Tag: Hiring

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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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Big Tech Pledged Millions to Black Lives Matter, but Still Have Woeful Diversity and Inclusion Numbers, New Report Finds

According to a new report by data analytics company Blendoor, it’s apparently easier, or sufficient, for some giant tech companies to donate millions of dollars to causes like Black Lives Matter than it is to actually promote change by increasing diversity numbers within their own workforce. Meredith Somers of MIT…

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Black Corporate Board Membership Grew by 32% in the Last Year, but Major Gaps Still Exist

The murder of George Floyd galvanized the need for racial reform and equity in the U.S., and boards have been listening. Data from the consulting firm ISS Corporate Solutions reveals that between July 2020 and May 2021, 32% of individuals newly appointed to the corporate boards within the country’s largest…

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Amazon, Microsoft, Zillow and Leading US Companies Launch Black Boardroom Initiative

The number of Black executives in corporate boardrooms remains shockingly sparse even with the ongoing push for diversity and inclusion all across American culture — including companies big and small alike. But some of the biggest corporations in the United States are working on a new initiative to change that….

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Hiring of Chief Diversity Officers Triples Over Past 16 Months but Representation in the Workforce is Still Lagging

The ongoing push for social change and reform that started last year after the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others isn’t just changing the world we live in, it’s also dramatically changing the places we work. And nowhere is that change more evident than in DE&I. Recently released…