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Proof That Diversity Drives Innovation

Donald Fan is senior director in the Office of Diversity at Walmart. In a State of the Union address, President Barack Obama mentioned the word “innovation” nine times, more than any other president ever has, according to Fareed Zakaria. This highlights a key point that in this new era, rife…

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WOMEN'S BUSINESS ENTERPRISE NATIONAL COUNCIL (WBENC) APPROVED AS 3RD PARTY CERTIFIER OF SBA'S WOMEN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS (WOSB) FEDERAL CONTRACTING PROGRAM

Washington, DC July 18 The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) has announced that the Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved WBENC as a Third Party Certifier for Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) certification as part of the SBA’s WOSB Federal Contracting Program. “This is an historical moment as WBENC…

How to Fairly Hire Applicants With Criminal Records

Person A has a problem. She has to hire a specific number of people this year. Many of these jobs are not highly paid, but all of them must be performed well. Finding enough qualified applicants is a challenge. Person A is not alone. Nationwide, the number of qualified job…

How to Stop the Asian 'Brain Drain' in Your Company

Asian-American employees are more likely than white employees to value being highly compensated, to place importance on having a powerful position and to ask for stretch assignments, pay raises and promotions, but most don’t rise higher than middle management in America’s corporations, according to a report from the Center for…

What Drives Innovation at JCPenney

Myron E. (Mike) Ullman III, who is retiring in November as chairman and CEO of JCPenney, No. 35 in The 2011 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity, is an exemplary diversity leader, professionally and personally. He has spearheaded the retailer’s innovative efforts to connect with an increasingly diverse customer base…

How Does DiversityInc Determine the Top 50

Read more Ask DiversityInc questions and answers here. Q: DO YOU REQUIRE: A certain percentage of women and people of color in management That the company has a diversity award program That the company has affinity groups That the company has mandatory diversity training for the workforce A: We analyze…

Lessons in Networking to Maximize Relationships

Some people run with every opportunity that life offers. Byron Spruell is one of those people. Spruell, recently named global managing director of the Financial Advisory Practice for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, just came off a four-year stint as chief of staff to Deloitte LLP’s former U.S. CEO (and now…

Diversity Drives Cleveland's Economic Development, Recovery

Once known as a “rust-belt” region, Greater Cleveland is on the cusp of economic recoverythanks, in part, to the collaborative efforts of local organizations to recruit, retain, promote and open contracting bids to people of all ages and abilities, races and religions. Headquartered within an eight-county area in northeast Ohio,…