diversity

Fit versus Diversity in Hiring

June 25, 2016   

An increasing number of companies are running into a distressing conundrum that pits the need for hiring people who are a good “fit” for an organization against more recent notions that make a strong case for diversity as a hiring goal. Are these two common hiring goals mutually exclusive? If not, what is the way […]

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Can Board Diversity Change an Organization?

May 17, 2016   

As diversity questions continue to dominate the high-tech sector, Twitter has appointed a new board member to help change its profile. On Monday, Debra Lee, chairman and chief executive of BET Networks, announced that she was joining the board. The 61 year old is a well-known African American media business figure who has overseen the […]

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Diversity’s Dirty Secret

February 1, 2016   

It’s fairly common knowledge at this point that businesses and organizations like to think of themselves as committed to diversity, and yet far too many diversity efforts fail. I’ve written in the past about how one of the reasons this happens is by leaving inclusion out of the equation (see Why Diversity and Inclusion Efforts […]

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Diversity and Inclusion: Beyond Compliance

January 30, 2015   

I’ve written previously about Why Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Fail, and in that article I highlighted the importance of putting inclusion back into diversity and inclusion, because even though the formula D+I is difficult, D–I (diversity without inclusion) is a recipe for failure. What hampers many D&I efforts is a general unwillingness to go beyond […]

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Why Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Fail

October 2, 2014   

You know there’s a pretty solid business case to nurture a diverse and inclusive workplace. When you do it right, employees work 12% harder, are 19% more likely to stick around longer, and collaborate up to 57% more effectively with colleagues. Even executives are on board, with more than 80% claiming to be strongly supportive […]

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