OpenMic Reports Silicone Valley Struggles to Hire Diversity

Despite high profile programs designed to attract more diverse candidates to join their companies OpenMic reports Silicon Valley struggles to hire diversity. According to a report issued by OpenMic -Black, Latino and Native American engineers remain scarce at America’s top technology organizations. OpenMic says Blacks and Latinos make up just 5.3 percent of the workforce … Read More

HollywoodSoWhite Inclusion or Invisibility

A newly released study suggests diversity in TV and film is so bad. The hashtag #OscarsSoWhite should probably be changed to #HollywoodSoWhite. HollywoodSoWhite because of an “epidemic of invisibility” cited by researchers at the University of Southern California. Researchers analyzed more than 21,000 characters and behind-the-scenes workers on more than 400 films and TV shows … Read More

Diversity Canada’s Strength

Diversity Strength Canada’s diversity strength was proclaimed on Saturday 1-28 by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.“Diversity is our strength. Prime Minister Trudeau’s remarks were a reaction to President Donald J Trump’s order to halt refugee arrivals. Mr. Trudeau cited Canada’s willingness to welcome all those fleeing war and terror, regardless of faith it well know and … Read More

Trumpcare, Not Obamacare, Could Be a Job Killer?

Trumpcare, Could Be a Job Killer. Obamacare isn’t well liked, but it’s worked.Obamacare isn’t a very well-liked health law, nor has it ever been. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s (KFF) Health Tracking Poll, which is done on a nearly monthly basis, you can count on two hands how many months since March 2010, when … Read More

CEO defends diversity

General Electric’s CEO defends diversity by reassuring workforce amidst Trump’s immigration crackdown. CEO Jeff Immelt said that the company has “many employees from the named countries and we do business all over the region. These employees and customers are critical to our success and they are our friends and partners.” Immelt said that “there would … Read More

Unconscious Hiring Bias

Discussions regarding unconscious hiring bias are trending in the news.Most observers concede unconscious hiring basis is real and exists.Candidates and employers make assumptions throughout the hiring process which affect the outcome of interviews and offers. Candidates are on-guard for recruiter bias Candidates are acutely aware of possible recruiter bias in cases when their skin color,gender … Read More

Interracial Marriage

Interracial marriage was historically a taboo in the US. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that found laws banning interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.Interracial marriage has grown in the United States over the past few decades, and polls show that most Americans are accepting of mixed-race relationships. A 2012 … Read More

Minority

The word minority is offensive and degrading particularly when referring to current employees and prospective new hires regardless of race. Our favorites include, hiring minority, ”we ask our minority employees for references”, minority professionals to name a few. No so long ago, minority was HR code for African Americans or Latinos. It was understood by … Read More

Michelle Obama – Glorious Diversity

Our First Lady, Michelle Obama, spoke about the value of the country’s “glorious diversity” in an emotional speech – her last speech on January 6th. Michelle Obama extolled the value of the country’s “glorious diversity” in an emotional address on Friday – January 6.Using her last speech as first lady to reiterate the outgoing administration’s … Read More