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Image credit: B_Me / Pixabay Improving diversity and inclusion is a goal for talent acquisition teams of all sizes. Throughout the year, the CXR Community has worked through exercises and discussions designed for improving diversity and inclusion. We’ve included the top member recommendations here. We’re also sharing the details of an exercise designed to help organizations […]

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Image credit: Geralt / Pixabay Real-life solutions for diversity and inclusion challenges Diversity and inclusion are topics of discussion at nearly every CareerXroads Colloquium meeting. The challenges around creating and maintaining a diverse workplace are far from new. They are also far from diminishing. Everyone from University Relations to Sourcers to Candidate Experience Directors is […]

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Image Credit:trajaner / Pixabay Adam Grant teed up a point of view that resonated with me at this week’s Annual SHRM conference. He essentially argues that cultural “fit” represents too strong an emphasis on homogeneity and that if we are hiring for innovation, we should really be looking for candidates who make a cultural “contribution.” […]

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Job Descriptions have been a punching bag for decades with little movement until now. The failure to create a fresh approach to a Job Description (JD) is that critics (IMHO) don’t recognize that the JD is a foundational document with a standard that has everything to do with determining the value of a role and […]

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At each CareerXroads event throughout this past year, Chris and I had at least one exercise probing the state of recruiting practices that target greater inclusion of protected classes like race, gender, age, veterans, disability, sexual orientation and…well beyond compliance. Several themes emerged. Balancing core culture ‘fit’ and valuing differences is an oft-told tale few […]

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“High-Impact Diversity and Inclusion: Maturity Model and Top Findings” was recently published by Bersin by Deloitte analysts, Stacia Garr and Candace Atamanik. The announcement noted six principles that are key to creating a more inclusive organization based on surveys and interviews with key players.  From the overview, “This report focuses on establishing broad D&I ownership, […]

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