- Talent Management
Achieving Success Through a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce
We’ve all heard the statistics—America’s demographic landscape is shifting from one that’s made up of predominantly white citizens, to one that’s made up primarily of people who were once minorities.
There are cities and states throughout the country where minorities are in reality the majority, and it’s up to corporate and business leaders to not only recognize this shift, but make changes in their talent management strategies that adequately address the changing face of the American workforce.
Diversity and Inclusion Go Hand-in-Hand with Growth
The terms diversity and inclusion were once thought of as something that could be addressed by HR, perhaps just as a sentence or two in the employee handbook.
That outdated way of thinking will no longer cut it.
Diversity and inclusion not only have to be a key component of talent management strategies, but these are also concepts intrinsically tied to remaining successful and competitive in today’s evolving marketplace.
In order to remain or become competitive, employers are faced with the challenge of attracting, hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.
There’s also a specific challenge when it comes to not only a racially diverse workforce, but the inclusion of females and people of all backgrounds, and learning how to manage them in a way that provides opportunities for and encourages success and a thriving career.
Employers are learning the importance of having a diverse workforce, but also how to manage opportunities for progression within an organization.
Similarly, employers in today’s global economy are looking for ways to attract and leverage non-American talent in a meaningful way.
When approaching the challenges of creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce, some of the primary factors to be considered include:
These are all some of the important questions employers and company leaders are asking themselves in terms of their talent management strategy, and there’s a growing focus on the role diversity and inclusion should have within any organization’s short and long-term strategy for success.
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After last week’s tragic massacre in Orlando, businesses around the world launched campaigns to express their support for the victims and for the broader LGBT community. Delta Airlines, for example, paid for advertisements in high-profile locations in major cities across the United States. The advertisements feature a ribbon that combines the American and Pride flags. […]… read more
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There is possibly nothing more generative than a cross-cultural team, but cross-cultural teams also come with challenges and at times, misunderstandings. Among the challenges posed by cross cultural teams are members’ very different feelings about deadlines. Stereotypes not withstanding, some cultures are more punctual than other cultures, and in the workplace this can and does […]… read more
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You’ve already heard the news–Facebook is on the hot seat for admitting that its trending news is not simply a reflection of an algorithm but also subject to tampering by its human newsroom editors. Worse yet, the allegations suggest that Facebook’s human newsroom editors have been intentionally suppressing right-wing news stories about Paul Rand, Donald […]… read more
May 17, 2016 Cait Etherington
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 […]… read more
May 5, 2016 Cait Etherington
Over the past twenty-four months, the Silicon Valley has been coming face-to-face with its diversity problem and so far, the news has mostly been bad. First, there were reports of the staggeringly low number of visible minority workers and women employed at Google, Apple and other major technology companies across the nation. Then, Ellen Pao […]… read more