Trump White House

White males dominate the Trump White House cabinet posts. Of Trump’s 18 choices to date — excluding his vice president and senior Trump White House staff — 14 are white, of which 12 are male. None are Latino. By comparison, 11 of the the corresponding positions in Obama’s first Cabinet were white — with seven … Read More

Diversity Postings – Good, Bad, Ugly

Diversity postings – good, bad, ugly is how someone might judge the quality of any job posting. The fact a job opening is being advertised is clearly a good deed. Here are some other good practices: Good Practices 1:The posting appears for more than 30 days. A longer duration allows passive job seekers time to … Read More

Diversity Candidate Pipeline

“Oh yeah, we want to build a diversity candidate pipeline”. Our reply “that’s great!” We then ask what does having a diversity candidate pipeline mean to you – can you describe a pipeline? Top 5 replies regarding having a pipeline. 1:” Our diversity candidate pipeline is a list of candidates you can call at any … Read More

Job Posting Application Deadlines

Job posting application deadlines can be self defeating. Ever notice when reading job postings on line with text stating “Application deadline dd/mm/year”. Have you ever wondered what the benefits are of publishing job posting application deadlines ? Why post a deadline? Here are some possibilities: 1: HR corporate policies dictate the statement be included. Why? … Read More

Hiring Diversity Faculty

An article written by Ivy League professor described an attitude of “we don’t want them” exists regarding hiring diversity faculty. The author, Marybeth Gasman, a professor of higher education at the University of Pennsylvania, made the remark “we don’t want them”. Ms. Gasman’s remarks were made when giving a talk about Minority Serving Institutions. She … Read More

Do Black Names Matter ?

Black names matter when some recruiters associate a particular name with racial significance. Following are two groups of names which might appear on an online job application. One group is comprised on men and women with names such as Tyrone, DeShawn, Reginald or Demetrius. The women are named Latisha, Shanice and Ebony. The second group … Read More

Diversity Hiring Scenarios

Diversity hiring has become more important to some organizations in America for a variety of reasons. Some are driven by recognition it is the right thing to do – to be humanitarian- to honor and respect fellow citizens. Other organizations are compelled to stay within the laws defining equal opportunity behavior. Yet there are still … Read More

Diversity Job Board Traffic

Niche job boards , such as Diversity.com , are questioned daily regarding diversity job board traffic. Knowing a site’s diversity job board traffic is the number one sought out evaluation criteria from recruiters who don’t know what else to ask. The problem in most every case is the information obtained is corrupt. Yes – the … Read More

Posting jobs for 60 days gets better results

Posting jobs 60 days increases visibility gets better results. So why don’t employers do it? Most likely the decision is made by someone other than the recruiter or hiring manager.Chances are the decision is made by an administrator.this person might also decide which job board to use and who does the actual posting. Does 30 … Read More

Post Jobs with Intent

Post jobs with intent to hire diversity. Post jobs with intent means not being passive when posting a job. Post jobs with intent means to post confidently knowing job seekers have choices today. An employer might presume since they are willing to hire then candidates will rush to apply. Inexperienced employers think “posting and they … Read More