company Tool Box

Career Realism

Because individuals within a diverse group come from unique environments and have varied life experiences, they have different “tools” to recognize and solve problems, according to Dr. Scott E. What does it mean to demonstrate diversity? Does your company embrace diversity?

2014 105

New Survey Shows Executives Need Social Media Skills

Professional Resume Services

A diverse selection of companies, ranging from small startups to Fortune 1000 companies in several industries, was represented. BRANDfog surveyed 1000 UK and US employees in these companies asking 15 basic questions about social media for executive and C-Suite communication.

How to Stay Positive in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

It’s part of our way of coping with the fast-paced world around us. Healthy eating definitely improves mental outlook, stamina and overall well-being. Cooking is a satisfying and positive diversion from negative thinking.

2016 263

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. If we’re lucky, men may help us, but women have to lead the way and ask for what we want. Focus on How We Succeed, Not Barriers That Keep Us Down.

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Underrated career skill: Asking questions | Penelope Trunk's.

Penelope Trunk

Most of us didn’t learn that, though. Living in the US, I too considered the phrase a rhetorical question, especially in a work environment. –Penelope Posted by Penelope Trunk on December 15, 2009 at 10:32 pm | permalink | Reply Or is the question: are there ways you (ie us) are behaving at work that aren't helping you? Doesn't mean that those of us who missed out or find it harder can't also learn the rules. Is this your first time here?

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Military Careers and Women– The Forces Need You!

Ms. Career Girl

There are equivalent opportunities in the U.S. Companies and organisations know that there are definite benefits to hiring more diversely, but that also opens up new opportunities for us, as candidates. It’s definitely worth considering!

Stuck in Your Career? Try These 3 Powerful Tips

Ms. Career Girl

Affirmations are positive statements that allow us to refocus our energy on the future possibilities instead of the past problems. Being multilingual is definitely a competitive edge over others in the marketplace. The post Stuck in Your Career?

2016 233

Living By Your Rules, or Someone Else’s? – How To Know The Difference

Ms. Career Girl

Whether you see yourself as rule-maker, rule-breaker or rule-follower, at some point in your life, you’ve probably realized that some rules were definitely made to be broken! Most of us try to follow the rules (or at least try to appear that we are) to avoid judgment, especially from the people we care about. She has always been fascinated by diversity, difference and creativity and their ability to affect profound change.

2019 110

Why Is Professionalism Important at the Workplace?

Imarticus Learning

The customary code of conduct is our easiest adaptation on following the method of the organisation, which to us is our guide to being a professional employee. Professionalism is perhaps the most misunderstood and over described term in modern times.

2019 90

How to Shift Your Organization’s Culture to Become More #Equal

Ms. Career Girl

Instead, he’s stuck with an un-diverse quote on the internet. If you aren’t comfortable putting on a man’s suit and becoming a different person tomorrow (like most of us), the sneaky way of changing your language is by increasing your gender neutrality. Definitely.

2018 149

Ladies: It’s Your Right to Define Leadership on Your Terms

Ms. Career Girl

It’s vital women understand that this doesn’t mean their definition of success is wrong. There’s no end-all definition of success; rather, success is defined on our own terms. Create a more compelling diversity story in our workplace.

2016 176

On the Art of Influence

Learning Voyager

For the client, the art of influence is the ability of the project managers to work effectively with diverse stakeholders in a highly complex organizational environment, to reach consensus, make wise decisions, and move forward toward strategic aims. Using Karl Albrecht's definition, social intelligence is the ability to get along well with others and get them to work cooperatively with you toward a goal. As OD consultant John Scherer has taught us, you can run from the tiger.

2018 40

Jobs from the Best, Biggest and Most Admired Companies – Vol 2

Career Alley

A quick search for the US returned 118 job opportunities. This includes the reasons to work there, Diversity, Educational Initiatives and, of course, job listings. There were 169 job opportunities when I checked the US site.

2012 164

Practitioner Spotlight: Kathleen Mangiafico, @kittykat_01


Tell us about yourself. I am extremely diverse and inclusive and am drawn to people that are very different than me. I’m all about sharing information that will rebuild our country and guide us through this economic change! The true definition of – RESPECT.

2015 129

10 must-read career blogs for job seekers

Mildred Talabi

However there are plenty more to read that is relevant so definitely still check it out. Another US-based site but worth including for their practical tips and advice to people wanting to enter or already in internships.

2012 112

Interview: A Look Into Summer Work and Study Abroad

Ms. Career Girl

Comment from Editor: In this post Kelly gives us a great insight into internship abroad. They blend in and there are a few other random signs that are more similar to the street signs we are used to in the US so I just thought they only marked important streets at first!

2014 186

Does Your Company Have an "Unconscious Bias" Problem?

HR Capitalist

Let's start with some definitions: Psychologists tell us that our unconscious biases are simply our natural people preferences. Biologically we are hard-wired to prefer people who look like us, sound like us and share our interests.

2018 74

How To Find Your Life Purpose To Live A Regret-Free Life

Ms. Career Girl

Doing this can also help you feel like you’re beginning the process of uncovering your purpose and this action takes us out of fear and into focused inspiration. The key here, is to gain clarity and also see how diverse and expansive living a life of purpose (and without regrets) can be!

2018 143

Five Things I’ve Learned in The Big City

Ms. Career Girl

Unfortunately, open-mindedness has taken a narrow definition in our current societal climate. However, I would like to bring the definition back to its roots. Many of us have. Five things I’ve learned in the big city?

2012 173

The Business Analyst Career Path

Imarticus Learning

The business analyst career path is difficult to define, mainly because of the diverse skill sets that can be adapted into many sets of opportunities. Their job functions could vary depending upon the position, but the overall definition would be the same.

2017 52

5 Hot Careers in Technology

Career Alley

What’s more, the diversity of technology career choices provides great choices for just about anyone. Education &/or Training Requirements – You most definitely need a degree, and requirements can be found at universities that specialize in IT.

3 Reasons Why Employees LOVE Working At Zillow

Career Realism

Well, if you love to have fun at your job and surround yourself with really cool people, you definitely should check out Zillow, a virtual home and real estate marketplace. People come from various backgrounds, and I dig the diversity,” one reviewer wrote.

2015 95

Efficiency Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be

Water Cooler Wisdom

At the U.S. Definitions are a’ changing. Without this modern definition of productivity and with teams that were efficient according to the traditional definition, Apple would have never created the iPod and auto manufacturers wouldn’t be introducing hybrid or alternative energy cars.  And 72 percent of great work ideas succeed because the employee speaks to many people about their solution, and incorporates diverse knowledge and viewpoints into the design.

2016 40

Employee Engagement 2010 Dozen (Feb): The 2020 Vision

David Zinger

Employee engagement is too narrowly attached to a role and can easily create an us/them experience in organizations with managers/leaders seeing themselves removed from employees. Let’s drop the hope or search for one single definition of employee engagement.

2010 89

Office Fashion: Is It Time To Update Your Look?

Career Realism

Fashion Challenge: Older professionals who don’t realize when it’s definitely time to update their look and have a major style makeover. Join us on Wednesday, February 12 at 1pm EST for a live presentation on dressing for your career on a budget.

Seven Elements in Organizational Culture

Learning Voyager

U = Understanding Differences : Every organization is a coming together of people and that means, by definition, differences of all kinds. Diversity therefore is a challenge! E = Empowerment and Engagement : Lastly the letter "E" points us to two powerful strategies for high performance. Often I am asked by my clients to help strengthen or even change the culture of their company. Where do you start?