Tag: Diverse Workforce

Faces of HR: How Nicole Dawson Built a Trendsetting Workplace at BAL

In the fast-paced world of immigration law, where navigating complex legalities is par for the course, Nicole Dawson, Chief People and Culture Officer at BAL, isn’t just building a team; she’s crafting a culture. With a career spanning nearly two decades, her journey from recruiter to HR leader is a testament to her passion for […]

Stop Thinking About Your Frontline Workers Like Second-Class Citizens

Recently, I had a conversation with an HR leader, and they lumped their workforce into two broad categories. There were knowledge workers — and everyone else. Categories and labels are useful for communication and a shared lexicon can make it easier to get things done. Except when they don’t. What can feel efficient, good enough, or […]

Faces of HR: Angela Cheng-Cimini on Leading with a Conscience, Uniqueness, and Wisdom

Meet Angela Cheng-Cimini, SVP, Talent and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at Harvard Business Publishing, which focuses on improving business management practices through myriad resources, including articles, books, case studies, simulations, videos, learning programs, and digital tools. She joined the publishing company in 2021, bringing more than 30 years of HR experience across multiple sectors […]

Addressing Gender Inequality in the Tech Sector this International Women’s Day

With International Women’s Day here, the tech sector stands out for its stark shortfall in female representation, having seen a marginal increase of only 3% since 1984, moving from 32% to 35% over four decades. This is despite an improving economy, growing at an annual rate of 3.1%, and the rising demand for skilled workers […]

Hiring Managers’ Reluctance Toward Gen Z

Generation Z—those born in the late 1990s and early 2000s, are beginning to enter the workforce in large numbers, and this group will represent the core of the workforce in years to come. So why are hiring managers so skeptical of these workers? A recent survey by ResumeBuilder.com reveals a notable reluctance among hiring managers […]

High Profile Debate Over Corporate DEI Efforts

In the corporate world, the topic of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) has sparked a debate among some of the most influential business leaders. While some captains of industry view DEI as a crucial strategy for business success, others see the discipline as a lot of puffery without much substance. A recent article by Fortune […]

The ABCs of DEI in Recruiting

An acronym on the hearts, minds, and lips of most corporate hiring leaders today—and on their to-do lists—is DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) and how to incorporate it into their recruitment practices. You don’t need a business degree from Harvard to understand the practical benefits of DEI, which range from bolstering creativity and innovation to […]

Realizing a More Diverse Workplace Through Investment in Black and Brown Girls

In recent years, we’ve seen many companies and corporations introduce initiatives designed to advance professional opportunities for historically excluded populations across the employment spectrum, including C-suite and senior leadership positions. There’s no denying that a more diverse workforce and an equitable work environment result in stronger outcomes and employee satisfaction. As the professional landscape continues […]

4 Steps HR Leaders Must Take to Keep Pace with Shifting Employee Expectations

Half of employees say the coronavirus pandemic changed their expectations of their employers. Employees are now spending more time contemplating what they expect in the future of work and what to focus on to achieve it, and this new era of mindfulness has been dubbed the “Great Reflection.” And with recession fears in many industries, […]

DEI Is Not Bullet Proof

I’m not sure how to tell you this, but diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are NOT BULLETPROOF. I see your confusion (and pain) as you try to figure out how your company somehow sustained those workplace culture wounds, even with that brand-new DEI program in place. OK, I get it. They told you at the […]