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Win the Talent War: Best Practices for Efficient Recruiting

Diversity Recruitment Research provides a look at five key studies on recruitment, a vital strategy for helping companies build and maintain a diverse, high-quality workforce. We looked at academic and trade publications and give you this sampling for your learning: Winning the Race for Talent in Emerging Markets By Douglas…

How to Reach New Talent Pools With Resource Groups

What’s one frequently overlooked source for successfully recruiting of candidates from traditionally underrepresnted popualtions Resource groups. DiversityInc asked companies that scored highest in the recruitment and retention areas onThe DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversityfor their best practicesand 98 percent use their resource groups as key talent-acquisition sources. But how…

Why All the Racist Comments on Black Actors in 'The Hunger Games'

Despite a record-breaking $155-million opening box-office weekend, hit movie “The Hunger Games” wasn’t a hit with all fans. The film’s release last weekend was followed by increasing numbers of negative tweets and comments among social-media users. The basis for the controversy Three important charactersRue (Amandla Stenberg), Thresh (Dayo Okeniyi) and…

Ask DiversityInc: Should You Use Multi-Tier Resource Groups

Q: We are exploring creating a two-tier model of affinity groupsone tier that contains the traditional demographic-based groups (e.g., women’s group, Hispanic group) and another tier that is more based on a specific cause or interest (e.g., the environment group or the employees-with-pets group). Are you aware of any other…

#Trayvon

By Luke Visconti * UPDATE: Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder on April 11,2012. In case you missed it, Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman as he walked down a street to a friend’s home in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman, on a “neighborhood watch” patrol, called the police…

How Do You Include Hourly Workers in Resource Groups

It’s the question everyone keeps asking: How do you include hourly or unionized workers in resource groups How do you get them to participate during their shifts And there are other burning questions. How do you count being a “member” Who qualifies to lead an resource group What are companies…

AT&T Announces Quarter-Billion-Dollar Expansion of Education Commitment

AT&T Announces Quarter-Billion-Dollar Expansion of Education Commitment ‘SOCIALLY INNOVATIVE’ APPROACH TO INCREASE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES, BOOST WORKPLACE READINESS NEW STUDY: GRADUATION RATES IMPROVE, BUT DROPOUTS REMAIN TOO HIGH WASHINGTON, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –As access to skilled workers becomes increasingly vital to the U.S. economy, AT&T* is launching a quarter-billion-dollar…