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In the modern workplace, the business case for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) is clear. Three consecutive reports from McKinsey show how the relationship between diversity and performance has strengthened over time, and 95% of participants in a 2021 survey of 200 CEOs said DE&I is a focus for their companies over the next one…

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Implicit-bias training doesn’t work. Here’s what you can do about it

The human brain is a complex and intelligent organ, but it does take shortcuts. This isn’t always out of laziness or negligence; sometimes decisions need to be made as quickly as possible to ensure survival, or to make tight deadlines. Processing and evaluating information takes up mental energy that we’re often unable, or too lazy,…

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Four signs your approach to diversity and inclusion is flawed

If you’re a business owner, manager, leader, or HR person, you’ve likely been involved in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives, working to organize unconscious bias or diversity training for employees. If you’re in any kind of employment, you’ve probably begrudgingly or enthusiastically undergone such training. And if you spend enough time on LinkedIn, maybe…

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Skills-based hiring why we need a new way to recruit

Skills-based hiring: why we need a new way to recruit

First there was the consultant who went viral with a vexed post about how he refused to continue recruiting by screening unreliable CVs. Then there was the writer whose exasperated essay about the difficulties of job-hunting prompted a wave of comments throbbing with frustration, pain, and fear. Another job-seeker describes being messed around by a…

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How to overcome unconscious bias and get hiring right

How do you hire for success? It’s the pressing question HR teams worldwide are spending billions of dollars to answer.  In 2014, Amazon made a bold attempt at cracking the code. After successfully automating various aspects of the company’s operations, from warehousing to delivery, programmers at the e-commerce giant decided to turn their considerable resources…

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Skills-based hiring is the future of employment: 5 experts explain why

There’s a seachange underway in the world of talent acquisition. As HR teams continue to grapple with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, they find themselves dealing with increasingly discerning candidates who are happy to walk away from opportunities that don’t meet their expectations. Meanwhile, recent data from research and consultancy firm Gartner shows a…

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Closing the gender employment gap: A robust approach for employers

You only need to go on Twitter on International Women’s Day to glean the extent to which companies claim to support, appreciate, and celebrate women. And yet the gender pay gap, a pivot for discourse about precisely how companies don’t support women, persists: They are still earning 17% less than men on average in the…

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You may be remote first but are you skills first

You may be remote first, but are you skills first?

We’re passionate about the benefits of skills-based hiring, but we know that the term itself can seem a little broad. After all, you’d be hard-pressed to find a recruiter or hiring manager who would admit that they don’t consider skills during the recruitment process.  Skills are always considered when a hire is made, but when…

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