Tag: Minorities

HR Professional

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…

executive boardroom

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…

banks, committee

Committee on Financial Services Finds Need for Transparency, Improvement in Large Banks’ Diversity Practices

The U.S. House Committee on Financial Services under congresswoman Maxine Waters issued a report this month that summarizes the Committee’s review of the diversity and inclusion practices in the U.S.’s largest banks. It found that although banks and other financial services firms tout their diversity and inclusion policies, the sector…

utah, judkins, prison

Utah Rep. Marsha Judkins Proposes Research into Racial Disparities in State’s Prisons

The racial disparities in Utah prisons have become so prominent that they warrant an examination into implicit bias, according to a proposal from state Rep. Marsha Judkins. The Republican lawmaker told the Standard-Examiner that she is working on a prosecution transparency bill that will collect data on how arrests, chargings,…

Nike Has a Problem with Hiring and Promoting Women and Minorities to Senior Levels

Nike Inc.’s HR Chief Monique Matheson informed employees on Wednesday that the company has failed in both promoting and hiring women and minorities to senior-level positions. But this is not surprising as Nike’s executive leadership team is predominantly white and male. Mark Parker, the company’s chairman, president and CEO since…

WSJ Staff Criticizes Lack of Diversity in its Newsroom

Staff members at The Wall Street Journal have written a letter to their management team regarding the publication’s astounding lack of diversity, Business Insider reported on Tuesday. “Diversity in the newsroom is good for business and good for our coverage,” staffers wrote to Gerard Butler, editor in chief, and Matt…

Black Delegates at GOP Convention at Lowest Level in History

The percentage of Black delegates at this year’s Republican convention in Cleveland has dropped to its lowest level in recorded history around 0.7 percent with only 18 Black delegates out of a total of 2,472. The RNC does not break out Latino or Asian delegates, and the breakout of those…

Education Disparities for Minorities, Report Finds

Academically challenging classes, experienced teachers and moderate disciplinary policies are housed in affluent white school districts, leaving minorities on the fringe, according to a U.S. Department of Education survey. “In general, the data shows students of color, students whose first language is not English and students with disabilities are, according…