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Five disconnects preventing gender diversity in the boardroom

Business leaders understand that increased gender diversity can help them navigate disruption, but boardrooms across industries still fail to reflect this. What needs to change?

A few years ago, if you were a woman buying a car with voice recognition technology you’d probably be out of luck – the software developers had calibrated the technology using male voices, and in many cases it just wouldn’t respond to a woman’s voice. ...




The Challenges Handling Religion In The Workplace

The February HR Roundtable in Cincinnati met under a “cloud” because January’s Roundtable was canceled due to the serious winter weather – not because the topic of “Religion in the Workplace.” (or so Steve hoped !)
 
This topic could become very divisive and heated, but Steve encouraged the attendees to look at this from some different angles. ...




The Final Generation ā€” Recruiting Gen ā€˜Zā€™

The millennials are so yesterday. Now it’s time to start thinking about recruiting Generation Z — defined as those born between the mid 1990s and 2010 and now representing over a quarter  of the US population. (What comes next – Generation “AA”?)
 
Call them the mature millennials. ...




9 Questions to Ask Candidates' References

Hiring the wrong person can be detrimental for any employer. Twenty-seven percent of employers report that a single bad hire can cost more than $50,000, according to a 2013 CareerBuilder survey.One way to reduce the number of bad hires is to focus more on the information arriving from candidates' references. ...




Embracing Diversity Starts with Self-Awareness, D&I Expert Says

"Difference just is"; it's not positive or negative, diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategist Sonia Aranza told Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) staff members.
 
How one reacts to differences, though, is key, she added. 
 
SHRM hosted Aranza, an international speaker and the president and CEO of the Alexandria, Va. ...




Why businesses need lessons in love: making your people feel appreciated

The very best relationships rely on a mutual feeling of being recognised, appreciated and respected. If one partner in a relationship starts taking the other for granted and the lines of communication breakdown, the relationship will either crumble or turn destructive. ...




7 Interview Questions That Determine Emotional Intelligence

Determining who you hire for a job plays a big part in forming your company’s culture and ensuring its future success. Selecting informative interview questions can be a key factor in finding the right employees -- as well as weeding out the ones that won’t fit. ...




EEOC explains rights of employees with mental health conditions

The EEOC continues to issue resource guides for employees suffering from various health conditions to let them know the job protections and benefits available to them under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). But while the guides are written for workers, employers can learn a lot from them. ...




3 Commonly Overlooked Opportunities to Reduce Attrition

Attrition is costly. How costly is up for debate. Some research studies estimate that it costs $4,219 and takes 42 days to hire a new employee, which corresponds nearly identically to FurstPerson’s cost-of-attrition research that settled on $4,284 per lost employee. ...




How To Set Up an Internship Program for Your Small Business

Looking to hire an intern this summer? More and more businesses are planning on it. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) (link is external), employers plan on hiring 8.5 percent more college students in 2012 for summer internships than they did last year. ...