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Archived: How to Get 150 Top-Performing Black and Latino Candidates Now

Ernst & Young takes its talent seriously. That’s why the professional-services firm isn’t leaving the quality of its future workforce to chance. Its leaders are taking the initiative by engaging traditionally underrepresented students before they graduate from college as well as helping administrators and faculty members address existing diversity gaps…

Archived: Best Practices on Improving Retention

While the Big Four accounting firms fiercely compete against each other, they all have one common challenge: the retention of talent.Ernst & Young(No. 5 inThe DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity),PricewaterhouseCoopers(No. 3),KPMG(No. 29) andDeloitte(No. 8) all work hard to recruit Blacks, Latinos, Asians, American Indians, LGBT people, people with disabilities…

Archived: Recruitment: Black and Latino Accountants

Data from The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity shows that all of the Big Four accounting firmsErnst & Young (No. 5),PricewaterhouseCoopers(No. 3),KPMG(No. 29) andDeloitte(No. 8)face similar challenges in diversifying their U.S. workforces. Of all U.S. employees for these companies in aggregate, only 3.9 percent are Black, 3.5 percent are…

Archived: Civil-Rights Progress: Helping LGBT Youth

By Dr. Eliza Byard Dr. Byard is the executive director ofGLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. As we head into this long weekend in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the family of Robert Champion is mourning his death and suing those they hold responsible for their…

Archived: How Has Dr. King's Legacy Changed Lives

By R. Fenimore Fisher R. Fenimore Fisher is the managing partner of the R. Fenimore Fisher Group, a global diversity and inclusion and labor-conflict resolution consultancy firm. Prior to that, Fisher served as vice president of diversity and employment analysis for Wal-Mart Stores and as executive director of the Rev….

Archived: How to Increase the Number of Black CPAs

By Frank K. Ross, CPA Most of the accounting profession recognizes the importance of attracting more Blacks to the field and helping them pass the CPA exam. Few, unfortunately, have a good track record in getting results. In 2002 and 2010, Blacks hired by CPA firms accounted for only 3…

Archived: Was 'Good Riddance, B—-!' Sexual Harassment

Sex Discrimination: Diversity and inclusion at Walmart (class action Phase 2).In early 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the massiveDuke v. Walmartsex-discrimination nationwide class action because it was too large and had too many issues to fit within the class-action rules. The plaintiffs have now amended the complaint to focus…