Diversity Recruitment

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Broadway Approves Historic ‘New Deal’ To Increase Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Throughout New York Theater

Workforce numbers for productions in New York City’s Broadway industry are appalling: 80% of show writers, 85.5% of directors and over 61% of all roles cast go to white people. But the recently approved “New Deal for Broadway” is hoping to change all of that, bringing increased representation into all…

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NASA Pledges $18 Million on New Research Projects at Several HBCUs To Help Boost STEM Diversity

In a major new push to help increase diversity and inclusion in the world of STEM, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that it will soon be supporting academic programs at several of the nation’s leading Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI)….

Damian Williams

Damian Williams Nominated To Become First Black Prosecutor at One of the Nation’s Top Federal Courts

In a historic move, attorney Damian Williams has been nominated by President Biden to lead the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, one of the most high-profile law enforcement departments within the United States. NPR’s Jaclyn Diaz reported that “if confirmed, Williams would be the first…

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More Than Two-Thirds of Companies Still Lack Necessary Diversity Within Their Tech Workforce

Despite changes in hiring strategies and an increased push for inclusion, many large corporations are still struggling to increase diversity within their tech workforces. Global employment advisor Staffing Industry Analysts reported that “68% of companies feel there is a lack of diversity in their tech workforces, according to a survey…

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Grammy Awards Commit to Using an ‘Inclusion Rider’ During Production of Future Telecasts

Frances McDormand set social media ablaze in 2018 when she won her second Oscar for Best Actress and used part of her acceptance speech to talk about an “inclusion rider” — a provision in a contract providing for a certain level of diversity in casting, production or other aspects related…

Carolyn Tandy

People On the Move: Carolyn Tandy, Humana’s New Senior Vice President and Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer

Leading health and wellness company Humana Inc. (No. 13 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2021) has named Carolyn Tandy as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer.  In her new role, Tandy will be responsible for elevating and enhancing Humana’s inclusion…

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Nasdaq and SEC Near Agreement on Plan To Increase Diversity Within Corporate Boards

The multinational financial services corporation Nasdaq Inc. and the stock exchanges it operates are on the verge of becoming much more diverse and inclusive, especially when it comes to the number of women and minorities serving on the boards of member companies. Bloomberg’s Andrew Ramonas and Claire Hao have reported…

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New Study Reveals Diversity Slate of Job Applicants Increases by 118% When Women or POC Oversee Hiring and Recruitment

If your company or organization is looking to increase the diversity of its workforce, studies suggest putting a woman or someone from an underrepresented demographic in charge of hiring. According to the Journal of Applied Psychology, when women and/or people of color head hiring committees, it can have a significant…

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Walmart Tests New Employee Retention Strategy by Covering 100% of College Tuition Fees

America’s largest retailer is attempting a surprising new strategy to help the company attract and retain top-level talent. Walmart (No. 22 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2021) has announced that it will now begin covering full tuition plus the cost of books for its workers…

President Joe Biden

President Biden Signs Sweeping Executive Order To Promote Improved Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility Across Federal Workforce

In a complete one-eighty from the anti-diversity initiative former President Trump issued during his final months in office, President Joe Biden has issued a new executive order tasking the dozens of various departments and agencies within the federal government to each create and submit their own unique plan on how…